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October 25, 2012
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  Aviation Update 
  • Cessna announces new product, is optimistic about future
    A new product from Cessna Aircraft Co. will be on display at the National Business Aviation Association's annual conference in Orlando, Fla., next week. Michael Thacker, senior vice president of engineering at Cessna, says the key to success is in investing in product development, adding that the company is working on a number of other new products. The Wichita Eagle (Kan.) (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Boeing teams up with Comac to research biofuel
    Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China have come together to create a new technology center. The Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center's first project will be to look for ways to convert discarded cooking oil into aviation biofuel. eTurboNews (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Connected Pilot Now Available! Aspen Avionics' new Connected Pilot, the first in the Connected Panel product line, is now available via Aspen's authorized dealer network. Connected Panel technology connects your smart portable device with your Evolution MFD-equipped instrument panel. Click for more info:
  Airport Focus 
NEW! Flight Bag PLC Pro. The first flight bags designed from the ground up for use with an iPad or other EFB. "BEST FLIGHT BAG EVER!" - Jeffery Robert Mossy, MCFI "MossY", 2010 CFI of the year. Professional, Functional, Cool. AOPA members, click to see a special offer just for you!
  Helicopter News 
  • Fleet of Sikorsky helicopters to be exported to Mexico
    A fleet of Sikorsky S-76D helicopters will be exported to Mexico, after more than $50 million was authorized by the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The loan was extended by Apple Bank to Aeroservicios Especializados of Mexico to finance the transaction. "Mexico is an extremely important market for all of our Sikorsky products and we are pleased to welcome ASESA to our family of S-76 fleet operators," said Adam Schierholz, Sikorsky's regional sales director for Mexico. (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Avionics & Technology 
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  Pilot Spotlight 
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  Training News 
  • Idaho State University gets cockpit simulator
    Idaho State University's College of Technology recently received a new cockpit simulator, donated by Western Aircraft. The company has a history of supporting the university's program. "We feel the practical experience gained through the training cockpit will give ISU students an edge in the marketplace while competing for a job and make them more prepared and productive after they start," said Western Aircraft Avionics Service Manager John Schnefke. General Aviation News (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • AOPA remembers FlightSafety International's Al Ueltschi
    Al Ueltschi, founder of FlightSafety International, has died at the age of 95. Ueltschi, a pilot for Pan Am, founded his company in 1951 to train corporate pilots. AOPA Online LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Training in simulators works, says Redbird
    Students using simulators for training are earning their pilot certificates in an average of 38 hours of flight time, said Redbird Skyport's Roger Sharp during the company's second annual Migration Flight Training Industry and Design Conference. Company representatives call the Skyport a flight training laboratory, and according to Sharp, that's exactly how they approach training. AOPA Online LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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