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Volume 6, Number 31
July 30, 2008
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Quotes reprinted with permission: Professional Pilot, 2007 Headset Preference Survey, 12/07; Aviation Consumer, 8/07.
Interest Mounts Among Potential Thielert Buyersback to top 
Sponsor Announcement

The insolvency trustee for Thielert Aircraft Engines says there has been major interest in acquiring the company's assets. Spokesman Sebastian Glaser said "24 prospective buyers have so far expressed their serious interest by signing a confidentiality agreement." He said the process moves to the next phase in which the interested parties, many of them aviation-related, will get access to detailed financial records. "The uncommonly large number of potential buyers shows that Thielert is seen as an attractive investment in the industry," said insolvency administrator Bruno Kübler. More...

JA Air Center, Your Garmin Source
GPSMap 495 and 496 have AOPA Directory and terrain. 496 includes automotive directions and XM weather and music. Have an old GPS? Do not let it lose its value! Call (800) 323-5966 for the current value.

JA Air Center [Dupage Airport (KDPA), West Chicago, IL] provides the finest avionics installations, turbine/piston maintenance, avionics/instrument service, mail order, and aircraft sales. Call (800) 323-5966, or click for more information.
High-Tech Goes Higher-Techback to top 

L3 Communications announced an upgrade to their SmartDeck integrated flight deck, with the addition of synthetic vision. The new system changes the PFD view to show terrain, obstacles and runways. The obstructions and terrain are color-coded and part of a TAWS-B warning system. Additional upgrades included GPS WAAS support, additional weather options for WSI weather and several minor changes. One feature we found particularly handy was the system showing in text the name of the facility tuned on the radio. More...

NEW! Zulu with Panel Power!
With the new Zulu: P (Panel Power) headset, Lightspeed has raised the bar in performance, comfort and crystal-clear audio quality, with more total noise cancellation than any other headset — and no batteries needed! The Zulu: P uses the same LEMO plug that you may already have installed. The Zulu: P also comes with built-in Bluetooth. No one else offers this much in a total headset package. Click here for more information.
Direct from AirVenture: Cessna's Diverse Biz Offeringsback to top 

While Cessna Aircraft Company's presence at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 focuses primarily on the company's single-engine line, including the Caravan turboprop, its hugely successful line of business jets are never far from the forefront. Present in the company's booth at this year's event are a Citation Mustang very light jet (VLJ), the light Citation CJ2+ and a pre-owned Citation ValuePlus Ultra. The company says the Citation Mustang VLJ enjoys more than 500 orders, with 45 copies delivered in 2007 and plans to celebrate the 100th unit's delivery in August. Three of every five Citation Mustangs go to international customers. The current fleet totals 86 aircraft that have accumulated more than 12,500 flight hours, with the high-time Mustang having logged more than 500 hours. More...

A Repeat Performance Sure to Evoke a Soaring Ovation
No one knows Citations better than Cessna. So, it just makes sense to buy a pre-owned Citation from the company that builds them. You can even select one of Cessna's pre-owned ValuePlus Citations, which have been restored to new-aircraft standards. Get the pre-owned peace of mind that only comes from the most trusted name in aviation. Choose Cessna pre-owned. For complete details, go online.
Direct from AirVenture: Embraer's Phenom 100back to top 

In recent years, more and more business jets are on display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and the air show's 2008 edition is no exception. Brazil-based Embraer, itself no stranger to Oshkosh, is at the show helping to advertise its coming pair of light and very light jets, the Phenom 300 and 100 respectively. While at Oshkosh, Embraer updated attendees on its Phenom 100 certification and flight testing, announcing the 1,000-hour milestone had been reached by its flight-test fleet. Phenom 100 certification is expected later this year, followed quickly by customer deliveries. More...

Aircraft Financing to Fit Your Needs
AirFleet Capital offers a competitive and experienced approach to each and every loan program by focusing exclusively on aircraft financing. AirFleet Capital provides exceptional terms coupled with personal service and a long-term commitment to support the business and shared passion of aviation. From Light Sport Aircraft to VLJs and Business Jets, AirFleet Capital has a loan program to fit your needs. Call an AirFleet Capital financing specialist at (800) 390-4324, or request a quote online.
Direct from AirVenture: Hawker Historyback to top 

Hawker Beechcraft's exhibits at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 helps remind pilots and prospective customers of the company's long tradition in general aviation and the opportunities its products hold for stepping up to turboprops and jets. The company brought six aircraft on display at the show, including a Bonanza G36, Baron G58, King Air C90GTi, King Air B200GT, Beechcraft Premier IA and a Hawker 400XP. Never a company to get far from its roots, the American Bonanza Society's tent, featuring a vintage Bonanza A36, is nearby and Hawker Beechcraft made certain to provide partial sponsorship of the annual Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2OSH) mass arrival. More...

Join NAA and Help Shape the Next Century of Flight
It's a great time to join the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the nation's oldest aviation organization. At $39 a year, NAA membership is a terrific value for any aviation enthusiast! Members receive the Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine, plus access to aviation records and much more. To become an NAA member, sign up online or call (703) 416-4888 and press 4.
Who's Whereback to top 

Roel Pieper
Eclipse Aviation Chairman Roel Pieper has taken over as CEO of Eclipse after founder and former CEO Vern Raburn stepped aside. Pieper is also president of ETIRC Aviation.

Get a promotion or a new job? Your colleagues want to know about it, and AVwebBiz can get the word out. Drop us a line about the staff appointment, with a nice recent photo, and we'll do our best to include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too. More...

Envision® Integrated Flight Deck Available for Retrofit Installation in Select Cessna 300-Series Aircraft!
Avidyne has added the popular Cessna 320/335/340 piston-engine twins to the growing list of Envision® Integrated Flight Deck–approved aircraft. The big-glass Envision system is the industry's easiest-to-use integrated flight deck, providing state-of-the-art situational awareness and safety, with a highly-reliable all-solid-state ADAHRS, a full-featured moving map, electronic approach charts, color lightning, traffic avoidance, and satellite datalink weather. Click here for more information.
AVweb Audio — Exclusive Biz Podcastback to top 

In this special bonus podcast from EAA AirVenture 2008, AVweb's Russ Niles seeks a business perspective on the show from Cessna's Roger Whyte.

This podcast is brought to you by Lightspeed Aviation, makers of the Zulu ANR headset ... More...

Safety Equipment — Add Aviation Safety to Your MEL
A Minimum Equipment List is not complete without a subscription to Aviation Safety. Discover this informative, instructive monthly publication that sharpens your air readiness. Order your subscription online for savings from the regular rate.
The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!back to top 

Our best stories start with you. If you've heard something 200,000 pilots might want to know about, tell us. Submit news tips via email to newstips@avweb.com. What have you heard? More...

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.

The AVwebBiz team is:

Timothy Cole

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Features Editor
Kevin Lane-Cummings

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