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Volume 10, Number 45
November 28, 2012
Bose® A20™ Aviation Headset
Bose® A20® Aviation Headset
The Best We've Ever Made
Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly. Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation Headset. The headset provides acclaimed noise reduction, with a comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also features Bluetooth® connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching. Learn more.
AVflash! Embraer's Legacy 500 Takes Flightback to top 

Embraer flew its all-new midsize Legacy 500 jet for the first time on Tuesday, for an hour and 45 minutes. It's the first jet in its class to use a fly-by-wire control system, according to Embraer. It also features a large cabin for up to 12 passengers with six feet of headroom. Two Honeywell HTF 7500E engines drive the jet at up to Mach .82 for 3,000 miles. The flight was "flawless," the company said. First deliveries are expected in 2014. More...

Bad Elf GPS
Introducing Bad Elf GPS Pro!
Bad Elf introduces the GPS Pro, the most feature-rich Bluetooth GPS for aviation. This new, made-for-iPad GPS delivers high performance and reliable operation with Bluetooth connectivity.

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Bombardier's Holiday Comes Earlyback to top 

Bombardier has agreed to sell 56 Global jets to VistaJet, with options for 86 more, constituting the biggest business jet sale in its history, the company said on Tuesday. If all options are exercised, the sale would total $7.8 billion. "By any standard, this is a historic order for Bombardier," said Steve Ridolfi, president of the company's business aircraft division. The jets seat 8 to 10 passengers and can fly up to 7,900 nm nonstop. VistaJet recently signed deals with partners in China and Russia and plans to expand globally. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2014. More...

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The Future of the Caravanback to top 

Cessna has finalized a deal to build Caravan turboprops in China under a contract signed between the Wichita mainstay and China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd, which is the same company that owns Cirrus Aircraft. The deal may be the vanguard of a larger presence in what has long been predicted to be the next big thing in the GA marketplace. "The joint venture contract also contemplates the possibility of designing and assembling new models of utility turboprop aircraft in the future," the release said. "Formation of the joint venture company remains subject to various government approvals and customary conditions." More...

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Avionics and the Lawback to top 

Avionics companies L-3 and Avidyne will square off in court in February over L-3's claim that Avidyne copied some of its technology in the Entegra glass cockpit system. According to an Avidyne news release, the issue boils down to the method used to calibrate an electronic attitude indicator to correct for the alignment of the device in the aircraft. Avidyne denies the allegation and has countered that attitude indicator calibration was not a new technology. More...

AEA Pilots Guide || Aircraft Electronics 
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The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association's Pilot's Guide to Avionics is now available. To request a complimentary copy, visit

This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair stations around the world.
What You Missed in AVwebFlash Friday Featuresback to top 

The apps market is a young, fast-paced, booming, and rapidly evolving segment of the aviation industry that isn't just transforming how pilots get information, it's starting to affect how manufacturers build their products. Some of today's most popular apps include Garmin Pilot, WingX Pro, and ForeFlight, which produces popular flight planning and in-flight support apps for the iPad. We sat down this week with Tyson Weihs, the thirty-six-year-old co-founder of ForeFlight and asked how things are changing at his company, where they're headed, and why. Click here to read the full article. More...

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Who's Whereback to top 

Ray Goyco
Ray Goyco has been named the chief operating officer of Baker Aviation. He was formerly the chief strategy officer for Ship It AOG.

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Opinion & Commentaryback to top 

For cockpit use, Apple's new iPad Mini is a considerable improvement over the original iPad, which is just a little too big and heavy to be the perfect all-purpose cockpit device. Not that the Mini is exactly perfect, mind you. On the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli wonders if Steve Jobs would approve. Read more and join the conversation. More...

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

Piper's Matrix — an unpressurized version of its Mirage — has proven a popular seller and a stalwart of the company's M-class product line. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli recently took a test flight in the airplane for this video report. More...

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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 world's premier independent aviation news resource.

The AVwebBiz team is:

Tom Bliss

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

Russ Niles

Scott Simmons

Contributing Editors
Mary Grady
Glenn Pew

Kevin Lane-Cummings

Ad Coordinator
Karen Lund

Avionics Editor
Larry Anglisano

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