There's Nothing Light About
Meet the latest and greatest member of the world's most successful
family of light jets, the Citation CJ4
. It delivers more
speed and greater range while retaining the pilot-friendly and
single-pilot-certified operations of the CJ family. The CJ4's
cabin is larger, more comfortable, and outfitted with new entertainment
and communication systems. All this equals an aircraft that is flexible
enough to meet the requirements of many mid-sized aircraft at light jet
costs, plus the service reputation of Cessna to back up your decision.
It's what every light jet aspires to be.
NEW CEO AT PIPER
Piper Aircraft interim CEO Geoff Berger is
out, the company announced on Monday, and Simon Caldecott has been
appointed the new interim CEO, effective immediately. Berger had
been with the company since July 2010, when he replaced Kevin Gould, who
had been appointed CEO in June 2009, replacing James Bass, CEO since
2005. Piper also said on Monday the Altaire jet program is being
reviewed. "This is being undertaken to ensure the company is properly
aligning business goals and light-jet market forecasts with investment
strategies and economic forecasts," Caldecott said. Monday's news
release said the company will announce the conclusion of this review "as
soon as possible." More...
Legal and Practical Aspects
in Business Aviation to Be Discussed in
This new seminar is hosted and sponsored by Gates and Partners in
London. The aim is to provide an explanation of basic insurance terms in
the context of aircraft finance and ownership structures. The seminar
will also concentrate on the practical aspects of how the insurance
market works. Gates and Partners (together with a panel of brokers,
underwriters and adjusters) will explain the legal and practical aspects
of aviation insurance.
Click here to learn more and
|While Industries Clash, Tech Searches for a
VS. GPS: A $6 SOLUTION?
LightSquared, the broadband company
that has met with resistance from GPS users due to interference from its
system, said last week technology company Partron America has developed
a filter that costs only $6. This technology, along with several other
prototypes, will undergo extensive testing in the coming weeks,
LightSquared said. "Preliminary testing leaves LightSquared confident
that the debate over our system and interference from GPS signals will
be resolved," the company said in a news release. More...
Paperless Enroute Charting Revolution for Your iPad®
Aviation is transformed with the first interactive mobile enroute flight
application. With Mobile FliteDeck
and a Jeppesen
electronic chart subscription, you'll benefit from immediate access to
accurate information, improved situational and operational awareness,
and a more streamlined flight process. The app's features include
enroute chart data and Airway Manual®
text, class-leading vector map imaging, and
data-driven IFR and VFR terminal charts.
Watch a view overview.
JET USE UNDER MICROSCOPE
New rules governing the accounting
of private jet use by political candidates have Republican presidential
hopeful Rick Perry on the defensive, and others in the race are
undoubtedly hoping to learn from his experience. Despite the negative
rhetoric from Washington disdaining their use, private aircraft are the
transport tool of choice for high-level campaigns and all candidates use
them. But The New York Times has questioned whether Perry's use of Texas
businessman Brian Pardo's Citation X at a rate of about $2,300 an hour
contravened rules that say candidates must pay fair market value for
flights, regardless of who owns the airplane. A quick look at rates from
a variety of charter operators suggests the going rate is about $4,000
an hour. More...
Sebring Regional Airport
Hosts U.S. Sport Aviation Expo!
The LSA show is January 19-22, 2012
features conventional aircraft, kitplanes, powered parachutes, trikes,
gyros, amphibians, and innovative designs such as electrically powered
aircraft 150+ aircraft on display. If it exists in the
recreational aviation market, it will be at Expo! Over 12,500 aviation
enthusiasts attended last year for demonstration flights, EAA forums,
and what's new in the LSA market.
Visit Sport-Aviation-Expo.com for
|If You've Been Dreaming of an Executive CSeries
BIZJET OFFICIALLY FLOATED
Bombardier is now officially
floating the idea of a corporate version of its CSeries airliner. In an
interview with the Globe and Mail at NBAA last week, Rodney Williams,
VP of marketing for Bombardier Business Jets, said there is interest in
the airplane. "We have had demand from customers who have asked us to
look at [it]," he said. The airplane would compete directly with the
Embraer Lineage 1000 and SuperJet and might also be an alternative to
Boeing Business Jets based on the 737 and Airbus's A318/319 corporate
offerings. The musing comes as the CSeries airliner, which has struggled
for orders, is now in a time crunch. More...
Trade Up to the Lightspeed
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magazine's Annual Headset
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is offering you a chance
to trade up to Zulu
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Lightspeed Zulu features Full-Function Bluetooth connectivity,
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|BA Exec: "My View Is to Have a Real Competitor"||back to
AIRWAYS CEO LIKES CHINESE AIRLINER
Although some pundits have
been dismissive of China's proposed C919 single-aisle airliner, one of
the world's biggest airlines appears to be taking it seriously. In an
address to an engineers' convention in Toulouse Tuesday, Willie Walsh,
CEO of British Airways' parent IAG, said that on paper, at least, the
C919 looks like a viable alternative to Airbus's A318/319/320 and the
Boeing 737. "My view is you have a real competitor," Walsh is quoted by Bloomberg as saying. "The C919 looks very
good on paper. There's a lot of improvement in fuel consumption and
environmental performance." Walsh also hinted that the C919, which could
easily be mistaken for an A320, may be less expensive than its Western
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