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Tuesday
Sep112007

Multi Service Aviation Expands Line of Services

U.S. Bank's acquisition of Multi Service Aviation (MSA) in 2005 has given pilots access to a greater range of services, according to Jill M. Heisterkamp, MSA's communications and media manager. U.S. Bank products accessible to the general aviation industry include business equipment leasing, corporate banking, treasury management, corporate and purchasing cards -- such as the Voyager Fleet Card. Look for details on these products at this year's NBAA show.

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Tuesday
Sep112007

The Impact of the Atlantic-Mercury Merger

On the heels of the merger between Atlantic Aviation and Mercury Air Centers Inc., Atlantic is working to rollout Atlantic Awards, its loyalty program for pilots, across the new organization, says Sue Sommers, Atlantic’s vice president of sales and marketing. This is one of the few changes that the merger is expected to have on Atlantic's service package, Sommers says.

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Tuesday
Aug282007

Aircraft Bluebook Launches Online Historical Value Reference Guide

The premiere resource for corporate and general aviation aircraft values announced the launch of its new online Historical Value Reference Guide. The Historical Value Reference Guide provides access to 25 years of residual aircraft values, available exclusively online at www.aircraftbluebook.com.

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Tuesday
Aug282007

FBOs Find Success with Sport Programs

FBOs across the country that are offering new training programs for sport licenses are attracting a special genre of recreational pilots. The two-year-old sport program at St. Charles Flying in St. Louis "adds a new dimension to our school," says Dennis Bampton, president of St. Charles Flying. "We have graduated 34 new sport pilots and currently have 10 additional students enrolled in our sport program. We are trying to appeal to older individuals who have always wanted to fly."

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Tuesday
Aug282007

Cirrus' "The Jet" Is Halfway Through Development

Cirrus unveiled the mock-up of its single-engine personal "The Jet" earlier this summer, but a flying prototype is still in the works. Key advantages of the new concept include one pilot, extensive cubic feet for passenger use, a top speed of 300 knots and a range of 1,000 nm. The current price is in the $1 million range. A unique configuration of aircraft parts makes this concept particularly innovative, says Mike Van Staagen, vice president of Cirrus' Advanced Development Group.

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Tuesday
Aug072007

Cessna Pins a Market for Skycatcher Concept

Cessna is marketing its new SkyCatcher aircraft, for short flights, as an affordable option for new pilots.

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Tuesday
Aug072007

Eclipse's New Concept Has Race Car Features

Since Eclipse Aviation unveiled its new single-engine turbofan powered concept jet at last month's EAA AirVenture, the aircraft has been showcased among prospective users to better understand its marketplace potential.

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Tuesday
Jul242007

Beechcraft Turns 75

At this week's Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC) is showcasing different aircraft from its history to mark the 60th anniversary of the Beechcraft Bonanza and the 75th anniversary of Beechcraft itself.

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Tuesday
Jul242007

Honeywell Introduces New Avionics Display

Honeywell is developing a new display for general aviation use that closely matches Honeywell avionics systems found on larger aircraft. GPS and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), a new software-based VHF communication and navigation radio are included. Flying information can be displayed in multiple configurations. Pilots will use traditional hard keys, line select keys, display based dedicated keys or a cursor control device (CCD).

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Tuesday
Jul102007

New Jet Source Travel Options Open the Door to a Broader Customer Base

Jet Source in Carlsbad, Calif. recently launched several programs that could enable business flyers to more conveniently transition to the general aviation market from commercial service and its traditional inconveniences.

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