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Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
. The headset provides acclaimed noise reduction, with a
comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also
connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
|AVflash! Change of Plan for Hawker
REJECTS HAWKER 4000 SELL-OFF
A bankruptcy judge has rejected
Hawker Beechcraft's bid to fire-sale its inventory of Hawker 4000 jets
to raise some quick cash. The company was planning to dump the aircraft,
the all-composite flagship of its jet roster, for as little as about 35
cents on the dollar until some existing 4000 owners stepped in to
prevent their $20 million aircraft from suffering the same devaluation.
Hawker Beech has 13 finished new 4000s, three in production and four
used aircraft. The inventory clearance bid was part of a filing made by
the company that also requested the court to allow it to abandon
warranty and extended service plans on the 4000 and on Premier I and
Premier IA jets. Hawker Beechcraft VP Shawn Vick outlined the warranty
decision in a podcast
interview at the 2012 NBAA convention in Orlando in October.
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MAINTENANCE NPRM ISSUED
The FAA has issued a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking covering aircraft with 10 or more passenger seats
that will require much more comprehensive monitoring and record-keeping
concerning contract maintenance. The new rule was mandated by the recent
reauthorization of the FAA but the FAA seems to agree there's a need.
"These changes are needed because contract maintenance has increased to
over 70 percent of all air carrier maintenance, and numerous
investigations have shown deficiencies in maintenance performed by
contract maintenance providers," the NPRM says. Although the rule is
aimed primarily at Part 121 operators, it will capture larger business
jets and charter aircraft, too. More...
The Biggest Aviation
Show on the Planet ... Is Back!
The award-winning hit TV series The Aviators
is back for
an all-new third season showcasing everything from the F-22 and DC-3 to
LSA and balloons. We take you dogfighting in the Nevada desert, flying
with the USAF Thunderbirds, and look on as Mötley Crue frontman
Vince Neil learns to fly. Join our 10 million weekly US viewers and
countless more worldwide.
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OPENS CHINA SUBSIDIARY
Dassault has created a wholly-owned
subsidiary in China to secure its stake in that market. The company,
Dassault Falcon Business Services (Beijing) Co. Ltd., is based in
Beijing and will look after creating a customer support network in the
country that will include maintenance specialists and even a couple of
"jump-seat support" pilots. "Firmly establishing Dassault's presence in
China today positions us to serve the needs of its growing business
aviation sector with the highest level of support in the years to come,"
said CEO John Rosanvallon. More...
U.S. Sport Aviation
January 17-20, 2013
Sunny Sebring, Florida will hold its 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation
this January 17-20, 2013
largest sport aircraft-dedicated event in the world. Additions for 2013
range from a twilight air show opened by Patty Wagstaff demonstrating
LSA aerobatic aircraft to The Year of the Cub to star-studded
Manufacturers Showcases and a contest that will crown sport aviation's
most efficient aircraft/pilot duo. Four days in Sebring, Florida to
"See, Try, Fly and Buy" ... everything in the world of sport aviation.
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"DISAPPOINTED" IN SAFETY BOARD ACTION
The NTSB said last week
it won't make any major changes in the way it oversees FAA enforcement
actions against pilots, and NBAA says that's not fair to small aviation businesses.
The current NTSB rules stipulate that NTSB administrative law judges who
review emergency actions by the FAA against certificate holders must
assume the allegations presented by the FAA are correct and accurate.
NBAA and other aviation advocacy groups, including AOPA, EAA, NATA, and
the Air Line Pilots Association, objected to this "assumption of truth"
standard, but the safety board declined to change it. More...
Eclipse Offers 2012
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UAV INTEGRATION ON HOLD
Citing concerns over privacy, FAA
Administrator Michael Huerta has told members of Congress that the
selection of six testing sites for unmanned aerial vehicles, which was
expected this year, has been indefinitely put on hold. According to the
Dayton Daily News, Huerta wrote to members of the
Unmanned Systems Congressional Caucus, but no public statement has been
released about the decision. Earlier this month, 20 aviation advocacy
groups (including AOPA, EAA, NATCA, NBAA, GAMA, and more) jointly sent a
letter (PDF) to Huerta, asking him to "ensure UAS are safely
and responsibly integrated into the national airspace in a timely
manner." The groups also said, "It is our belief that for FAA to
succeed, the agency must remain focused on safety rather than privacy
issues, where the FAA has no statutory standing or technical expertise."
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TAKES CHINA FOR BELL
Bell Helicopter has appointed Chris
Jaran as its managing director in China. Jaran is familiar with the
Chinese market and was president of the China chapter of the American
Helicopter Society International. More...
Rob Cords is the Senior VP for Airlines
and Fleets at StandardAero. He was most recently Associate Partner for
Oliver Wyman's Aerospace and Defense Practice.
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permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too.
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INSIDER BLOG: TAXING AIRPLANES FOR CARBON EMISSIONS
European Union has the dubious distinction of being a leader in this
harebrained idea. Last week, it momentarily suspended a plan to penalize
airplanes flying into Europe for carbon emissions, but don't expect the
decision to hold. Certainly there must be a better way? On the AVweb
Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli suggests there is: Minimize carbon
emissions from airplane as much as practical, but otherwise just get
yourself ready for life in a warmer world. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
PIPER'S 75TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
November 10, Piper Aircraft celebrated its 75th anniversary as an
aircraft company. AVweb was there and got a look at some terrific
vintage aircraft as well as Piper's latest line of M-class airplanes.
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REFURBISHED AIRPLANE OF THE MONTH
New airplanes sales may be
a little soft, but we're seeing plenty of refurb work -- everything from
new panels to fresh paint to full-up interiors. We would like to feature
some of these airplanes in the pages of AVweb and spotlight the
owners and shops doing the work. If you have photos of your restored
aircraft -- single, twin or turbine -- send
them along to us, and if we select your airplane as refurb of the
month, we'll contact you for more information. More...
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