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Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
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ORDERS 425 JETS, "LARGEST ORDER IN HISTORY"
NetJets on Monday
said it has ordered up to 425 midsize business jets from Cessna and
Bombardier, a deal worth up to $9.6 billion, which the company said is
the "largest private aviation order in history." The deal includes firm
orders for 100 jets from Bombardier -- 75 of the Challenger 300 model
and 25 Challenger 605 jets -- and 25 Citation Latitudes from Cessna.
NetJets also optioned another 125 each of the Challenger 300 and
Latitude jets, plus 50 options for the Challenger 605. The order expands
NetJets' own "Signature Series" line of aircraft, which the company
helped to design. More...
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|Growing Pains for China's Domestic Airliner
AIRLINER PROGRAM STALLED: REPORT
As the airline industry
gathers for the International Air Transport Association meeting in
Beijing, a Reuters report is suggesting China's ambitious plans
to develop its own airliners have suffered serious setbacks. Although
Chinese officials haven't commented about it, Reuters said it spoke with
three suppliers involved with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of
China (Comac) effort to certify the 90-seat ARJ21 regional jet who claim
Chinese authorities have found serious flaws with the test aircraft.
Reuters said they were told the aircraft failed a wing loading test, its
avionics have been unreliable and there are wiring issues. Last month it
was announced that certification has been pushed back to sometime in
2013, five years behind schedule. More...
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PRICE WAR UNDER WAY
Airbus and Boeing are having a summer
sale to shore up orders as airlines all over the world continue shopping
for fuel-efficient jets. According to Reuters, both manufacturers are knocking up to 15
percent off the list price of their A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX designs,
which will be the bread and butter airplanes for the next few decades.
Each has accused the other of waging a price war. More...
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SHOW INTEREST IN HAWKER ASSETS
Hawker Beechcraft is
considering all options as it recovers from Chapter 11 bankruptcy,
including a sale of the company, according to a recent report in the Wichita Eagle. "Depending on what [offers] we get,
this case could become even more interesting," lawyer Patrick Nash Jr.
told a federal bankruptcy court last month, noting that there has been
considerable interest in a sale. Executives at Textron (Cessna's parent
company) and Embraer have expressed interest in Hawker's assets,
according to the Eagle. Bids were due to the bankruptcy court by the end
of last week, but they have not been made public. More...
The Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine
Jet: Delivering in 2013
has received Production Certificate #550
from the FAA, paving the way for production of the new Eclipse
twin-engine jet. What does this mean for you? It means you can
fly 375 ktas at 41,000 feet while sipping just 59 gallons of fuel per
hour. And you can do it next year. Take a look at the most
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TWIN OTTERS FIND READY MARKET
In an industry that's a little
short of success stories at the moment, there's a rare exception to that
playing out in some unlikely locations in Canada. Viking Air's plants in
Sidney, British Columbia, a suburb of the provincial capital of
Victoria, and Calgary, Alberta are straining under the weight of a
four-year backlog for their new-build Twin Otters, the 400 Series. Since
re-introducing the venerable twin turboprop STOL utility hauler, Viking
has racked up more than 70 orders for the $6 million aircraft and word
is just now getting out that they're available. Viking, which acquired
the Twin Otter type certificate, along with six other de Havilland
Canada designs from Bombardier a few years ago, had never manufactured
airplanes before although it was a recognized rebuilder and modifier of
the various types, which include the Beaver, Otter, Caribou and Buffalo.
Viking tapped Dan Tharp, a Wichita native with long experience in
aircraft production, to get its facilities in shape to meet the demand.
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VIKING AIR TWIN OTTER FACTORY
Viking Air is
quickly ramping up production of its new build Twin Otter 400 series.
AVweb's Russ Niles toured the Victoria, British Columbia factory
with VP of Operations Dan Tharp, a Wichita aircraft production veteran
recently hired by Viking to boost production. More...
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