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This is the second of three
special editions of AVwebBiz covering the NBAA Convention in Orlando,
Florida. Regular AVwebFlash issues will resume Friday with Friday
Features, and the regular AVwebBiz will resume next week.
ENTERS NEW TEST PHASE
Aerion Corporation says the next phase
of testing toward its ultimate goal of facilitating the creation of a
supersonic business jet will get under way at Edwards Air Force Base in
November. The company will mount a prototype wing section under a NASA
F-15 to see how it works. In a podcast interview at NBAA 2012 in
Orlando, Aerion COO Doug Nicols said there is still plenty of interest
in the aircraft and lots of work going on to make it a reality.
XM WX Satellite Weather
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weather. Graphical data like Radar, Lightning, Winds and more enhance
your situational awareness and is compatible with the industry's leading
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AFTERMATH: RELIEF EFFORTS CROWD NY AIRSPACE
The effects of
hurricane Sandy continued to disrupt travel in the northeast on Tuesday,
with more than 15,000 scheduled airline flights cancelled, which may be
a new record for one event. But while airlines may be grounded for a
while yet, that doesn't mean the skies aren't crowded. The FAA on
Tuesday afternoon asked all aircraft operators to avoid New York's Class
B airspace, 1,500 feet and below, due to extensive disaster relief,
recovery and reconstitution efforts, search and rescue, law enforcement
and medevac operations being conducted in and around the New York City
and Newark metropolitan areas. "Pilots should exercise extreme
caution due to low-flying aircraft," the FAA said. More...
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Honda Aircraft has started production of the
first customer HondaJet and will have three or four ready for delivery
by the time the small jet is certified at the end of 2013. Problems with
the fan blades prompted a delay in the certification of the GE Honda
Aero engines that are fundamental to the efficiency of the design and
set back the test schedule, but President Michimasa Fujino told a news
conference on Monday at NBAA 2012 that the engine is now close to
certification and the rest of the schedule is catching up. Despite the
delays (certification was originally planned for late 2012) and changes
in the market, Fujino was typically upbeat about the project, which is
more than 25 years old. More...
hands-free vectoring to any latitude/longitude
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's field-proven speech
recognition technology to address the inherent conflicts between safe
rotocraft flight operations and the distractions of data entry on modern
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ADDS TO BIZJET LINE
Boeing will expand its line of 737-based
business jets with the BBJ Max 8 and the BBJ Max 9, the company
announced at the NBAA Convention in Orlando this week. The Max 8 will
use CFM International's new Leap-1B engines and Boeing's new two-surface
winglet for a 13-percent boost in fuel efficiency. The changes also will
increase range by 14 percent, to 6,325 nm. The Max 9 plan is still in
the works, but "similar performance improvements are anticipated,"
Boeing said. More...
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OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS, NEW PRIVATE PILOT AWARDS
At its annual
convention in Orlando on Monday, NBAA said that starting next year, it
will for the first time recognize private pilots for outstanding
safe-flying achievement. NBAA has recognized safe flying every year
since 1953 with awards to business aviation operators and individuals
who fly accident-free. The new Private Pilot Safety Award will recognize
safety accomplishments by operators of light business aircraft who fly
with a private pilot certificate. The association also will bestow this
week a number of scholarships to help young people pursue careers in
business aviation. More...
ForeFlight: Intelligent Apps
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Touch Planning, auto-routing, geo-referenced approach and enroute
charts, aviation documents, and our Fanatical Pilot Support make
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WHAT'S HOT IN THE AVIATION JOBS MARKET?
demand out there for skilled, experienced aviation technicians in the
refurb and repair market, according to JSfirm.com. AVweb spoke to
JSfirm's Jeff Richards at the NBAA Convention in Orlando this
week to get a snapshot of the aerospace employment market.
podcast is brought to you by ForeFlight and Sennheiser. More...
Eclipse Carefree Ownership
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is a new aviation company led by general
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performance envelope and the newest technologies available in personal
and business aircraft. Headquartered in Superior, Wisconsin, currently
over 80 engineers and support staff work at Kestrel, focusing on
aircraft design and certification.
Go to Kestrel.aero for more
Pilot's Guide to
Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
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This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory
containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information
about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The
publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more
than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair
stations around the world.
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