GE Confirms Partners For Passport Engine

General Electric has signed partnership agreements with Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) of Japan and Techspace Aero of Belgium to provide more than 37% of the company’s Passport engine, currently in development for Bombardier’s Global 7000 and 8000 business jets. Under the formalized joint venture agreements IHI will be responsible for the low pressure (LP) turbine…

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FAA Certifies Gulfstream G280’s Vision-Enhancing Option

Enhanced Vision System II/Head-Up Display II Provide Operational Credit The FAA has certified Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II and Head-Up Display (HUD) II for the new G280 business jet. The systems allow pilots to see terrain, runways, taxiways and possible obstructions in low-visibility conditions. The FAA certification means the enhanced flight vision system, which…

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All Inclusive Service Program For Citation Sovereign

WICHITA, Kan., July 23, 2013- Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced a unique program covering all scheduled maintenance and parts costs for the Citation Sovereign for the first five years or 1,500 flight hours. The “Sovereign Shield” program practically eliminates maintenance-related direct operating costs of model year 2013 Citation Sovereign…

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Revised Training Standards Released To Aviation Community

Members of the general aviation community can now review new draft airman certification standards for authorized instructors, and can study revisions to previously released draft certification standards for the private pilot certificate and the instrument rating. Comments may be submitted on all three publications until Aug. 23. The aviation industry-led Airman Testing Standards and Training Working…

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Top 5 Flight Data Apps

Flight information and data are the lifeblood for any pilot as part of the planning and flying process. Tasks that used to take time can now be easily done with hundreds of apps created to ease the process. Here, you can learn more about the five flight data apps most recommended by AOPA members.

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