NBAA 2007 Podcasting Round-Up: Our Complete Audio Coverage from the Atlanta Convention
Innovation and growth topped everyone's agenda at the 2007 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. If there was any doubt as to the health of the business jet market, this show eradicated it. As always, AVweb's audio news team was on hand to get the biggest stories straight from the newsmakers themselves. In case you missed them, here's a quick recap of our NBAA 2007 podcasts:
- DayJet's Ed Iacobucci sits down with us for an extra-long podcast (20 minutes!) about the future of VLJs and the air taxi startups that are driving demand.
- Cessna Vice President of Sales Roger Whyte explains why Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing might be a better fit at Cessna than many would expect.
- Piper VP of Sales Bob Kromer takes us behind the scenes of PiperJet's avionics — which might (or might not) include some version of a Garmin G1000 glass panel.
- Jeppesen's Andy McDowell has a plan to put WAAS-enabled approach-planning in the hands of every pilot via something called "RNP."
- Larry Riddle from L-3 Communications explains how the SmartDeck EFIS system is making a comeback — and could loosen Garmin's grip on the avionics market.
- Jamie Luster from Avidyne explains how you can retrofit your Cessna 210 with a full-featured glass cockpit system. It ain't cheap, but it's state-of-the-art.