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November 17, 2015

Airborne 11.17.15: GE Advanced Turbo-Prop, Sandel Avilon, True Blue Power/Bell

Also: Honeywell Forecast, Aero-Calendar, King Air Upgrades, Airline WX, Syberjet, Series 400 Twin Otter, DA40 Tundra

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Airborne 11.17.15: GE Advanced Turbo-Prop, Sandel Avilon, True Blue Power/Bell 505

Also: Honeywell Forecast, Aero-Calendar, King Air Upgrades, Airline WX, Syberjet, Series 400 Twin Otter, DA40 Tundra
GE Aviation announced a whole new turboprop engine at NBAA on Monday, which has already been selected by Textron for a new airplane.
Jim Campbell talked with Brad Mottier, Vice President and General Manager for Business, General Aviation and Integrated Systems, who said the advanced turboprop, or ATP, is an all-new powerplant inspired by their work with the H-Series engines. One of the first big announcements at NBAA this year came from Sandel, which introduced Avilon ... an aggressively priced retrofit flight deck serving King Air owners. Avilon is intended to redefine how modern cockpit avionics are designe

FAA Certifies Aspen Avionics L-3 Lynx ADS-B Solutions

Aspen Displays Coupled With L-3’S MGT-9000 Or NGT-2500 Systems Provide Pilots More Affordable, And Feature-Rich ADS-B Options

The FAA has certified Aspen Avionics' ADS-B integrated solution that interfaces Aspen’s Evolution primary and multi-function displays with L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 and NGT-2500 Systems. The interface includes the display of ADS-B weather and traffic data from either the NGT-9000 transponder model or the NGT-2500 remote UAT box, onto the Aspen display(s). Additionally, Lynx NextGen Active Traffic from the NGT-9000+ model will display active TAS traffic onto the Aspen display(s).

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Viking Phase II Avionics Upgrade For Series 400 Twin Otter

Upgrade Package Will Provide Significantly Increased Functionality

Since the Series 400 Twin Otter’s first introduction in 2010, Viking has been working with supply chain partners to continuously improve the quality and conformity of components and systems throughout the aircraft. The most notable example of this product development initiative is the Phase II Avionics upgrade to the Series 400 Twin Otter’s Honeywell Primus Apex fully integrated digital avionics suite.

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FlightAware Reaches New Heights With Aircraft Tracking

Tracking The Global Whereabouts Of Aircraft That Are Not ADS-B Or Datalink Equipped Just Got Easier

FlightAware has announced a major innovation in global flight tracking with its launch of multilateration (MLAT) tracking of aircraft without ADS-B.

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Syberjet Signs Agreement With Rheinland Air Service

Becomes Authorized Customer Service Center For SH30 Aircraft

SyberJet Aircraft has signed an agreement with Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS), based in Mönchengladbach, Germany, to become an authorized SyberJet Customer Service Center. This is SyberJet’s first authorized international service center appointment and represents the company’s commitment to supporting its U.S.-based customers while traveling internationally, as well as those based in Europe in the near future. 

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Universal Avionics Unveils UniLink Desktop Training Software For FANS

Future Air Navigation System (FANS) Training Software Now Available

Universal Avionics is set to unveil the UniLink Desktop Training Software for environment familiarization during the NBAA2015 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. The tool provides a way for an operator to familiarize themselves with the operational aspects of FANS.

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New Touch CDU iPad App For FMS Trainer Now Available

Universal Avionics Is Inviting NBAA Attendees To Try Out Their New Touch CDU App

Universal Avionics new Touch CDU app for the Flight Management System Trainer (FMST) desktop software is available for demonstration during the NBAA2015 – Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.

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Pilatus Enhances PC-12 NG For 2016

New Prop, Aerodynamic Optimization Increase Speed To 285 Knots

Pilatus’ best-selling single turboprop PC-12 NG offers greater speed, better takeoff and climb performance, more cabin comfort, greater range, and a quieter cabin with no increase in fuel burn or operating cost. This boost in overall efficiency is exemplary of the core Pilatus tenant of being an environmentally conscious aircraft builder.

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Real-Time Flight Tracking For Non-ADS-B Equipped Aircraft Introduced

Rockwell Collins Expands Service To Provide First Such Service

Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirect customers flying non-ADS-B equipped aircraft can, for the first time, receive real-time position reports around the world through an enhanced flight tracking service for business aircraft called Mode S Multilateration (MLAT).

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Endurance Upgrades For The King Air B300 Aircraft At NBAA

Commuter Air Technology Increases Gross Weight And Fuel Capacity For The King Air B300

Commuter Air Technology (CAT) headquartered in Oklahoma City, will introduce its Maximum Endurance (ME) upgrades for the King Air B300 aircraft during the upcoming National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas. The upgrades, introduced to market as CAT 350ME, increase the operational gross weight and fuel capacity while providing industry-leading carrying capacity and endurance.

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Flight Display Systems Introduces The do CAPSULE

Wireless Entertainment Platform For Private And Business Jets

Flight Display Systems has released the do CAPSULE. The do CAPSULE is the core of the do EXPERIENCE, a full spectrum of In-flight Entertainment options including DRM compliant movies, music, photos, business productivity, moving map, and more. Connected to a Wi-Fi router, the do CAPSULE streams content to VIP passengers in-flight. The do CAPSULE has PMA and is ready to ship in early December.

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Dac International Expands Its Product Portfolio

A New Pressure-Sensitive Tape Has Aviation Applications

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has reached an agreement to become a distributor for the United States aviation markets for Nichigo G-Tape.

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Special Incentives Available To Falcon 900B Operators

Universal Avionics Offers Extended One-Year Warranty And ‘Early Bird’ Pricing On Falcon 900B Flight Deck Upgrade Program

Universal Avionics is offering special incentives for the next Falcon 900B operator to have their aircraft upgraded with the company’s retrofit flight deck package. Available through a partnership with Duncan Aviation, the upgrade program includes Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out capability.

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Cessna Announces Large Cabin Citation Hemisphere

Takes The Company Into The Large Business Jet Category

Cessna Aircraft Company announced Monday at NBAA in Las Vegas it plans to enter the large business jet category with the clean sheet, 4,500-nautical mile Citation Hemisphere.

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Sandel Avilon: Beautifully, It Will Transform The Way You Fly

Retrofit Flight Deck for King Air Series Aircraft At A Guaranteed Fly-Away Price

Sandel Avionics, Inc. introduces Sandel Avilon, a retrofit flight deck serving King Air owners. Avilon is intended to redefine how modern cockpit avionics are designed, built, sold, and installed. Avilon offers commercial, corporate fleet, and owner-operated King Airs a highly advanced solution at a guaranteed fly-away price of $175,000.

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AeroSports Update: PBOR2 Scheduled For Major Milestone In Senate Committee

Pilots Rights And Third Class Medical Reform Takes Another Positive Step Towards Becoming A Reality

EAA has informed us that on November 18, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee will be holding a markup session in which Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2) will be considered for movement to the Senate floor. This is a landmark step in the legislative process and the result of months of hard work by legislators, their staffs, and the general aviation community.

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GE Aviation Launches New Turboprop Engine

Textron Aviation Selects GE To Power Its New Single Engine Turboprop Aircraft

GE Aviation has unveiled its all-new turboprop engine, which has been selected by Textron to power its single engine turboprop (SETP). Textron Aviation and GE announced the aircraft-engine pairing today at the NBAA’s annual tradeshow.

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True Blue Power Will Be OEM On Bell 505

TB17 Will Be Main Ship Battery On Jet Ranger X

True Blue Power announced at NBAA in Las Vegas Monday that it will provide the OEM main ship battery for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Honeywell Releases Business Aviation Forecast

Predicts Up To 9,200 Deliveries Of New Business Jets Valued At $270 Billion Through 2025

As a slow growth economic environment takes hold across many global markets, the business aviation industry is not immune to its impact. In its 24th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook released today, Honeywell Aerospace forecasts up to 9,200 new business jet deliveries worth $270 billion from 2015 to 2025, with a 3 to 5 percent reduction over the value noted in the 2014 forecast.

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Boeing Business Jets Announces Four New BBJ MAX 8 Orders

Deal Highlights Strong Sales And Deliveries In 2015

Boeing Business Jets on Monday announced orders for four new BBJ MAX 8 airplanes at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas. The first order to an undisclosed customer based in the Middle East is for three BBJ MAX 8s. The second order for an undisclosed customer in Asia is for one BBJ MAX 8.

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Airborne 11.16.15: NBAA2015!, Learjet Record, Aspen/L-3 Lynx ADS-B Solution

Also: First AIP2016 Programs, Army Airbus Helis, JetPack!, Gogo Milestone, Indian PC-7 MkII, EASA Drafts Regs, Duncan Aviation, Marenco Swisshelicopter

ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&videoid=550b332b-8133-46d6-969b-0087bb19fb90 YouTube Airborne Link: All eyes are on Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Convention Center, as the business aviation industry counts down the days to the 68th edition of

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.17.15)

"While emerging markets like Brazil continue to be a bright spot for business aviation over the medium term, we have seen weaker demand across other key growth markets, which may affect near-term order and delivery levels." Source: Brian Sill, president, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.17.15): Discrete Frequency

A separate radio frequency for use in direct pilot-controller communications in air traffic control which reduces frequency congestion by controlling the number of aircraft operating on a particular frequency at one time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.17.15)

Sport Air Racing League

The Sport Air Racing League exists to promote open course air racing for experimental and production aircraft. The League is a series of races hosted by various entities, whether EAA-affiliated or not. 

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