AINalerts » July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010 - 10:23am

The Garmin G1000 glass cockpit system on Tuesday received FAA STC approval for Cessna CitationJets. According to Garmin, the approval for the RVSM-compliant system covers S/Ns 0001 through 0359. The G1000 suite weighs 100 pounds less than the original avionics and allows pilots to fly Waas approaches with Garmin’s GFC 700 autopilot, as well as have electronic charts, datalink weather and an optional synthetic vision system.

July 22, 2010 - 10:21am

Now that the FAA has issued its final rule on equipment requirements for ADS-B Out, the agency has established an ADS-B In aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) to define strategy for incorporating ADS-B In technologies into the National Airspace System. Composed of about two dozen representatives from various aviation user groups, as well as segments of industry and government, the committee will submit its recommendations to the FAA by Sept.

July 22, 2010 - 10:17am

The business jet market saw 2.4 percent of the worldwide fleet change hands via resale retail transactions in the second quarter, according to a quarterly pre-owned bizjet market update released this week by Amstat. This is higher than the 2.0-percent figure recorded in the first quarter.

July 22, 2010 - 10:07am

Textron’s second-quarter report, released yesterday, shows that revenues at its Cessna Aircraft subsidiary decreased $236 million from the same period a year ago, with segment profit down $45 million. The parent company attributed the drop in part to fewer new aircraft deliveries in the quarter; only 43 Citations were handed over to customers during this three-month period, compared with 84 during the same time last year.

July 22, 2010 - 9:49am

Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Aerospace is aiming to be not only a tier-one supplier of large composite structures to Airbus or Boeing, but also a business jet manufacturer. Yesterday at the Farnborough airshow, Mubadala Aerospace executive director Homaid Al Shemmari told AIN in an exclusive interview that the company intends to build a “business jet-sized aircraft” for entry into service in 2018.


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