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November 5, 2012
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  • Honeywell signs equipment deal with Cessna
    Honeywell has signed an $800 million equipment deal with Cessna to provide navigation, communication and environmental control systems for the new Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude aircraft. Among the equipment to be included are high-frequency radios, LASEREF VI inertial reference navigation systems and the RE100 auxiliary power unit for the Latitude. (U.K.) (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Aviation Update 
  • Canadians complete first civilian flight on 100% biofuel
    The Canadian National Research Council conducted what may be the world's first civilian flight using pure biofuel on Oct. 29, calling it a "historic milestone for the aviation and sustainable energy industries." The flight was operated by NRC chief pilot Tim Leslie in the council's Falcon 20. AVweb (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • A week after the NBAA show and the release of two business aviation forecasts, how are you feeling about the industry's recovery?
    Check out poll results in Wednesday's eBrief. The results from the poll questions in Aviation eBrief do not necessarily represent the views of pilots, aircraft owners or AOPA members and therefore should not be used for research purposes.
I'm optimistic -- the recovery seems to be under way
I'm cautious -- I see slow to flat growth
I'm pessimistic -- the industry is still in the doldrums

  Airport Focus 
  • Despite strict requirements, airports continue to close
    Many owners of both public and private airports feel that they could realize more profits by selling the airport for development or repurposing the land for other use. The Federal Aviation Administration has strict requirements for the closure of airports that have received federal funding, making it harder to close an airport than owners might have anticipated. AIN Online (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Procedures are canceled at some airports to cut costs
    In an effort to cut costs, the Federal Aviation Administration plans to announce a program to cancel approaches at some airports where they are rarely used. According to the FAA, criteria for the cancellations will be developed by the end of the year. AVweb (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  Helicopter News 
  • Neb. hospital upgrades its helicopter
    Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb., will upgrade the helicopter used by their AirCare medical transport service in mid-November. The new Bell 429 is lighter and more agile, AirCare's chief flight nurse said in a news release. Kearney Hub (Neb.) (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Avionics & Technology 
  • LightSquared is not grounded for good
    Despite the February withdrawal of the company's operating licenses by the Federal Communications Commission, LightSquared is ready to move forward with new plans. Owner Philip Falcone has apparently alleviated the concerns of his investors, who were attempting to break reorganization protection granted to the company after declaring bankruptcy in May in order to recover some $1.4 billion that had been invested. AIN Online (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AOPA News 
  • Industry continues to work on 100LL alternative
    The FAA, industry, and the members of the General Aviation Avgas Coalition continue efforts to work on a permanent solution to eventually replace 100 low-lead gasoline for GA aircraft that will meet the needs of the existing fleet. AOPA Online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA Live This Week -- Live from NBAA convention
    HawkerBeechcraft to become Beechcraft Corporation, Cessna upgrades the Sovereign, Dassault the Falcon 2000, and Embraer introduces the 450. Honeywell forecasts business jet sales and Matalin and Carville forecast the elections -- all on AOPA Live This Week. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AOPA members get discounts on VFR, IFR Refresher kits
    Available for VFR and IFR these complete kits from Sporty's include everything you need to sharpen your skills or get back into flying, and members get a 10% discount. Check out all of the discounts and special offers from leading aviation and non-aviation companies available through the AOPA Lifestyles Member Discounts Program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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