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
. The headset provides acclaimed noise reduction, with a
comfortable fit and the clear audio you expect from Bose. It also
connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
OKs PIPER DEAL
Piper Aircraft has not attained all the
benchmarks that were set when the state of Florida invested $6.6 million
in the company's expansion four years ago, but given the state of the
economy since then, the state has agreed to not seek payback from the
company. As long as Piper stays in Florida and meets certain employment
obligations for the next four years, the debt will be forgiven, Piper
said this week. The company also received $4 million from the county,
but a similar compromise to avoid repayment is expected to be finalized
by next week. More...
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AIRPORT WELCOMES MEBA
The Middle East Business Aviation
exhibition started Tuesday in Dubai and those who flew in were among the
first to use new general aviation facilities at the world's largest
airport. Dubai World Central, which covers 54 square miles outside of
Jebel Ali, opened its VIP terminal just in time to receive the 45
static-display aircraft at the region's biggest business aviation show.
"This superb facility was opened to receive MEBA traffic and will now
increasingly service the VIP aviation market, giving easy access
particularly to the new Dubai area," said Paul Griffiths, the CEO of
Dubai Airports. More...
U.S. Sport Aviation
January 17-20, 2013
Sunny Sebring, Florida will hold its 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation
this January 17-20, 2013
largest sport aircraft-dedicated event in the world. Additions for 2013
range from a twilight air show opened by Patty Wagstaff demonstrating
LSA aerobatic aircraft to The Year of the Cub to star-studded
Manufacturers Showcases and a contest that will crown sport aviation's
most efficient aircraft/pilot duo. Four days in Sebring, Florida to
"See, Try, Fly and Buy" ... everything in the world of sport aviation.
Visit Sport-Aviation-Expo.com for
EXPANDING FOR CERTIFICATION EFFORT
Epic Aircraft is planning
to expand its Bend, Ore., operation as it goes for certification of the
LT single-engine turboprop. The Associated Press reported the kit builder is
negotiating with Cessna to buy the building Cessna abandoned two years
ago when it consolidated manufacturing of its Corvalis high-performance
singles in Wichita. The Bend City Council has approved transfer of the
land lease from Cessna to Epic. Epic CEO Doug King said the expansion is
needed because of growth in the kit business and because of the
certification effort. "We expect to hire 40 to 80 new staff in 2013," he
said in an email to the Bend Bulletin. "Our commitment to Bend
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SHORTAGE AFFECTS OIL-RIG OPERATORS
Oil rig operators in the
stormy North Sea depend on sturdy helicopters like Eurocopter's Super
Puma to move personnel, but recently a series of scares and concerns has
disrupted those flights. Last week, an L2 Super Puma with 16 passengers
and two crew, bound for an offshore platform, declared an emergency and
returned to Aberdeen after a warning light came on in the cockpit. Two
other L2 Super Pumas made emergency U-turns last month, according to
local news reports. And in October, the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority
restricted over-water flights of the EC 225 Super Puma fleet after two
of them ditched in the North Sea, one in October and one in May.
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CRASHES IN MEXICO, SEVEN KILLED
NTSB investigators are en
route to Mexico to help find the cause of the fatal crash of a
U.S.-registered Learjet 25. All seven on board were killed when the jet
went down in mountainous terrain early on Sunday, including popular
Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, several of her staff members, and
the flight crew. The jet had departed from Monterrey about 3:30 a.m. and
headed south toward Mexico City. The crash occurred about 70 miles from
the departure airport. More...
Flying is better when your noise-canceling headsets perform at their
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INSIDER BLOG: FCC TO FAA -- LET MY PEOPLE TEXT
Last week, in
a nod to downtrodden cell phone users everywhere, the FCC asked the FAA
to allow phone use on take-off and landing. But hold the phone, so to
speak, says Paul Bertorelli on the AVweb Insider blog. We don't
want a bunch of chatting Kathies larding up the cabin with inane blather
about their miserable, meaningless lives. How about we limit it to
tablet and e-reader use? Read
more and join the conversation. More...
Eclipse Offers 2012
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is excited to offer two 2012-model-year,
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suite, two P&WC 610F zero-time engines, an extended two-year factory
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Rob Lewis is the new VP for Global Business
Aviation Helicopter Maintenance and Training at CAE Inc. He was formerly
CEO of Pentastar Aviation. More...
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IPAD MINI -- AVWEB'S FLIGHT TRIAL
The iPad, and
tablets in general, have gained wide acceptance among pilots. But if you
find the iPad a tad too large for the cockpit, the new iPad Mini may
address that complaint. It's 2/3 the size of the full iPad but otherwise
has the same features and performance as an iPad 2. In this video,
AVweb and Aviation Consumer wrung out the Mini for both
cockpit and pre-flight use. Other than screen glare, we found it had few
warts worth mentioning, and it just might become the perfect cockpit
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