Garmin got a leap on new product announcements ahead of next
week's AOPA Expo in San Jose, CA... with the introduction of a
significant leap forward for portable navigation devices. The
electronics and avionics maker announced its flagship GPSMAP 696
Thursday morning, a tablet-style device that builds on the already
impressive capabilities of its smaller GPSMAP 496.
Part 1: Just When You Thought The Portable GPS Map Game Couldn't
Get ANY More Interesting...
We've been sitting on this secret for several weeks now and
FINALLY, we get to let the feline out of the paper sack... Garmin
has upped the ante in the ongoing portable GPS/Map wars. They call
it the GPSMAP 696.
Plants Adopt Three-Day Work Week On Slowed Production
Things are tough all over right now, thanks to the floundering
US economy... and best-selling aircraft manufacturer Cirrus Design
is feeling the sting. The company handed out pink slips to 105
workers Tuesday, one month after the Duluth, MN-based planemaker eliminated around 100
Soloy Aviation Solutions received FAA certification on October
28 for its Soloy 206 Turbine Mk II. A turbine version of the
popular piston Cessna 206H, the Rolls Royce 250-B17F/2-powered Mk
II provides an increase of 110 hp over the factory Cessna 206H,
boosting the aircraft's ability to carry more weight, fly faster
and operate in high and hot conditions.