AOPA General Aviation News

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  1. Flightdocs, which provides an integrated flight department management solution designed to eliminate inefficiencies, reduce costs, and increase aircraft uptime, announced a partnership with Cirrus Aircraft, the maker of the Vision Jet.

  2. ForeFlight is offering collaborative flight planning as a new extension of its popular mobile and web applications.

  3. Cape Air plans to begin passenger flights with its fleet of new Tecnam P2012s in early December. The airline has three aircraft now at its Hyannis, Massachusetts, base where pilot training is underway; a fourth is set to join the fleet this week from the Tecnam factory in Italy. The regional airline placed an order for 100 of the aircraft as part of a joint effort with Tecnam to develop the piston twin.

  4. With its unusual business jet design, some might consider Honda Aircraft a bit of a maverick in the normally staid business jet market. Its HondaJet carries a pair of GE-Honda engines on top of the wing, includes a continuous diameter cabin area, and boasts an unusual natural laminar flow shape to its cockpit.

  5. Bombardier Aviation kicked off its presence at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention with the announcement that the upcoming Global 5500 big-cabin, long-range business jet will now come with a posted 5,900-nautical-mile maximum range at 0.85 Mach. Originally, it was intended to have a 5,700-nm range.

  6. A wisp of caution appears to be influencing operators’ decisions to buy new business jets, according to the latest Global Business Aviation Outlook from Honeywell Business Aviation. The twenty-eighth annual outlook was presented October 20 prior to the start of the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention in Las Vegas.

  7. Coming off Textron’s recent Longitude certification, the company revealed some extra news and events October 21 at the National Business Aviation Association's annual conference.

  8. Pilatus unveiled a new version of its best-selling PC–12 line of single-engine turboprops, the PC–12 NGX, on October 21 at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention in Las Vegas.

  9. And then there was one. Agatha Christie’s theme will be playing out soon in aircraft, according to Honeywell executives who believe that technology will pave the way for automation to support single-pilot commercial operations in the next five to seven years.

  10. Six years after its founding as an aircraft access membership organization featuring King Air 350i twin turboprops, Wheels Up is transitioning into a full-service transportation company, partnering with other firms to democratize access to business aircraft, founder and CEO Kenny Dichter told reporters at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention in Las Vegas.