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Volume 7, Number 45
November 18, 2009
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Top News: TSA Puts Repair Stations on Security Dutyback to top 

The Transportation Security Administration has prepared new regulations governing security procedures at repair stations. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (PDF) will require repair stations to establish security protocols to guard against unauthorized access to the facility, aircraft and parts. The new rules would affect 4,227 FAA-certificated shops in the U.S. and 694 in other countries that work on U.S. aircraft. There will be a 60-day comment period on the rule. More...

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Latest Cessna Citation Comes to Lifeback to top 

Cessna rolled out the first production CJ4 Monday, keeping a schedule that will see certification and first deliveries of the aircraft by early 2010. The CJ4 is Cessna's first new design in several years and incorporates FADEC-equipped Williams FJ44-4A engines, a Collins Pro Line 21 four-screen panel, ADS-B out and all sorts of electronic conveniences. The aircraft seats eight and has a Collins Venue cabin management system with BluRay DVD, HD monitors and XM Radio. Cessna also got some good news from the other end of the product line, Monday. More...

AV8OR ACE™ from Bendix/King by 
The new AV8OR ACE from Bendix/King by Honeywell is the latest in paperless, full Electronic Flight Bag solutions — a highly affordable, portable system for the cockpit. Its compact, lightweight design includes airborne navigation, all FAA charts, airport diagrams, weather, traffic, automotive, and multimedia capabilities. With its geo-referenced charts and large, easy-to-use touchscreen, the AV8OR ACE lets you clearly read your charts as you stay on course. For more information, go online.
The Report from Dubaiback to top 

The Dubai Air Show is under way and while it's a much different experience than the outpouring of cash that marked the 2007 show, organizers and exhibitors are reporting an upbeat atmosphere. In 2007, manufacturers wrote a staggering $100 billion in orders. At this year's show, exhibitors appear happy to be hanging on to what was left of the fat order books they amassed two years ago. "Everybody is talking about new orders, nobody is talking about delays and cancellations," John Leahy, chief operating officer of Airbus, told reporters. "Nine months ago, there was talk of delaying deliveries, we have not heard any of that this air show." Airbus is taking its share of what orders there are, including one from Air Austral, which is based on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, for two A380s in all-economy configuration and seating 840 passengers. Boeing got some welcome news from Ethihad Airlines at the show. More...

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New York, New Jersey — New Airspaceback to top 

On Monday, the FAA issued its final version of new flight rules for the VFR corridor above New York's Hudson River. The new rules, which take effect on Thursday, Nov. 19, create two separate levels for VFR traffic, with the aim to prevent another midair like the one in August that killed nine people. Also, while it was reported early in the day on Monday that FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said the agency had fired an air traffic controller and a surpervisor on duty at the time of the crash, FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown later said that was not accurate. The two remain on paid leave and no final detemination about their fate has been made, Brown told Bloomberg News. More...

The New Meridian G1000 — Commanding
The new Meridian G1000 with Garmin G1000 avionics and GFC 700 autopilot suite, business jet luxury and turbine simplicity for 30% less than any comparable six-place turbine-powered aircraft. With a panel as commanding as the airplane, and a million dollars less than its closest competitor, "Pilot in Command" means precisely that.

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News Briefsback to top 

Anyone who's bought a new Continental engine, had theirs rebuilt or had top end work done since June 19, 2009 could be affected by an emergency AD requiring replacement of the hydraulic lifters installed in those engines. There have been at least three cases in which the lifters wore out in as little as five hours. Teledyne Continental Motors issued a mandatory service bulletin (PDF) Nov. 3 and the FAA issued the emergency AD after assessing the MSB. The AD includes part numbers 657913, 657915, or 657916, in Model 240, 360, 470 and 520 engines. The lifter problems have also delayed rebuilds that were on the bench when the problems became known. More...

If You Own a Cirrus, Or If You Are Considering Purchasing a New or Used Aircraft, Consider This:
Avidyne and leading Cirrus sales and maintenance facilities have launched the G3-R9 program combining the purchase of a late-model, low-time Cirrus and the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 avionics suite for much less than purchasing a new aircraft. G3-R9 — combining the best airframe, best engine, and best avionics for the best value. Click here for more information.
News Briefsback to top 

The Carter Copter folks have been developing their unique rotary aircraft technology for years, powering through setbacks and making slow progress, and this week they announced their first customer agreement. Carter's deal gives 40-year exclusive use of their technology for unmanned aircraft systems to AAI Corp., a subsidiary of Textron Inc. Textron is no stranger to aviation -- the corporation also owns Bell Helicopter, Cessna, and Lycoming Engines. In a news release, AAI said it will provide guidance, support and resources to Carter for continued development of its Slowed Rotor/Compound (SR/C) technology. Their goal is to build an unmanned, turbine-powered aircraft that could deliver 3,000 pounds of cargo across 1,300 nm at 250 knots, or that could be deployed for surveillance missions with up to 24 hours' endurance More...

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Who's Whereback to top 

Blair SullivanAndy Biller
Groom Aviation has created Groom Aviation Sales to enhance its Beechcraft-oriented business. King Air sales experts Blair Sullivan and Andy Biller have joined the new company, which will specialize in Beech products but handle all types of aircraft.

Rob Cords
Rob Cords has been appointed StandardAero's senior vice president of strategy, business development and customer support. He was formerly at the Oliver Wyman Group, where he was an associate partner in the aviation, aerospace and defense practice.

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The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!back to top 

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Names Behind the Newsback to top 


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