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Volume 18, Number 13e
March 30, 2012
 
FIND THEM AT:
C-017
C-018
C-019
C-020
C-021
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AVflash! Beech Has Tongues Waggingback to top 
 

HAWKER BEECH GETS RELIEF, BANKRUPTCY RUMORS PERSIST
Although Hawker Beechcraft was thrown a $120 million lifeline and given some breathing room by creditors earlier this week, that hasn't quelled a media death watch on the Wichita planemaker. On Tuesday, Hawker Beech announced a group of creditors representing about 70 percent of the company's debt load had agreed to defer some interest payments and ignore some covenants until June 29. The company said it would use the money saved and the time to put a reorganization plan in place. On Thursday, Reuters ran a story quoting unnamed sources as saying Hawker Beech was getting ready to file for bankruptcy. The story was quickly picked up by other media who quoted Reuters as their sole source. A few said they too had been told by unnamed sources the "pre-arranged bankruptcy" was in the works. Hawker Beechcraft spokeswoman Nicole Alexander said the company wouldn't discuss the latest stories but stressed efforts to turn the company around. "We have no comment on the Reuters story," Alexander said. "The news out of the company is included in Tuesday's news release, so I'll refer you back to it and more explicitly to the point that Hawker Beechcraft is working together with its lenders toward a comprehensive recapitalization to better position the company for the future." More...

 
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Learning to Fly — In a Piperback to top 
 

PIPER AIRCRAFT: NEW EMPHASIS ON TRAINING
Piper's new CEO, Simon Caldecott, says the company has had a good year in 2012 so far and looking ahead for the rest of the year and to 2013, it sees the training market as a big driver. "One of the things we're going to do is to get back into the training market in a big way," Caldecott told AVweb in this podcast at Sun 'n Fun on Wednesday. "When you look at the stand here and see that J-3 Cub there, training was the roots of Piper Aircraft and I believe that's what we need to be focussed on, as well as our M-class [Mirage and Merdian] aircraft. We're going to really push hard on that and I expect to at least double our volume on trainers over the next two or three years." More...

 
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D-026
D-027
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PODCAST: PIPER FOCUSES ON TRAINING
With its roots in the training market, Piper is focusing there for future opportunities. AVweb Editorial Director Paul Bertorelli spoke with Piper CEO Simon Caldecott at Sun 'n Fun 2012.

This podcast is brought to you by FAST (Flight and Aircraft Services Tracking), Aspen Avionics, and XM WX Satellite Weather. More...

 
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Newest LSA Looks Eerily Familiar ...back to top 
 

SEAREY SEEKS LSA CERT., PASSES MILESTONE
With over 20 years in the business, SeaRey has become the most popular very light amphibian on the market, with a tight-knit community, some 500 examples flying and hopes for LSA certification within the year (maybe by EAA AirVenture Oshkosh). The company prides itself on providing a safe, affordable, fun and versatile aircraft capable of taking owners into and out of areas of the country that might otherwise be inaccessible. It flies with an open or closed sliding canopy and has performance on a Rotax 912 or 914 that's well-suited to the LSA category. Customers say it's both docile in the air and maneuverable on the water. At Sun 'n Fun 2012, AVweb spoke with company president Kerry Richter about the roughly $35,000 kit (without engine or avionics) and the soon-to-be roughly $120,000 LSA. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
A-011
A-012
Anywhere Map from Control Vision
Anywhere Map® Is Now an App, Too!!!
Platform Independence — This isn't just another chart viewer; everything you love about Anywhere Map's Flight Management System is now available for ALL the popular tablets. Features include our patented Cones of Safety®, Personal Digital Co-pilot®, Obstacle warnings, VNAV, Virtual ILS, high-resolution terrain, Anywhere Link Weather overlay, and TRACK-UP operation — and we are always geo-referenced! Check out AnywhereMap.com.
 

PODCAST: SEAREY'S PAST AND FUTURE
One of the most popular homebuilt amphibs, the SeaRey, could soon be an LSA. AVweb's Glenn Pew spoke with SeaRey's Kerry Richter at Sun 'n Fun 2012.

This podcast is brought to you by Control Vision's Anywhere Map and Bendix/King by Honeywell. More...

 
FIND THEM AT:
B-080
B-088
B-089
Bendix/King by Honeywell
A New Day at Bendix/King by Honeywell
Bendix/King Avionics has established new business operations in Albuquerque, NM. Soon, we'll have an all-new product line. We have renewed our brand — and our promise — to design, build and support the best-performing, most innovative and cost-effective avionics products available for general aviation. Visit us at Sun 'n Fun hangar B, booth 80. Or click here.
 
Bringing Weather to the iPadback to top 
 

SPORTY'S, FOREFLIGHT TEAM ON WIRELESS WEATHER FOR IPAD
At Sun 'n Fun this week, Sporty's Pilot Shop introduced Stratus, the first completely wire-free weather receiver for the iPad. The small $799 device streams information from GPS and ADS-B with no monthly subscription costs. The unit collects NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position, and wirelessly streams that data to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices. "Stratus delivers exactly what pilots have been asking for -- a simple, smart and subscription-free way to view in-flight weather on their iPad," said Sporty's Vice President John Zimmerman. "It's incredibly easy to use, with just one button and virtually no setup." More...

 
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B-078
B-079
B-090
B-091
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No Surprise Here: Cessna's Been Busyback to top 
 

NEW AT CESSNA: FIKI FOR CORVALIS, CLOUD SOFTWARE, POLICE VERSION
Cessna's new version of the Corvalis, the TTX, will include an option for flight into known icing, the company said at Sun 'n Fun this week. The FIKI system can provide up to two and a half hours of protection from most ice attaching to the airframe, with virtually no impact on performance, Cessna said. The TTX, which is scheduled to start deliveries late this year, will also feature upgraded Garmin avionics with touch screens. The company also introduced a couple of new software products and an "Enforcer" package to integrate surveillance equipment into its airplanes for law-enforcement customers. More...

 
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C-024
C-025
C-026
N-035
XM WX Satellite Weather || Weather with 
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More Room in the TBM 850back to top 
 

VIDEO: TBM 850'S NEW ELITE SEATING OPTION
DAHER-Socota's TBM 850 is the fastest single-engine turboprop on the market, and at Sun 'n Fun 2012, the company announced (and displayed) a new interior mod that allows carrying large, bulky cargo in place of two extra seats.

This video is brought to you by Control Vision's Anywhere Map and Bendix/King by Honeywell. More...

 
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Stock Engines Expanded on Continental
Factory-Rebuilt and New Engines

Many models are available for immediate shipment. Others will ship within 1-2 weeks. Over 50 engines in process. Visit CMI's stock engine list daily for updates at ContinentalMotors.aero/stockengines.aspx.
 
Piper's Eye-Catching Sun 'n Fun Displayback to top 
 

VIDEO: PIPER'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY J-3 CUB DISPLAY
At Sun 'n Fun this year, Piper has on display a pristine 1946 J-3 Cub to celebrate the company's 75th anniversary. The company's Jacqueline Carlon gave AVweb the details.

This video is brought to you by FAST (Flight and Aircraft Services Tracking), Aspen Avionics, and XM WX Satellite Weather. More...

 
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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...

 
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Names Behind the Newsback to top 
 

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BOOTHS AT
Where to Find Our Sponsors at Sun 'n Fun 2012

B-001-009Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
 
D-097Aircraft Tax (Scott Horton, CPA)
 
B-078-079
B-090-091
Aspen Avionics
 
C-055-056Avemco Insurance
 
C-071-072
N-026
Avidyne
 
B-080
B-088-089
Bendix/King by Honeywell
 
SNF-009Bose Corporation
 
A-011-012Control Vision Anywhere Map
 
MD-023BDiamond Aircraft
 
MD-027CEclipse Aerospace
 
N-082
N-089
Engine Components, Inc. (ECi)
 
A-065General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI)
 
MD-006AGippsAero
 
B-046-047Hartzell Engine Technologies
 
D-082Hilton Software (WingX)
 
C-017-021Jeppesen
 
D-051-053Lightspeed Aviation
 
D-039-042Lycoming Engines
 
D-026-027VoiceFlight
 
C-024-026
N-035
WxWorx XM WX Satellite Weather