Cunningham Passes The Gavel To Manitoba’s Dick Shine
The Voting Membership of the National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) today re-elected 11 directors during its 64th
Annual Meeting held today at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Additionally, Richard Shine of Manitoba Corp. succeeded Patrick C.
Cunningham of PepsiCo, Inc. as Board chairman, and Ron Duncan of
General Communications, Inc. will serve as NBAA’s new vice
Company Was First OEM To Certify Enhanced Flight Vision
Gulfstream recently recognized the 10th anniversary of
certifying business aviation’s first Enhanced Flight Vision
System (EFVS), which was certified by the FAA on a Gulfstream V, on
Sept. 14, 2001. The certification sparked more than a decade of
avionics advancements for the company, including becoming the first
original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to take operational credit
The L-3 Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument will be
included as standard equipment on the recently launched new light
business jet called the Citation M2. Cessna also selected L-3
Aviation Recorders’ FA2100 Solid-State Cockpit Voice Recorder
(CVR) as an option on the new aircraft.
It's no secret that personal electronics are becoming more and
more prevalent in airplane cockpits, and not just the high-end
bizjets and turboprops. The trend has led CubCrafters to make new
instrument panel options available featuring space designated for
the attachment of a tablet computer or similar device.
Part Of The Celebration Of The Airplane's 75th Anniversary
The Piper J-3 Cub, one of the legendary aircraft in aviation
history, will take center stage for the next nine months as the
grand prize for the 2012 EAA “Win The Cub” Aircraft
Sweepstakes, which annually supports EAA’s aviation education
programs. In a change from past years, entry forms will be
available beginning this week through EAA AirVenture 2012 fly-in at
Oshkosh, WI, on July 23-29.
An alliance has been formed between AAI Unmanned Aircraft
Systems (UAS) and Aurora Flight Sciences to integrate AAI's
Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS) and other ground control
technologies with Aurora's Orion UAS and Centaur Optionally Piloted
Aircraft (OPA). This pairing supports medium-altitude,
long-endurance (MALE) missions of up to five days with the Orion
UAS, as well as defense, first responder and scientific missions
with the Centaur OPA.
Designation Based On SMS Development And Risk Assessment
ExecuJet's South African operation has achieved the
International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO)
certification as of September 2011. The International Business
Aviation Council (IBAC) has congratulated ExecuJet for this
Runs Crews Through Paces In CH-47 And UH-60 Scenarios
It looked like a scene out of a science fiction movie at Fort
Campbell, KY, one recent Wednesday morning as a group of 101st
Combat Aviation Brigade noncommissioned officers trained on a new
simulator for the first time. The Non-rated Crew Member Manned
Module, or NCM3, came to post last week to be used for the first
time beyond the testing stages. The module is a simulator that was
created to train helicopter crews on the rear of both the CH-47
Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk.
Army Test Flights Conducted At Utah Proving Grounds
A Bell OH 58 Kiowa Warrior has successfully demonstrated several
capabilities that will enable interoperability among multiple
aviation platforms, such as manned and unmanned vehicles. The
exercise was conducted at the Manned Unmanned System Integration
Capability (MUSIC) demonstration, sponsored by the U.S. Army at
Dugway Proving Ground in Utah on September 15 & 16, 2011.
AeroSport LLC To Represent Cheetah XLS In The U.S.
Not all the news was coming form Las Vegas this week. Midwest
Sport Aviation, LLC announced Monday the appointment of AeroSport
LLC as an authorized dealer of the Cheetah XLS Light Sport Aircraft
from Rainbow Aircraft (PTY) LTD. Owned by Jeremy and Daniela Knoll,
the AeroSport office is located in Twin Lakes, WI with their
maintenance hangar and private strip located nearby in Hebron, IL,
about 2 miles north of Galt Airport (10C).
ScanEagle UAS Provides Live, Stable Video To Troops And
AS part of the largest military exercise to date in the Far
North, a ScanEagle UAS was able to deliver a live video stream to
Canadian Forces in the field. Operation Nanook brought together
Canadian Forces, its security partners and numerous federal,
territorial and municipal governments to conduct sovereignty
operations and security exercises in Canada's Northwest
Alan Klapmeier Branches Out Into The Aftermarket Business
At Oshkosh this summer, Kestrel Chairman and CEO Alan Klapmeier held a news conference to announce the formation of Kestrel Aeroworks, a new business providing upgrades to Piper Meridian And Cirrus airplanes.
Alan Klapmeier Branches Out Into The Aftermarket Business
At Oshkosh this summer, Kestrel Chairman and CEO Alan Klapmeier
held a news conference to announce the formation of Kestrel
Aeroworks, a new business providing upgrades to Piper Meridian And
Cirrus airplanes. "Kestrel Aeroworks will take existing
airplanes and bring them up to what we consider new "Kestrel"
standards," Klapmeier said. "What we're looking at is how to make
them more user friendly, how do you get better utility out of them,
how do you get better value for the customer."
Final Specifications Include Longer Range, Shorter Balanced
Final performance specifications for the Gulfstream G280 will
exceed the capabilities originally announced at the program’s
public launch in 2008, Gulfstream announced this week at the NBAA
Convention in Las Vegas.
CAE will install a new full-flight simulator at its CAE
SimuFlite training centre in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA, to
provide training for operators of the Gulfstream G450 and
Gulfstream G550 aircraft types. Training for pilots and aircraft
maintenance technicians will be available in 2012. The company
announced its plans at the NBAA convention in Las Vegas on
Several Scholarship Recipients Announced At NBAA
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) offers a wide
range of scholarships that encourage young people to seek careers
in business aviation. This afternoon at the NBAA 64th Annual
Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011), many students were recognized
for receiving the following NBAA awards: Lawrence Ginocchio
Aviation Scholarship, Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management
Scholarship, USAIG/PDP Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance
Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship and David
W. Ewald Journalism Scholarship.
Also Announces Opening Of New Service Centers In Chicago And
Nextant Aerospace has entered into an agreement with Beechcraft
Sales and Service GmbH (Beechcraft Augsburg) to open the first
factory-approved service center in Europe for Nextant-manufactured
aircraft. Nextant also announced Monday at the NBAA convention in
Las Vegas Monday that it has entered into agreements with Emery
Air, Inc. to provide service for the 400XT in the Chicago area and
with Jet Works Air Center to provide service in the Dallas
The Space Shuttle Endeavour officially has a new owner. The
title transfer to the California Science Center was finalized
Tuesday morning with former NASA astronaut and STS-134 Commander
Mark Kelly, the STS-134 crew, NASA Associate Deputy Administrator
Richard Keegan and California Science Center President Jeffrey N.
Pratt & Whitney Canada announced Monday that its PW306D
engine has been selected by Cessna to power its new Citation
Latitude mid-size business jet. The announcement was made at the
NBAA annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas.
Bombardier Jets To Feature Pro Line Fusion, Primary Flight
Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion avionics system and
Primary Flight Control Computer (PFCC) have been selected for the
Bombardier Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft, both of which
feature the Global Vision flight deck.