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Volume 6, Number 1
January 2, 2008
Zulu Time ... From Lightspeed
The new Zulu headset looks different because it is different. Made with magnesium, stainless steel, and four types of composite plastics, it's extremely durable and yet weighs just over 13 ounces. Rather than concentrating purely on cutting decibels, Lightspeed engineers looked at how pilots perceive noise at different frequencies. You get broader noise attenuation over the entire audible range. Zulu has more total noise cancellation than any headset on the market. Click here for a dealer near you.
Hyderabad the Hottest New Aviation Destination?back to top 

India’s aviation ministry is teaming with Farnborough International, the company that organizes the famous air show in England every two years, to organize a show on a similar scale and scope in Hyderabad, India in October. India Aviation 2008 will be modeled after the English show and will run from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18. “The booming aviation sector offers tremendous business opportunities and this show will have the most powerful event,” an unnamed ministry official told The Times of India. More...

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Eclipse 500s Rolling Off the Lineback to top 

Although a lot of news about Eclipse in recent months has focused on various delays in the production and delivery of its aircraft, the company says it has produced its "first 100 airplanes faster than any GA jet aircraft manufacturer in history." In a news release, in which CEO Vern Raburn describes the effort as "audacious," the company notes that it "has produced and certified 104 Eclipse 500s since December 31, 2006." Cessna held the previous record, building 100 Citation 550s in about 18 months, it says. Eclipse's claims have to come with some caveats, however. More...

Fly with Bose® Aviation Headset X™
Enjoy an unmatched combination of full-spectrum noise reduction, clearer audio, and comfortable fit. Voted the #1 headset for the sixth consecutive year in Professional Pilot's 2006 Headset Preference Survey. Also rated "Best ANR Headset — The Aviation Consumer Product of the Year" by Aviation Consumer. Learn more and order.

Quotes reprinted with permission. Aviation Consumer, August 2007.
The Latest on NATCA-FAA Negotiationsback to top 

Former National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President John Carr says on his web site that the FAA recently made an offer to the union to resolve issues resulting from the contract it imposed in 2006. The jargon used in the memo (PDF) Carr says he obtained from someone in senior management is difficult to decipher but it appears to offer increased pay and incentives for some controllers. NATCA says it will issue a statement today and the FAA would say only that discussions have been ongoing since last spring. More...

Save $1,500 on Your Garmin WAAS Upgrade from JA Air Center!
Order your WAAS upgrade from JA Air Center before August 31, 2007, and you'll save $1,500 over Garmin's new pricing which takes effect September 1, 2007. JA's WAAS experts are standing by to assist you at (800) 323-5966. This special pricing will not be extended, so make sure you call today!

JA Air Center [Dupage Airport (KDPA) in West Chicago, IL] provides the finest avionics installations, turbine/piston maintenance, avionics/instrument service, mail order, and aircraft sales. Call (800) 323-5966 or visit us online.
Can't Wait to Fly Your Eclipse 500?back to top 

If you're one of the hundreds waiting to get your hands on the real thing, an Illinois firm has come up with an Eclipse 500 Avio NG flight simulator to help you pass the time and tune up your skills for the mandatory type rating course. Commercial Level Simulators delivered its first PC-based simulator to a customer on Dec. 22, just two days after the FAA certified the electronic brains behind the very light jet. "The CLS_VLJ is designed to give pilots and owners the opportunity to practice for their initial and recurrent training safely and cost-effectively," said a company news release. At an introductory price of $15,000, it's not cheap but it's also not your average joystick-and-plastic-rudder-pedal toy and you'll need to clear some space in the rec room. More...

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Shhh — Sonic Boom Tech Takes Next Stepback to top 

Gulfstream says it's getting ready to move on to the next phase of testing for its sonic boom-suppressing technology. As AVweb reported last year, the company successfully tested a 24-foot retractable nose boom that all but eliminates the shockwaves that create the big (and illegal over the U.S.) noise. The boom was originally tested on an F-15, but Gulfstream VP Pres Henne told the Savannah Morning News the next step is to test the boom on something more business jet-like but no timeline was suggested. More...

StickyCharts — No Tape or Thumbtacks Required
Your favorite FAA charts beautifully printed on removable adhesive backing. Easily map your route with dry-erase markers. Up to 4 feet tall, StickyCharts are delivered in a sturdy tube. Go online to order at StickyCharts.com.
BizJets — High-Speed in More Ways than Oneback to top 

Rockwell Collins has teamed up with ARINC to provide business jet owners with what it says is true high-speed internet connectivity. The eXchange system, which will use ARINC's Skylink satellite system, will provide "truly high-speed connections to the Internet, company Intranets, fax over IP (FoIP), voice over IP (VoIP) telephone, and data services for Wi-Fi enabled smartphones in the cabin," an ARINC news release said. More...

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Names Behind the Newsback to top 


AVwebBiz is a weekly summary of the latest business aviation news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the internet's aviation magazine and news service.

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Timothy Cole

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

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Glenn Pew

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