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FAA Administrator Marion Blakey warned the airline industry Tuesday in her final week in office to address scheduling practices
that are "out of line with reality," or be ready "when the government steps in," according to a report by The Associated Press. Any changes should include international airlines and business jets,
too, according to a quick response from the Air Transport Association's David Castelveter. Blakey's concerns for future congestion in the air and at airports recognize that the first seven months of
2007 account for the airlines' worst on-time performance numbers of all time ... or at least since similar data has been collected (1995). Blakey's shakeup message arrived Tuesday. The administrator
leaves her office, Thursday.
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Universal aims to announce, on Sept. 25 at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta, FAA certification for a new FMS that "marks the very first
WAAS-FMS system TSO'd and capable for installation on Part 23 & 25 aircraft." The new "W" series of Flight Management Systems is certified to TSO-C146b, Class Gamma-3, "the highest possible," and will
enable operators from PC-12 pilots to Boeing 747 drivers to take advantage of SBAS (Space Based Augmentation System) WAAS/LPV approach capabilities, along with WAAS. According to the company, "This
new FMS with integral WAAS-augmented GPS receiver is compatible with WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS and is capable of navigating approaches to ILS-like minima." The system will allow operators to fly all
FAA-published SBAS WAAS/LPV approaches currently in place and those expected in the near future. Pricing for the system was not made available.
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Vaisala Inc. is now producing its AWOS IV, which includes a freezing rain sensor that provides real-time, fully automated reporting
and is the first such AWOS to receive FAA approval. The system is designed to measure both the duration and intensity of freezing rain and adds that to a more standard list of altimeter setting,
temperature, dew point, wind speed/direction, visibility, present weather, cloud height and sky condition, thunderstorm detection and runway surface condition. Vasaila did not respond prior to our
deadline to a request for information regarding sales and deployment of the units.
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Sales marketing through education about tax depreciation -- it's the angle PlaneSmart! is apparently using to push for sales in shares
of its SR22-G3 Turbo aircraft. "If you buy a share of an SR22-G3 Turbo by September 30, you could enjoy depreciation deductions of up to 20 percent on your 2007 income taxes!" And by the end of next
year, "your cumulative depreciation will equal 52 percent," according to the company. Presumably, there are deductions available for purchases of other aircraft, too (check with your favorite tax
professional). Those unable to make a purchase this year can still realize a 43-percent depreciation deduction in 2008, says PlaneSmart!. The company's fractional ownership program offers equity
ownership and access to a fleet of identically equipped aircraft, along with the standard "completely hassle free experience for owners." Your mileage may vary.
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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's flight testing, originally scheduled to begin in late August, is now scheduled for October. Boeing has
confirmed that a fastener-shortage problem and glitches in the aircraft's flight control software have impacted the schedule. "A slip of two months is not harmful to the program, and can be made up in
reasonable time, we believe," wrote Howard Rubel of Jefferies & Co. Inc. last week. Boeing plans to fit testing inside six months, acknowledging that previously built-in margin for error and
unforeseen missteps has now been erased. Emirates' decision to order 100 Boeing 787 aircraft (and not Airbus A350 aircraft) has not been affected by Boeing's announced delays in the program, according
to comments Emirates President Tim Clark left with ATW Daily News. Clark remains bullish on the program, stating that he expects the aircraft to be among the finest ever built. He also offered
conciliatory comments that praised the technologies incorporated into the design and spread any blame for the delays across "the supply chain." ""It would have been a miracle for Boeing to have flown
the 787 on time," Clark told ATW. A section of Dreamliner fuselage has recently passed Boeing's 15-foot height drop test, confirming for engineers that their computer models can predict structural
response with accuracy.
XM WX Satellite Weather Uses a Continuous Satellite Broadcast to Deliver Graphical Weather Data to the Cockpit
Pilots view and interact with the data including radar, winds, METARs, lightning, and more on compatible MFDs, EFBs, and PDAs from a wide range of industry partners, as well as on laptop
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WSI Corporation Monday announced commercial availability of its new inFlight AV-300 series datalink weather system. The unit has
dimensions similar to the AV200 system but paired with the AV-350 receiver offers not only weather content, but radio entertainment as well. The AV-300 series antenna and receivers have each received
FAA TSO authorization. The AV-300 receiver (no radio entertainment) plus antenna is $4,347, plus installation; MSRP for the AV-350 receiver plus antenna is $5,949 plus installation. Weather service
plans start at about $30 per month. The system is shipping now. WSI is also attached to the team led by ITT that was recently awarded a contract to develop, deploy and maintain ground stations for the
Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast system slated to become the cornerstone of the FAA's next generation air traffic control system.
The Columbias Are Coming
Can't find time to visit the Columbia Aircraft factory in Bend, Oregon? Then Columbia Aircraft will bring it to you with the 2007 Fly Columbia Tour. The mobile, interactive
Columbia experience is making 28 stops at airports around the country through the summer and fall. Come see for yourself what makes the Columbia 350 and 400 the best of the best.
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For those no longer pleased with the engines on their Cessna Citation S/II (CE-S550), Clifford Development has initiated an STC
program to re-engine the aircraft with Williams International FJ44-3 engines. According to Clifford, for a mere $2.185 million (that includes a credit for the original engines), the conversion affords
a 75-percent reduction in time-to-climb to 43,000 feet and a 40-percent NBAA range increase (with four aboard), along with a 38-percent reduction in fuel costs. Add to that a 34 percent increase in
single-engine climb rate and a 10-percent shorter takeoff field length. The benefits aren't all thanks to engines; the STC will include winglets, too. The program targets, among others, operators
facing second overhauls and offers a 4000-hour overhaul interval versus the original engine's 3000 hour interval ... and people who want a new airplane without buying one.
As we make our coverage plans for the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention in Atlanta at the end of the month,
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The main video today is Vern Rayburn on the Eclipse 500 fixes. To the right, find an inside look at Cessna's NGP, precision aerobatics with Mike Mancuso and Matt Chapman, and more. More original videos are on the way.
Diamond DA40 A Fleet Favorite
Airline Transport Professionals, Beijing PanAm, Empire Aviation, European-American Aviation, Middle Tennessee State University, Sabena Airline Training Academy, Utah Valley State College, and Utah
State University have all selected the G1000-equipped Diamond DA40. For value, efficiency, and safety, the Diamond Aircraft DA40 is the fleet favorite.
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