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Cnet - July 1, 2015 - 09:00
Here are a few of CNET Reviews' favorite gadgets from the past week including the Apple MacBook Pro, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10, and Olympus E-PL2.
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April 1965 News

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:01
If we were to tag the last 24 months in business aviation with a name, it in all probability would be the “Years of the Business Jets.” – B&CA Staff

Looking at flying hours, business aviation accounts for about 40% of the total hours flown by general aviation. And who is buying? Business, primarily. Large business, small business and individuals who plan to use them for business.

The North American Sabreliner was certificated for civil use in April 1963 and since then 32 aircraft have gone to corporate customers.

The hottest turboprop aircraft at present is the Beech Model 90 King Air. Beech has delivered 25 units so far
 and hopes to produce 75 more before year-end. 

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Questions for George Bye

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:01

George Bye

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Aero Electric Aircraft Corp., and Bye Aerospace, Centennial Airport, Denver

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April 1965 News

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:01
If we were to tag the last 24 months in business aviation with a name, it in all probability would be the “Years of the Business Jets.” – B&CA Staff

Looking at flying hours, business aviation accounts for about 40% of the total hours flown by general aviation. And who is buying? Business, primarily. Large business, small business and individuals who plan to use them for business.

The North American Sabreliner was certificated for civil use in April 1963 and since then 32 aircraft have gone to corporate customers.

The hottest turboprop aircraft at present is the Beech Model 90 King Air. Beech has delivered 25 units so far
 and hopes to produce 75 more before year-end. 

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Categories: Aviation

Questions for George Bye

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:01

George Bye

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Aero Electric Aircraft Corp., and Bye Aerospace, Centennial Airport, Denver

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Continental Motors Announced Alternative Fuels Engine Certification

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

​Continental Motors Group has announced that its six-cylinder engine that will run on alternative fuels, the IO-360-AF (Alternative Fuel) engine, has received type certification from the FAA.The engine is certified for standard 100LL as well as for 91UL avgas now available in several countries. Flight Design GmbH is expected to take delivery of the first certified engine in the second quarter of this year for use on its Flight Design C4 all-carbon composite light aircraft.

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First Flight Piaggio HammerHead

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Piaggio Aerospace completed the first flight  of its first fully configured P.1HH HammerHead unmanned aerial vehicle in December. The HammerHead — an unmanned version of the P.180 Avanti executive turboprop — made its first flight on Dec. 22 from Trapani air base in Sicily.

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LAX Runway Construction, Rehab Begins In March

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will begin a large-scale runway construction and rehabilitation project beginning in March. The construction will take place in five stages and is expected to be completed in 2017. Phase one includes the closure of Runway 25L-07R for 33 days, from March 6 to April 7. Departure delays are likely during peak times because of reduced departure rates. At times, the airport will be down to a three-runway operation. 

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Purdue University Expands Jet-Engine Research Lab

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Purdue is expanding its propulsion laboratory for research directed at reducing fuel consumption and emissions for the next generation of jet engines. Expansion will include test cells to support laser-based measurements in a building to be constructed next to its high-pressure lab. The high-pressure lab was developed in 1964 as part of NASA’s Apollo program and is sponsored by aerospace companies, NASA, the Air Force and other agencies. The lab specializes in rockets and gas-turbine engines.

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Blakey Leaving AIA for Rolls-Royce North American

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

The Aerospace Industries Association is searching for a new president as Marion Blakey, the longtime face and voice of U.S. aerospace and defense industry concerns in Washington, will be taking a job as the president and CEO of Rolls-Royce’s North American Operations. The unit’s current president, CEO and chairman, James Guyette, is retiring May 31. In Blakey, RRNA is getting an executive who knows Washington and the industry. 

 
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PlaneSense Orders Five Nextant 400XTi Aircraft

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Fractional operator, PlaneSense, placed an order with Nextant Aerospace for two Nextant 400XTi light jets with an option for three more. The Nextant 400XTi are upgraded, re-engined and remanufactured Beechcraft 400 aircraft. Nextant will deliver two aircraft this year, one in June and the other in the fourth quarter. The sale to PlaneSense, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is the culmination of months of work, Nextant President and CEO Sean McGeough said.

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American Aero Expands at Meacham Airport

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

American Aero FTW, an FBO at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, has purchased 64,000 sq. ft. of additional hangar space and 2.3 acres of land at the airport as part of an effort to expand its presence and enhance its ability to offer services to business aviation customers. The company is building three hangars and a two-story office complex, which is expected to be completed later this year.

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Al Naqbi Retires from Presidential Flight to Grow MEBAA

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Ali Ahmed Al Naqbi is retiring retiring from his position with Presidential Flight of Abu Dhabi to focus on growing the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association, or MEBAA, which he founded. Al Naqbi, one of Presidential Flight’s founding members, served as vice president of finance and administration of the company, where he spent nearly 25 years. Presidential began business as Private Flight and changed names to Amiri Flight before adopting the Presidential name.

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Meridian Adds a Challenger

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Teterboro, New Jersey-based Meridian has added a Bombardier Challenger 605 (N605MM) to its charter fleet. The large-cabin aircraft was completed in 2008 and seats up to nine passengers. It will be based at Teterboro Airport (TEB). Meridian manages a wide range of airraft types that are available for private charter including Gulfstream, Hawkers, Falcons and Citations.

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Gulfstream G280 Earns Brazilian Type Certification

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

The Gulfstream G280 has been certified by Brazil’s Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC). This approval validates the airworthiness of the aircraft’s design and clears the way for in-country deliveries to begin. “Of all the South American countries, this aircraft is particularly well-suited for Brazil. Departing from Sao Paulo, the G280 can reach the entire continent without refueling and can fly to the U.S and Europe with one stop,” said Larry Flynn president, Gulfsream.

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Bristow and AgustaWestland Sign Agreement

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Bristow Group has signed an agreement with AgustaWestland to help the manufacturer develop oil and gas support capabilities for its AW609 civil tiltrotor, which its manufacturer maintains is “an ideal transportation solution for offshore travel.” According to AgustaWestland, it now has 60 customers for the aircraft. Meanwhile, two prototypes are conducting flight tests at the company’s facilities in Ft. Worth, Texas, and in Italy. A third should join testing in the U.S. later this year.

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Embraer Deliveries for 2014

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

In 2014, Embraer delivered 116 executive aircraft, including 92 light jets and 24 large jets, as well as 92 commercial aircraft, compared to 119 executive jet deliveries in 2013. Meanwhile, the Brazilian manufacturer’s total revenue in 2014 at Embraer increased 0.9% to $6.3 billion, driven by growth in Embraer’s defense and security segment, it said.

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Case Settled: Gulfstream and Spirit AeroSystems

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gulfstream Aerospace and Spirit AeroSystems have settled a case in which the latter alleged it had sustained damages for incomplete payments for G650 wings it manufactured for Gulfstream. Jefferies aerospace analyst Howard Rubel noted that by the end of last year, Gulfstream had retained $135.1 million in payments for work completed. Meanwhile, Spirit had liabilities tied to the program of $65.1 million. Rubel estimates Spirit received a net payment of $70 million in the settlement.

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Gulfstream Wins the Collier Trophy

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Gulfstream’s done it again. Winning the Collier Trophy, that is. On March 12, the National Aeronautic Association announced Gulfstream will be awarded the 2014 Robert J.

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Safe Flight’s ICD Certification Expected by Year-end

Aviation Week - April 1, 2015 - 02:00

Flight evaluations of Safe Flight Instrument Corp.’s new Icing Conditions Detector (ICD) by a jet and a piston aircraft manufacturer are expected to conclude soon and production begin. “We have a contract to deliver starting this year,” said Safe Flight Executive Vice President Matt Greene.

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