PRESIDENT ED BOLEN SETS THE TONE FOR 2009 CONVENTION
year in which business aviation has taken a public relations beating,
National Business Aviation Association President Ed Bolen says
the theme of this year's convention, which starts in Orlando on Tuesday,
is to "demonstrate the value of business aviation." He talked to
AVweb's Russ Niles about this year's meeting.
Click here to listen. (3.7 MB,
MEETING NEW NEEDS
FlightAware started as a hobby but it
quickly became a valuable tool. CEO Daniel Baker tells
AVweb's Russ Niles they're just getting started.
Click here to listen. (4.7 MB,
The unique pusher twin from Italy offers an
alternative to turboprops and jets. AVweb's Russ Niles talks with
John Bingham about the company's new plan.
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FROM THE BUSINESS AIRCRAFT FRONT
Crownair, of San Diego, is
like hundreds of FBOs across the country in that they are living the
downturn day to day. AVweb's Russ Niles speaks with Crownair CEO
Ray Richmond about how FBOs are adapting to a new market and a
Click here to listen. (3.7 MB,
VERY LIGHT PERSONAL JET
Where others have tread and failed, Stratos now
goes boldly with a new very light jet. Can they pull it off? Here's Alex
Craig to explain why the company thinks it can succeed.
OPTIONS FOR BIZ AIRCRAFT
To be truly useful, a business
airplane needs to have ready and reliable access to broadband internet.
As explained in this video, there are a number of sources to pick
PHENOM 300 JET TOUR
At NBAA 2009, Embraer brought in a
completed version of its upsized light jet, the Phenom 300.
AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took a tour.
AIRLINER TURNED BIZJET
The Dornier 328 is a perfectly fine
32-seat airliner, but can it also be a decent bizjet. Livejet thinks so
and they're converting the former airliners into a 12-seat, large-cabin
business aircraft. At NBAA 2009, Russ Niles took a tour of the first
Editorial Director Paul Bertorelli
checks in from the 2009 NBAA Convention in Orlando, Florida in the
latest installment of our AVweb Insider blog. No question the
show is smaller, but in the face of the worst downturn the modern
industry has ever seen, that's no surprise. The uptick will come, says
Paul, but it probably won't happen in 2010.
the full blog post here.
THE INDUSTRY WOULD PREFER TO FORGET THAT TERM
Such is the damage done by Eclipse to the credibility of light jets, the
industry would like to press the reset button and call these things
entry-level jets. Good idea, says Paul Bertorelli in his latest blog
from the NBAA Convention in Orlando, because the idea of cheap, fast and
economical was a loser from the start.
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