AINalerts » October 1, 2009

October 1, 2009 - 1:09pm

Rockwell Collins plans to start flight trials early next week of the software load that will add a synthetic-vision presentation to the Pro Line Fusion avionics system in the company’s Challenger 601. Testing begun earlier this year aboard the Challenger and a Bombardier Global Express XRS centered on evaluations of the Fusion cockpit displays, integrated cursor controls, radio tuning functions, flight management systems and autopilot.

October 1, 2009 - 1:05pm

Responding to scuttlebutt about selling off its Cessna Citation X fleet, charter aircraft provider XOJet told AIN, “This is incorrect as there are no current plans to sell any Citation Xs from the XOJet fleet.” Instead, a confluence of events fueled the perception that it was disposing of its Xs, namely the fact that six Citation Xs the firm was leasing recently changed hands and XOJet’s assistance to “other parties to sell th

October 1, 2009 - 1:03pm

The marketing hype surrounding very light jets (VLJs) has “largely subsided,” according to Brian Foley, president of business aviation consulting firm Brian Foley Associates, and the VLJ “has yet to prove that it’s anything more than a subcompact business jet.

October 1, 2009 - 12:59pm

Business aviation faces similar issues around the world that will require operators to cooperate across regional lines if the industry is to thrive, Cessna Aircraft chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton said today at the 10th annual Regional Aviation Association of Australia Convention held in Sunshine Coast, Queensland. “We have our work cut out for us,” he noted.


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