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October 31, 2012

Lord Corporation Engine Mounts Selected By Kestrel

Choice Based On Prior Experience With Business Turbo-Prop Aircraft

Lord Corporation has been selected by Kestrel Aircraft to provide an engine mount solution for the all composite single-engine turboprop aircraft. According to Jesse DePriest, Lord Customer Manager, Lord was selected based on their prior experience with business turbo-prop aircraft as well as a proven solution that is easily adapted for this aircraft. 

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New Winglets Offer Benefits Of Passive Devices Without Extensive Airframe Mods

Tamarack Aerospace Group Developing ATLAS System

Tamarack Aerospace Group’s CEO Nick Guida has announced the development of active winglets for Cessna CitationJet series aircraft. Tamarack’s Active Technology Load Alleviation System (ATLAS) allows for simplified winglet installation requiring no major structural or engineering effort.

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IMSU Introduced For Fixed, Rotary Wing Aircraft

Integrated Multifunction Standby Unit Displays Airspeed, Attitude, Altitude, Other Data On A Single Instrument

An Integrated Multifunction Standby Unit (IMSU) for a variety of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters has been introduced by Innovative Solutions & Support. The IMSU measures, processes and displays altitude, attitude, airspeed, slip/skid and navigation display information into an intuitive and concise single instrument display.

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Hawker Beechcraft Continues Support Of Corporate Angel Network

Donates Flight In T-6 Military Trainer For Auction

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) is once again donating a flight in its Beechcraft T-6 military trainer to be auctioned during the NBAA/Corporate Angel Network’s (CAN) Evening with Angels, which will take place this week during NBAA’s annual convention in Orlando. HBC has donated flights the past four years, which has raised thousands of dollars for the worthwhile cause.

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Alliance for Aviation Across America Continues To Grow

Website Updates, Continued Petition Efforts Create Greater Awareness of GA’s Impact

The Alliance for Aviation Across America held an NBAA press conference Monday to highlight the organization’s progress in making the benefits of GA public knowledge. Formed in April of 2007, the Alliance was created to educate public and elected officials about the important of general aviation. Since 2007, the Alliance has grown to almost 6,000 individuals and associations.

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Aileron Support For Aviation Partners Winglet Equipped Hawker 800 Series

Ontic Plans Support Current And Future Operators Of The Aircraft

Aerospace OEM support company Ontic has undertaken a comprehensive support program for Hawker 800 series owners with repair and exchange services of ailerons modified as part of the Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) Blended Winglet upgrade through its MRO center-of-excellence facility located in Houston, TX.

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Embry-Riddle, Advanced Aerospace Solutions Partner To Develop Research Park

Partnership Leverages Embry-Riddle Resources To Provide Cost-Effective R&D

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Advanced Aerospace Solutions (AdvAero) today announced the signing of a research and development agreement aimed at attracting high-tech, high-profile aerospace companies to the region to work with Embry-Riddle and help grow the nearby Daytona Beach research and technology park.

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Airbus Introduces ACJ318 Enhanced

New Version Brings Extra Features And Options

Sometimes a business jet has its roots in an airplane that is intended to carry hundreds of people, rather than a few executives and VIPs. That's the case with the Airbus ACJ318 Enhanced, a new version of the smallest member of the their corporate jet family, which embodies new features and introduces a catalogue of optional extras.

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Skybox Brings The Full Apple TV Experience To Life On Biz Jets

Rockwell Collins' New Cabin Solution Is The First To Wirelessly Stream Protected Content On Demand

Business jet travelers can take full advantage of an onboard Apple iTunes library to share movies, TV shows and music wirelessly and on demand with Rockwell Collins’ new Skybox. “Skybox extends the capability of your business jet cabin system by integrating Apple’s TV,” said Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins.

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Astronics Max-Viz-1500 STC Expanded

Available On King Air Video-Capable Multi Function Displays

Astronics Corporation received an amended STC greatly expanding the number of Beechcraft King Air aircraft that can be equipped with the Astronics Max-Viz-1500 enhanced vision system to include all King Air models equipped with any video-capable multi function display.

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NetJets’ First Bombardier Global 6000 Jet Unveiled At NBAA 2012

The First NetJets Signature Series Aircraft In The Marketplace

Bombardier and NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, today introduced the company’s first Global 6000 jet at a special unveiling event at Orlando Executive Airport. The aircraft will be featured as part of the static display for NBAA 2012 before being officially handed over to NetJets in November 2012.

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Airbus Announces EFB iPad Application For Airbus Corporate Jets

App Will Offer Pilots More Accurate Performance Calculations With Graphic Displays

Robin Pursey, Chief Pilot for Airbus Corporate Jets, was on hand at NBAA Tuesday to announce a new Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) iPad application for Airbus corporate jets. The Airbus application integrates with Rockwell Collins' FlySmart and will enable crews to better calculate aircraft performance while remaining intuitive and practical.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.31.12

Business Aviation is a Plus – in Good or Bad Times

What’s Next at Nextant???

Coming Soon – the HondaJet!

 

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Airborne at NBAA2012, 10.31.12: NBAA Politics, HondaJet, Eclipse Update

Also: Garmin, King Airs, Rockwell Collins, Citation Special Olympics, and More!

The opening general session for the 65th NBAA conference was designed to serve as a reminder to the attendees that the industry is vital to the national economy, with a slate of speakers invited to drive home that point. Production is underway for the long-anticipated HondaJet, the company said in a news conference here in Orlando, Monday. Eclipse CEO Mason Holland released new information and product details on the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet and cockpit at their booth Tuesday afternoon. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne at NBAA2012, 10.31.12: NBAA Politics, HondaJet, Eclipse Update

Also: Garmin, King Airs, Rockwell Collins, Citation Special Olympics, and More!

The opening general session for the 65th NBAA conference was designed to serve as a reminder to the attendees that the industry is vital to the national economy, with a slate of speakers invited to drive home that point. Production is underway for the long-anticipated HondaJet, the company said in a news conference here in Orlando, Monday. Eclipse CEO Mason Holland released new information and product details on the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet and cockpit at their booth Tuesday afternoon. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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NBAA Opening Sessions Sounds Notes Of Optimism, Resolve

Speakers Allude To Political Influence On The Industry

The opening general session for the 65th NBAA conference was designed to serve as a reminder to the attendees that the industry is vital to the national economy, with a slate of speakers invited to drive home that point.

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Honda Aircraft Company Begins HondaJet Production

Highlights Program Progress At NBAA 2012

Production is underway for the long-anticipated HondaJet, the company said in a news conference at the 2012 NBAA convention Monday. The company also highlighted key testing milestones that have been successfully accomplished with the HondaJet moving closer to certification and delivery.

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Nextant Announces Several New Developments, Hints At Next Program

Simulator, EASA Certification, Winglets Among Changes

Following the success of Nextant's 400XT re-manufacturing program, company CEO Ken Ricci said at the NBAA convention in Orlando that the company has its eyes on the next airplane to get the full makeover ... but he is unable to say just yet what airplane it will be.

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Updated Panel Announced For Eclipse 550

Fifty Ship Sets Ordered From Supplier IS&S

An initial order for fifty ship sets of an updated IS&S panel for the Eclipse 550 flight deck has been placed by Eclipse Aerospace. Innovative Solutions & Support is the supplier of the avionics suite for the airplane, including Primary Flight Displays, Multi-Function Displays, and Integrated Flight Management Systems.

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New Study Highlights Business Aviation Value During 'The Great Recession'

NBAA-Commissioned Study Shows Companies That Use Airplanes Perform Better Than Those That Don't

A new study would seem to indicate that even during the worst economic times since the Great Depression, companies that relied on business aviation outperformed the field in important measures of shareholder value and recovered from the recession more quickly than their peers across a range of industries representing the U.S. economy.

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Cessna Launches Seventh Citation Special Olympics Airlift

Annually Transports More Than 1,000 Athletes And Coaches From Across The Country

Cessna has launched their signature community endeavor — the Citation Special Olympics Airlift (CSOA) — and began its call for Citation owners and operators to help transport more than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the nation to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey in the Greater Princeton/Mercer County area.

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Garmin Expands Portfolio Of Business Aviation Solutions

GTS 8000 TCAS II/ACAS II Unveiled At NBAA

Garmin has unveiled the GTS 8000 Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II)/Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS II) for transport category aircraft. The GTS 8000 improves safety by maintaining constant surveillance, identifying potential traffic conflicts and issuing traffic alerts and maneuver commands to clear the aircraft of traffic conflicts.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.31.12)

"If you are a person who cares about all of America, who cares about those folks who made a decision to live in rural America and have access to the rest of the world because of an airport and an airplane, general aviation matters greatly." Source: U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), speaking at the opening general session of the NBAA convention Tuesday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.31.12): ETOPS Entry Point

The first point on the route of an ETOPS flight; determined using a one-engine inoperative cruise speed under standard conditions in still air.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.31.12)

How To Write An Airline Startup Business Plan

So you think you'd like to start your own airline, but need a business plan. A while back the Houston Chronical published step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.

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