Prohibits Autopilot-Induced Stall And Overspeed Situations
Avidyne announced Thursday that their new DFC90 and DFC100
autopilot systems will include Avidyne Autopilot Flight Envelope
Protection, a safety-enhancing feature that prohibits inadvertent
autopilot–induced stall and overspeed situations.
Special Limited Edition Model Available For The 50th
One way to judge the success of something is to look at its
staying power. By that measure, the Beechcraft Baron is a very
successful airplane. Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) this
week is marking the 50th anniversary of its high performance piston
twin by offering a limited edition model.
Next Dimension Aircraft, Tornado Alley Turbo, And Avidyne Make
Next Dimension Aircraft (ND) announced an innovative and
industry-first personalized pre-owned aircraft program on Thursday,
designed to provide fully-customized Cirrus SR22 aircraft with a
high-performance Tornado Alley Turbo powerplant and Avidyne Entegra
Release 9 avionics suite.
Calls The Minneapolis Overshoot 'A Very Bad Example'
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said the Flight 188 incident in
which a Northwest jet overflew its intended destination by 150
miles only serves to reinforce his call for an emphasis on
professionalism in the cockpit.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is
coordinating some of its major conferences and seminars with other
leading industry events in 2010, to answer the needs of the
aviation business community and provide added value and
ANN had the chance to put a number of questions to the FAA's
unusually responsive Administrator, Randy Babbitt. The questions
ran the gamut of what might be done to further the cause of
aviation to one of our pet projects from a number of years ago...
namely, the institution of a Pilot's Bill of Rights. Babbitt took
on all questions, ducked nothing and seemed to relish the
opportunity to talk real-live aviation with real-live aviators.
CEO Kevin J. Gould Will Take On President's Role, Four Other
Senior Execs Promoted
Following the unexpected resignation of Piper President John
Becker, Piper Aircraft announced Friday that Chief Executive Kevin
J. Gould will assume the company's presidency effective December 1,
2009. Three other Piper executives have been promoted to
vice president positions and one to a senior director position.
Authorized Aspen Dealers Can Update Evolution Flight Displays
With Field Upgrade Kit
Aspen Avionics announced Thursday that it has released its
Version 2.0 software upgrade kit to its dealers, allowing them to
immediately begin upgrading EFD1000 Primary Flight Displays in the
field to the new software level.
Cessna said Thursday it will deliver the first Model 162
Skycatcher Light Sport Aircraft to the first customer of the model
later this year. The customer, Rose Pelton of Wichita, Kansas, will
use the aircraft to pursue her private pilot’s license.
Currently Accepting Orders For Avidyne Installation
Cirrus Aircraft announced Thursday at the AOPA Aviation Summit
that Avidyne’s Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck
system is now available as a factory option on selected new SR20
and SR22 aircraft.