The Paperless Enroute
Has Begun with Mobile FliteDeck
Data-driven technology is changing the way pilots navigate safely to
their destinations and leading to new opportunities for operational
efficiency. Learn about the evolution of aeronautical charts, the
challenges of paper charts, and the features and benefits of Mobile
, the industrys first interactive mobile enroute
flight application in "Aviation Transformed,"
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|AVflash! Boeing Workers Await Important
TO UNVEIL WICHITA PLANS
Boeing has confirmed it has called a
mandatory meeting for employees of its Wichita operations for Wednesday
amid concerns the company will close its plants there. The Wichita Eagle
is reporting the 2,000 employees were told Tuesday
they must attend the Wednesday meeting, which begins at 10:30 a.m. local
time. Those working out of town have been given a call-in number. Boeing
officials have been hinting the Wichita plant is in trouble in light of
defense cuts and a lack of future prospects for work there.
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LOBBY CELEBRATES EMBRAER CONTRACT
A report from Florida suggests Hawker Beechcraft was
out-politicked in its failed
bid for a $1 billion contract to supply the Air Force with light
attack aircraft. Sunshineslate.com says an aggressive effort by Florida
Gov. Rick Scott along with other state, federal and municipal leaders
resulted in the selection of Embraer's Super Tucano over Hawker Beech's
Texan II. Embraer will assemble the Super Tucanos in Jacksonville,
creating about 50 jobs. Meanwhile, Hawker Beechcraft has attracted some
after-the-fact attention from a Kansas congressman who wants the Air
Force to explain the decision. More...
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GETS 30-DAY EXTENSION
As broadband provider LightSquared
continues to push for the right to use a communications spectrum that
could interfere with GPS units, Sprint this week agreed to extend its
Dec. 31 deadline for a $9 billion deal with the company another 30 days,
according to Reuters. The agreement between the two companies to
share network infrastructure is dependent upon LightSquared's getting
the OK from the Federal Communications Commission, which so far has not
been forthcoming. LightSquared has said the signal interference is due
to poor design in GPS units. The Coalition to Save Our GPS has called
LightSquared's claims "inaccurate and self-serving." More...
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AVEMCO OFFER CFI INSURANCE PLAN
The National Association of
Flight Instructors (NAFI) and Avemco have teamed up for an insurance
program that targets the specific needs of instructors. The program will
offer CFIs greater flexibility in designing a policy that meets their
specific needs in terms of limits and even specific aircraft coverage.
"We have been working hard over the last year to find improvements in
non-owned aircraft insurance, including professional liability coverage,
for our members. We believe that as of today, the new NAFI CFI Insurance
Program, available exclusively to NAFI members, is a much improved
plan," said Jason Blair, Executive Director of NAFI. More...
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TAKES DEMO FLIGHTS ON TOUR
Eclipse Aerospace is taking its
jet on the road for the month of January, and offering demo flights at
$750 each, the company said this week. The demo includes about an hour
of ground school with an overview of the twin-engine jet's systems and
avionics, plus about 40 to 50 minutes of flight time. Potential flyers
must pre-register and be pre-approved for the flights, CEO Mason Holland
told AVweb. Those who find the jet irresistible and sign up to
buy one can deduct the demo cost from their purchase price. The jet will
visit a dozen sites across the country; click here for the complete schedule and an online
registration form. Static displays at each site are open to all, Holland
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PROMOTED AT GULFSTREAM
Bill Mcleod is Gulfstream's new vice
president for the central division of North American sales at
Gulfstream. He was previously sales director for the mid-Atlantic
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F-106 CORN FIELD BOMBER, CONVAIR DELTA DART
an unusual story. The jet you're looking at is an F-106 Delta Dart. A
storied interceptor in its day, it was built to exceed an Air Force
requirement for 1.9 mach and continuous flight at 57,000 feet. It did
both. And in December 1959, it set a speed record, of 1,525 mph, or
about 2.3 mach, while flying at 40,000 feet. Its pilot at the time,
Major Joseph Rogers, claimed the record might not be accurate. He was
still accelerating, he said, at the time. But this particular jet is
famous for a different reason. More...
GOT AN OILY HANGAR FLOOR? THIS STUFF CAN SPRUCE IT UP
us dream of a gleaming gray expoxy-coated hangar floor illuminated by
the glare of bright lights. But most of us actually have oil-stained
concrete, dingy from years of abuse. If your floor is stained badly, a
product called ReKrete can help improve it. Aviation Consumer's
Paul Bertorelli demonstrates the product in this brief video.
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