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Volume 8, Number 11
March 17, 2010
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Flying to Philly = Flying into the Near Futureback to top 

Pilots of properly equipped aircraft flying through the Philadelphia area can get a glimpse of the future of flight now that ADS-B service has been switched on there. The FAA activated the system on Feb. 26 but didn't announce it until Tuesday. Aircraft with a universal access transceiver (UAT) can display weather and aeronautical information on their cockpit displays, as well as traffic advisories. Those with a 1090 MHz Extended Squitter (1090 ES) can only get the traffic. The FAA is warning that the information available is advisory only and not a substitute for official sources of weather and NOTAMs or looking out the window. More...

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"Go East, Investors"?back to top 

India may be the market to lead business aviation out of the doldrums according to a report in the Mint, an Indian publication that lists the Wall Street Journal as a "partner." According to the report, Indian corporations are ready to buy, and that has drawn the attention of all the major players. "Ever since this new year, there is lot of buzz in the Indian business aviation scene," said Karan Singh, vice-president of the Business Aviation Association of India. "Indian companies could conclude many deals before this month-end and the sector is expecting a year-on-year growth of 15-20 percent," he told Mint last week. More...

AERO Friedrichshafen || Europe's Foremost 
Trade Show for General Aviation
AERO Friedrichshafen Is Europe's Foremost Trade Show for General Aviation
Besides major decision-makers and multipliers of the industry, AERO attracts thousands of aviation enthusiasts each year in the scenic city of Friedrichshafen, Germany — home base of the famous Zeppelins. As a trend-setter and driving force in the industry, AERO not only showcases the entire range of GA products and services, it also offers significant added value in the form of future-oriented supporting events. Go online for complete information.
Safety & Securityback to top 

The Canadian government is clawing back safety oversight and administration of the business aircraft industry in response to criticism by the country's Transportation Safety Board. As AVweb reported in November, the TSB cited lack of oversight of a business jet operator's Safety Management System as a contributing factor in a runway accident involving a Bombardier Global 5000 in Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia in 2007. Since 2005, SMS oversight of some operators has been handled by the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) and the TSB said it regarded the government's lack of involvement in that process as a "serious problem." The government apparently took that advice to heart on Tuesday and brought those functions back under Transport Canada's responsibility. More...

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NORDO NWA Pilots Headed Back to the Cockpit?back to top 

The two Northwest Airlines pilots who flew off course for over an hour last October while working on their laptops have lost all their FAA certificates, but now they have a chance to get them back. Capt. Timothy Cheney and First Officer Richard Cole reached an agreement with the FAA on Monday that will allow them to apply for new certificates as soon as Aug. 29. Under the deal, they agreed to drop their appeals of the FAA's revocation "in the interest of avoiding further publicity." The agreement requires the pilots to re-take all of their knowledge and practical tests, and allows them to begin immediately logging time toward their ratings. The pilots did not admit to any wrongdoing. Officials at Delta Air Lines, which has taken over Northwest, said the two pilots remain suspended with pay until the airline completes its own investigation. More...

AERO EXPO EUROPE 2010 - Prague, 28-30 May 
|| AERO EXPO UK 2010 - London, 25-27 June
AeroExpo UK: 25-27 June 2010
Established, proven, and successful! It is the exhibition to attend in the U.K., whether you are interested in learning to fly or are already a pilot and want to view the latest products available! Showcasing ALL sections of the market, including the latest aircraft available — from light aircraft, or pistons and turboprops from all the major manufacturers, to gliders and power gliders; AeroExpo UK at Wycombe Air Park (EGTB) has them covered.

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News Briefsback to top 

The pilot of a Lancair that was spewing oil made an emergency landing on a beach in Hilton Head, S.C., about 6 p.m. on Monday and a 38-year-old man who was jogging along the shore was struck from behind and killed. The pilot of the Lancair IV-P, an experimental airplane, was en route from Orlando, Fla., to Norfolk, Va., with one passenger on board at about 13,000 feet, when the engine began to leak oil, obscuring the windshield. At some point the propeller was lost -- some reports said it came off in flight, others said during the landing. The two men on board the airplane, who were not identified, were not harmed. News photos show the intact Lancair in the water up to its belly. The jogger, who was listening to an iPod, was identified by the Associated Press as Robert Jones of Woodstock, Ga. More...

WingX || Moving Map for the iPhone || 
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New Version 3.5 of WingX Moving Map for iPhone adds Class B, C, and D airspaces and new animated weather images that show your route of flight. View NACO charts and airport diagrams — entire USA stored right on your phone. A/FD, AOPA Directory, Route Planning, FARs, Animated RADAR, METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, TFRs' text and graphics, an E6B, and much more. WingX is also available for Windows Mobile and Blackberry. Click here for more information.
Who's Whereback to top 

Woody Saland
Woody Saland, formerly Dassault Falcon's manager of technical programs, is now the manager of technical programs and pilot operations and training. He's been with Dassault for five years.

Get a promotion or a new job? Your colleagues want to know about it, and AVwebBiz can get the word out. Drop us a line about the staff appointment, with a nice recent photo, and we'll do our best to include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too. More...

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

Our best stories start with you. If you've heard something 200,000 pilots might want to know about, tell us. Submit news tips via email to What have you heard? More...

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Opinion & Commentaryback to top 

In general aviation, we tend to focus on our insular little world of plodding, incremental progress. But while we're not looking, developments in drone technology are on an exponential curve. On the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli argues that this has wider implications than many of us imagine. Click here to read why Paul is of two minds on the robotic flight revolution. More...

So glass cockpits don't necessarily improve safety? No surprise there, says Paul Bertorelli in the latest installment of our AVweb Insider blog. Maybe we should be grateful the NTSB study didn't connect EFIS to an uptick in accident rates. Click here to read Paul's comments and add your own. More...

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Help Us Celebrate AVweb's 15th Anniversaryback to top 

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AVweb Media: Look, Listen, Laugh and Learnback to top 

If you're a pilot, do you know what the rudder is for? In this short video, Aviation Safety editor-in-chief Jeb Burnside shows the most basic of flying skills: How to keep a turn coordinated. More...

American Legend has made a name for itself in the LSA market with well-made Cub clones. At U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring in January, it showed a new amphib LSA that attracted lots of eyeballs. Last week, AVweb flew the amphib, and here's our video report on this new product. It's not just fun to fly; it's insanely fun to fly. More...

Names Behind the Newsback to top 


AVwebBiz is a weekly summary of the latest business aviation news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the internet's aviation magazine and news service.

The AVwebBiz team is:

Timothy Cole

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Features Editor
Kevin Lane-Cummings

Scott Simmons

Jeff van West

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