Message To Washington: "General Aviation Is About Jobs"
The top executives of many of the industries leading trade and
advocacy organizations gathered to open the AOPA Aviation Summit
Thursday morning, with a message of brining the industries issues
to Washington and the general public with one voice.
GAMA Reports Total Industry Billing Down Almost $14
GAMA released the industry's third quarter shipment and billings
figures today. In the first three quarters of 2009, total general
aviation (GA) airplane shipments fell 46.8 percent, from 2,982
units in 2008 to 1,587 units so far this year. Total industry
billings are down 23.5 percent, to $13.8 billion.
Panel Mounts, Portables Eligible For Rebate Programs
Garmin announced a dramatic savings program, "Soar into
Savings," Thursday, where customers can earn up to $7,000 in
rebates on a variety of panel mount avionics. Customers selecting
any combination of the G600 retrofit flight display will be
able to take advantage of these rebates.
Interactive, Computer-Based Programs With Multi-Media
Garmin announced Thursday that it has expanded its eLearning
computer based training program content and will also soon offer
training through an online portal. This is the first time Garmin
has offered online training.
The Canadian student pilot who stole an airplane in Canada and
flew it into the U.S. will spend two years in prison for his
exploit, a judge said Tuesday. 31-Year-Old Adam Dylan Leon stole a
Cessna 172 from an Ontario flight school April 6th and flew it
across the U.S.-Canada border.
Many Popular Features With A Pilot-Friendly Interface
Avidyne Corporation announced their new EX600 Multi-Function
Display (MFD) Wednesday, continuing their leadership in the
radar-replacement MFD market for general aviation airplanes and
helicopters.The EX600 adds an all-new 5.8-inch diagonal, 640x480
pixel (VGA) display and an innovative new Map Panning feature.
R9 Sales Director Trip Taylor Will Lead "League Of
Avidyne announced Wednesday that Trip Taylor will be its
Director of Integrated Flight Deck Sales, who's primary
responsibility will be managing Avidyne's Release 9 Flight Deck
business unit. But Taylor will also oversee Avidyne's newly formed
National Flight Instructor Standards Team ... a.k.a.
The League of Extraordinary Pilots.
Custom Systems, Performance, Comfort And Aesthetic
Premier Aircraft Sales announced the launch of the DA40 XLS
Premier Edition. Premier is introducing the Premier Edition at
Diamond Aircraft's static display Thursday during AOPA Summit's
AirportFest at Peter O. Knight Airport.
King Air, Baron, Bonanza All On Display At Peter O. Knight
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) said Wednesday it plans to
showcase its popular GA aircraft at this year's Aircraft Owners and
Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit Tampa, Florida, as well
as the Premier IA light jet.