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Aero 2012 in Friedrichshafen is a fast. efficient four-place design from
Slovenia. Pipistrel unveiled its Panthera and aims to take a slice of
the high-speed cruiser market from Cirrus with an aircraft it says will
cruise at 200 knots on 10 gallons an hour of unleaded gas for 1,000 nm
with all the seats filled. The fully-equipped aircraft will sell for
less than $500,000, well below the list price for a decked out SR22.
"Panthera will shake the World of General Aviation, setting the
benchmark for efficiency, cabin comfort and safety for others to
follow," said Pipistrel CEO Ivo Boscarol. This is Pipistrel's first
foray into the Part 91 world with a fully certified aircraft and there
were some unique challenges in that process. More...
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DA52 A CENTERPIECE
Even before the Aero opened on Wednesday,
Diamond's new DA52 twin was drawing a lot of attention. During a
pre-show press tour, Diamond's chief test pilot Ingmar Mayerbuch said on
the flight into Friedrichshafen from Diamond's Wiener Nuestadt, Austria
factory, the airplane burned only 60 liters of Jet A to fly about 260
miles. (For the metrically challenged, that's about 16.6 MPG and notable
economy for any airplane, much less a twin.) The DA52 is powered by two
180-horsepower variants of the Austro AE300 diesel engines that
Diamond's sister company, Austro AG, developed specifically for the
DIAMOND'S NEW V1 TWIN
At Aero 2012 in
Friedrichschafen, Diamond is showing off two new twins, including the
DA52 Austro-powered V1. With major work on drag reduction, improved
engine performance, and lower weight, the V1 definitely has better
performance over its predecessor, the DA42 NG. More...
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OPENS WITH BIG U.S. COMPONENT
As the 20th European Aero show
opens on Wednesday, organizers were expecting a strong event thanks to
rebounding economies and a number of new products and events. Aero
Project Director Roland Bosch told AVweb on Tuesday that more
than 500 exhibitors have registered for the show. Although that's down a
little from last year, he said one reason is that 2012 marks the first
year that Aero has been conducted as an annual event rather than a
biennial event, which it had been in the past. Some manufacturers stick
to a two-year schedule and thus aren't represented. What is represented,
however, is more North American companies than ever, according to Luann
Alesio, Aero's U.S. marketing representative. More...
AERO 2012 OPENS IN FRIEDRICHSHAFEN
Friedrichschafen begins its 20th year, it's becoming an increasingly
important international trade show, and AVweb is there on the
ground. Here's a video report on opening day of the show.
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REST ISSUES CITED IN PILOT-INDUCED TURBULENCE
A sleepy Air
Canada first officer who was waking up from an approved cockpit nap
initially mistook the planet Venus for a C-17 and is being cited for a
wild ride that hurt 14 passengers and two flight attendants on a flight
from Toronto to Zurich in January of 2011. Canada's Transportation
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an uncomfortable return trip for the affected people in the back. Most
suffered bumps, bruises and lacerations from their unscheduled contact
with aircraft fixtures. Everyone on the back side of the bulletproof
door thought turbulence was to blame and some weren't happy to learn a
year later that the turbulence was pilot-induced. "No one came on for an
announcement and said, 'This is what happened, but everything's OK, or
there might be some more turbulence up ahead,'" passenger Ashlyn O'Mara
told CBC News. More...
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TORNADOES DAMAGE BOEING, AVIATION MUSEUM
Tornadoes that swept
through Wichita, Kans., over the weekend damaged buildings belonging to
Boeing and subcontractor Spirit AeroSystems, and several aircraft at the
Kansas Aviation Museum were torn from their tiedowns. Spirit builds
fuselages for Boeing 737s, and the production line could be slowed while
the company recovers, according to the Wichita Eagle. "It will be a
couple days before we have a good, solid plan," Spirit CEO Jeff Turner
told the Eagle on Monday. Several hundred workers were in the building
on Saturday night when the storms hit, but all were safe. At the museum,
one airplane was wrecked -- a Vietnam-era Cessna O2-B Super Skymaster --
and three others were damaged. More...
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CIRRUS READY TO MOVE AHEAD WITH JET
Cirrus Aircraft has
secured most of the financing it needs to move forward with development
of its single-engine personal jet, with production expected to start in
Duluth, Minn., in 2015, the Minnesota Star-Tribune reported on Tuesday. Cirrus
CEO Dale Klapmeier declined to tell the Star-Tribune just how much cash
had been secured from new owners CAIGA (China Aviation Industry General
Aircraft Co.), but said it will cover most of the projected development
cost, which has previously been estimated at $150 million. "It has been
a struggle to keep this program moving forward," Klapmeier told the
Star-Tribune. "It has been a struggle just to survive." Cirrus had said
last week that it would reveal a major announcement at the Aero
Friedrichshafen show in Germany on Wednesday. More...
RELEASES 2011 SALES DATA
When the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association published its annual summary of sales data in
it came with an unusual omission -- Hawker Beechcraft was not ready to
release its fourth-quarter numbers. On Tuesday, GAMA published an update
(PDF) with the Hawker data included, but it resulted
in minimal change to the overall report. In February, the available
numbers showed a 3.5 percent drop in total shipments compared to 2010.
Now, with the added data from Hawker, the 3.5 percent drop remains
unchanged. Hawker said it delivered 198 aircraft during the year. In
2010, Hawker delivered 214 aircraft. Adding Hawker's numbers did,
however, affect the total billings trend for the year.
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