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Volume 9, Number 44
November 16, 2011
 
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AVflash! Diamond Finds Patrons in Dubaiback to top 
 
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TAKEOVER SECURES D-JET
The CEO of Diamond Aircraft's Canadian operations in London, Ontario, says the takeover of the company is good news for the workers and will ensure the D-JET gets to market. It was announced Monday that a majority interest in Diamond was acquired by Medrar Financial Group, of Dubai, for an undisclosed sum. In an interview with the London Free Press on Tuesday, Peter Maurer said the company will benefit in several ways from the purchase. "This gives us the financial strength to complete the (D-JET) program," Maurer said. "We're getting expertise in business and the financial side." Diamond has 220 workers at the London plant and Maurer said another 200 could be added if the D-JET sells well. The deal also includes the piston products made by the company. More...

 
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Sporty's is iPad headquarters, with the best selection of aviation apps, custom iPad kneeboards, GPSs, RAM mounts and other great accessories. Plus, we are the source for exclusive tips and tricks, with our detailed FAQ, our iPad webinar and our monthly e-mail newsletter. It's all at Sportys.com/iPad.
 
Déjà Vu All Over Again: Eclipse's Big Splash at Dubaiback to top 
 

ECLIPSE NETS ORDERS FOR NEW MODEL
Considering the scale of the deals routinely announced at the Dubai Air Show, $12.5 million in orders wouldn't normally register on the media radar but the sale of five Eclipse 550 very light jets marks one of the most remarkable turnarounds in aviation history. Eclipse Aerospace announced it would start taking orders for the updated version of the Eclipse 500 at NBAA in October and said resumption of production (subassemblies in Poland, final assembly in Albuquerque) would depend on sales. Although there may have been some sales as a result of the October announcement, this is the first public confirmation that production will, indeed, resume. Eclipse's order came against a backdrop of blockbuster deals in which billions of dollars was committed for hundreds of airplanes. More...

 
Cessna Aircraft || Makers of the Cessna 
Citation
There's Nothing Light About This Jet
Meet the latest and greatest member of the world's most successful family of light jets, the Citation CJ4. It delivers more speed and greater range while retaining the pilot-friendly — and single-pilot-certified — operations of the CJ family. The CJ4's cabin is larger, more comfortable, and outfitted with new entertainment and communication systems. All this equals an aircraft that is flexible enough to meet the requirements of many mid-sized aircraft at light jet costs, plus the service reputation of Cessna to back up your decision. It's what every light jet aspires to be. Visit Cessna.com.
 
Top Tech Debuts at Air Showback to top 
 

NEW AT DUBAI: SLEEK UAV; TWIN-ROTOR HELICOPTER
The 12th biennial Dubai Airshow is open this week, and it's the biggest ever for the venue, with about 1,000 exhibitors, 12 percent more than in 2009. Among the new designs that are getting attention are the United 40, a prototype UAV from Adcom with a sleek S-shaped fuselage and a tandem wing. "We like challenging aerodynamic concepts," said Adcom CEO Ali Al Dhaheri, in the Arabian Aerospace Online News. The hybrid-powered UAV has no elevators, but pitch is controlled by varying the incidence of the forward wing. It's designed to carry weapons. Also, Quest Helicopters, a new company based in Dubai, unveiled its design for a twin-rotor, fly-by-wire helicopter. More...

 
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India's Perilous Airline Economyback to top 
 

INDIAN AIRLINES IN CRISIS
Depressing financial results from India's second largest airline Tuesday intensified debate about the future of the industry and the level of government involvement. Kingfisher Airlines, owned by liquor mogul Vijay Mallya, who More...

 
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Time for a Second Look at Those Fuel Linesback to top 
 

FAA EXPANDS SKYHAWK AD
The FAA wants to expand an airworthiness directive that affects the Cessna 172 fleet to include another 768 airplanes. A proposed AD published on Monday directs operators to inspect the fuel return line assembly for chafing and clearance, and if necessary to replace and adjust the line. The AD aims to prevent leaks that could lead to fuel vapors or fire in the cabin, and will cost operators up to $250 per aircraft. The original AD was issued in 2008. Since then, the FAA said, it has had a report of chafing found in an aircraft with a serial number that was not part of that AD. More...

 
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Opinion & Commentaryback to top 
 

AVWEB INSIDER BLOG: RAMP DELAYS — EDUCATE US
The DOT decided to get the airlines' attention by fining American Eagle $900,000 for ramp delays longer than three hours. It sure succeeded, but now the airlines may be canceling more flights as a result. If you're a passenger, you live in the Village of the Damned — and in his latest post to the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli asks though in the know to explain why the airlines are having such a hard time hitting the target on this new requirement. Read more and join the conversation. More...

AVWEB INSIDER BLOG: THAT GREAT BLACK HOLE IN THE PANEL
Having spent multiple thousands for new glass, some owners are shocked at how the database costs add up. And with the FAA poised to start charging for its heretofore free digital flight data, the needle may be going in the wrong direction. On the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli opines that this could eventually become a drag on sales and ownership, if it isn't already. Read more and join the conversation. More...

 
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Who's Whereback to top 
 

GOODSTEIN AT GULFSTREAM GLOBAL TOTAL REWARDS
Nicole Goodstein
Nicole Goodstein is the new Director of Global Total Rewards for Gulfstream.
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WILSON TO AOPA
Benet Wilson
Benet Wilson is the new Media Relations Director at AOPA. She was previously at Aviation Week.
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STEWART NEW SAFE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Doug Stewart
Doug Stewart is the first executive director of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE). He was a founder of SAFE and served as its Chairman since 2009.
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AVweb Media: Look, Listen, Laugh and Learnback to top 
 

VIDEO: PREMIER EDITION DIAMOND DA40 FLIGHT TRIAL
Diamond's DA40 Star is a popular entry-level and midspeed cruiser, but it lacks air conditioning and other options. Fort Lauderdale's Premier Aircraft added a rich options list to the airplane, and in this report, Aviation Consumer's Paul Bertorelli took a trial flight. More...


VIDEO: JEPPESEN'S MOBILE FLITEDECK (PART 1)
Last summer, Jeppesen rolled out its iPad-based Mobile FliteDeck, a complete chart manager system for owners who already subscribe to Jeppesen's electronic charting products. In this video, AVweb launches the first of three Product Minutes to review the new app. More...


VIDEO: JEPPESEN'S MOBILE FLITEDECK (PART 2)
Jeppesen's new Mobile FliteDeck is a route-based app that compiles approach plates and procedures from Jeppesen's charting materials. In this video, part two of three, Paul Bertorelli takes a look at how its route functions work. More...

 
The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!back to top 
 

AVWEB'S NEWSTIPS ADDRESS ...
Our best stories start with you. If you've heard something 255,000 pilots might want to know about, tell us. Submit news tips via email to newstips@avweb.com. What have you heard? More...

WHO'S WHERE? YOU TELL US
Get a promotion or a new job? Your colleagues want to know about it, and AVwebBiz can get the word out. Drop us a line about the staff appointment, with a nice recent photo, and we'll do our best to include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too. More...

 
Names Behind the Newsback to top 
 

MEET THE AVWEBBIZ TEAM

AVwebBiz is a weekly summary of the latest business aviation news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the internet's aviation magazine and news service.

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Publisher
Timothy Cole

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Editor-in-Chief
Russ Niles

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Features Editor
Kevin Lane-Cummings

Webmaster
Scott Simmons

Contributors
Jeff van West

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