Is Your iPad "Cockpit
iPad must be secured, viewable, and operable with one hand to be useful
during critical phases of flight. There are many choices. Mounted
windshield/suction, yoke, or panel. Kneeboards single-leg or lap
desk. What is best for you?
To learn more about making your iPad
"Cockpit Ready," click here.
provides "Cockpit Ready" iPad cases,
mounts, and accessories that allow the iPad to be operable with a single
hand and used effectively in-flight. Invest in quality. Invest in one
case. Invest in MyGoFlight.
Phone: (303) 364-7400
or visit MyGoFlight.com
WANTS NEW ATC PROCEDURES, TO AVERT MIDAIRS
investigating five incidents in which commercial jetliners came close to
other aircraft while arriving or departing at major U.S. airports, the
NTSB said on Monday the FAA should modify the rules for air traffic
controllers to ensure the safe separation of airplanes during go-around
maneuvers. Conflicts at low altitude result in having to execute evasive
maneuvers at low altitude and high closing speeds with little time to
avoid a collision. The review of the five incidents shows that existing
FAA separation standards and operating procedures are inadequate, the
safety board said. More...
Experience Aviation and the
World of Sound with
's new magazine app for the iPad at no cost
and dive right into a new and interactive way to experience the world of
sound. In the aviation issue, the high art of aerobatics features
alongside the high art of plane building from scrap heaps. Watch Vince
Neil from Mötley Crüe take his first flying lessons and learn
how veteran pilots pass the torch in schools. Also listen to our new
"Live Your Dream" theme song by
In May, BlueStage is all about the sonic experience on wings. Download,
swipe, and enjoy!
STARTS TTX DELIVERIES
The first new copies of the Cessna TTx,
which the company calls "the world's fastest commercially produced and
certified fixed-gear single engine aircraft," have been delivered,
Cessna said on Monday. The all-composite, turbocharged four-seat
aircraft evolved from the Corvalis (previously Columbia) line. The
cockpit features sidestick controls and debuts the Garmin G2000 avionics
suite, with dual 14.1 high-definition displays and touchscreen controls.
Top speed is 235 knots, powered by a 310-hp Continental TSIO-550-C
engine, and range is 1,250 nm. Cessna said pilots who transition into
the airplane will be provided additional training, "due to the
additional horsepower and capabilities of the aircraft."
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.
Watch The Aviators on PBS, iTunes,
Amazon, and Hulu.
DELAYS CSERIES FIRST FLIGHT
Bombardier says it needs to tweak
the software of its CSeries test aircraft and has delayed the maiden
flight of the aircraft until sometime in late July. The company
announced the decision last week even though executives had put a hard
deadline of the end of June on the first flight. Bombardier spokesman
Marc Duchesne told the Toronto Star the unspecified issues will be
addressed and this will be the last delay in the test program. "We're in
good shape. We just need a few more weeks," Duchesne said. "It's nothing
over the life of a 20-year program. We're almost there."
Levil Technology's Line of
AHRS/ADS-B Receivers Just Got Better!
Offering the most compatibility with your favorite apps and uncontested
AHRS performance, the iLevil SW has been known as the most flexible
AHRS/ADS-B system in the market. Levil Technology
introducing the iLevil AW
, featuring internal pressure sensors
that measure indicated airspeed, pressure altitude, and VSI when
connected to the pitot-static system of a homebuilt or light sport
Check out the iLevil at AirVenture
Oshkosh or visit our web site here.
EVASIVE MANEUVER FRIGHTENS PASSENGERS
The maneuver by an
Airbus 319 crew over Michigan on Monday, briefly diving the jet in
response to a TCAS warning, may seem routine to aviators, but it's been
getting a lot of coverage in the mainstream press, citing terrified
passengers and jostled flight attendants. "Screaming passengers feared
the plane was going to crash," says The Associated Press story. No passengers were
injured, but luggage bins fell open, drinks spilled, and a couple of
flight attendants hit their heads. The FAA said at their closest point,
the Airbus was within 400 feet vertically and 1.6 miles horizontally
from a skydiving jump plane operating VFR over southern Michigan.
The Phillips 66® Aviation Wings Card The Card
That Does More
When your primary business is aviation, your primary fuel charge card
should be the Phillips 66®
Aviation Wings Card
. With more locations, more rewards, and
superior service, your Wings Card is convenient and flexible. Use it
with your WingPoints® Rewards
for twice as many points! Corporate flight departments can
apply online today for the card that does more.
Click here to start now.
Helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky sent layoff
notices to 200 workers last week, according to local news sources. The
helicopter manufacturer, based in Stratford, Conn., told the Hartford Business Journal that government spending
is being cut in the U.S. and internationally, and many customers are
delaying purchase decisions as economic uncertainty persists. "Given all
this, we must do all we can to protect our competitiveness while
continuing to invest in our future," said Sikorsky spokesman Paul
Jackson. Sikorsky employs about 16,000 people around the world,
including about 8,600 in Connecticut, according to the HBJ.
SWORN IN AS SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION
Senate confirmation, Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the new Secretary of
Transportation Tuesday. Foxx repeated the oath to Judge Nathaniel Jones
in a private ceremony attended by his family. Foxx wasted little time
setting the agenda for his coming term. "Safety will remain our top
priority at DOT," he said in a statement. "At the same time, I will
work to improve the efficiency and performance of our current
transportation system while building the infrastructure we need for
future generations." More...
|The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!||back to
THE AVWEBBIZ TEAM
AVwebBiz is a weekly summary of the latest
business aviation news, articles, products, features, and events
featured on AVweb, the
world's premier independent aviation news resource.
AVwebBiz team is:
Have a product or service to
advertise on AVweb? Your advertising can reach over
225,000 loyal AVwebFlash, AVwebBiz, and AVweb
home page readers every week. Over 80% of our readers are
active pilots and aircraft owners. That's why our advertisers grow
with us, year after year. For ad rates and scheduling,
here or contact Tom Bliss,
e-mail or via telephone [(480)
here to send a letter to the
editor. (Please let us know if your letter is not
intended for publication.)
Comments or questions
about the news should be sent
If you're having
trouble reading this newsletter in its HTML-rich format (or if you'd
prefer a lighter, simpler format for your phone or handheld device),
there's also a text-only version of AVwebFlash. For complete
instructions on making the switch, click
Navigate. Communicate. More...