Remos Focuses On U.S.
Remos Aircraft CEO Theo Paeffgen has completed a series of site visits to all North American dealers. Paeffgen reaffirmed the company's culture of trust, quality and reliability, and provided reassurance that the U.S. continues to be at the heart of Remos' marketing focus despite difficult economic times. The 10 U.S. dealers signed new dealership agreements, discussed future sales and marketing, and learned about service-center network and ambassador-program initiatives. "I have an enhanced level of confidence in the talents of our American dealers," said Paeffgen. "As Remos is reaching out to develop a global market for its aircraft, it is essential to be mindful of the fact that our greatest potential for growth still resides in North America." Visit www.remos.com.
Fly To Puerto Rico
Caribbean Flying Adventures has launched a free Flying Ambassador service for U.S. and Canadian pilots interested in flying to Puerto Rico. The Flying Ambassador will assist private pilots in planning their trips, and provide answers about procedures, customs, fuel availability, routing, documents and more. Jim Parker, a retired senior U.S. diplomat and an expert on private flying to the Caribbean, has been designated the Goodwill Ambassador and official point of contact. He has more than 1,300 flight hours in the Islands, and has landed his Cessna 172RG at 85 different Caribbean airports. Visit www.caribbeanflyingadventures.com.
CubCrafters announced a new instrument-panel option, called MyPanel, which features space designated for the attachment of a tablet computer or similar device, including the iPad2 and Garmin aera 796. It can be ordered as an option on any new CubCrafters Carbon Cub or Sport Cub aircraft. "The MyPanel allows the pilot to craft his or her own solution for cockpit navigation, instrumentation and reference solutions," said CubCrafters General Manager Randy Lervold. "As pilots, we all have a preference for what data we'd like presented to us on our instrument panels. The new MyPanel lets each aircraft owner create their preferred panel presentation." Visit www.cubcrafters.com.
Share The Plane
Share the Plane, a fractional, hourly and leasing marketplace that lists a wide range of aircraft by local geographic parameters, has launched its website, www.sharetheplane.com. Small plane owners can list their aircraft for rent by the hour, while larger plane owners can list fractions for sale or lease arrangements. Listings are currently free for all aircraft types. Visit www.sharetheplane.com.
The Aviation Green Alliance Jeppesen will serve as a founding member of the Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance by supporting the nonprofit organization that brings stakeholders together to address environmental challenges facing the aviation industry, including emissions, noise and operational efficiency. "Jeppesen fully supports the collaborative effort led by the Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance to develop solutions for addressing environmental challenges facing the aviation industry," said Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen CEO. "The Aviation Green Alliance organization offers an opportunity for aviation-related companies and individuals to share best practices and establish innovative programs to help guide environmental stewardship related to aviation industry operations." Visit www.jeppesen.com and www.aviationgreen.com.
Piper & ATP
Piper Aircraft and Airline Transport Professionals reached an agreement for the sale of as many as 30 Piper Seminoles with a total retail value of $18 million. In addition to a firm 10-aircraft fleet order, ATP has an option for 20 additional Seminole aircraft for delivery in 2013 and 2014. All of the new airplanes will be equipped with Garmin G500 glass-cockpit avionics suites. "This additional order demonstrates confidence on the part of ATP in Piper Aircraft, and particularly the Seminole, which has proven itself in hundreds of thousands of hours of flight-school training around the world," says Piper President and CEO Geoffrey Berger. "Students in training appreciate the Seminole's ability to help them learn advanced flight maneuvers and procedures, while ATP instructors appreciate the airplane's ability to teach these lessons in a safe and forgiving manner." Visit www.piper.com and www.atpflightschool.com.
Flight Design C4 Engine
Flight Design selected the Continental Motors IO-360-AF as the engine for the company's four-seat C4 aircraft that's currently under development. The new 6-cylinder engine will be able to operate on 100LL avgas, as well as alternative fuels. "We are excited Flight Design selected Continental Motors to power their newest aircraft," said Rhett Ross, President, Continental Motors. "We think the IO360-AF engine, which is designed for alternative fuels, is the perfect fit for Flight Design's new C4 aircraft and further demonstrates Continental's reputation for delivering innovative products that are backed by an experienced staff and a 100-year history," continued Ross. Flight Design's is planning first flights of the C4 prototype in 2012 with certification later that year or 2013. Visit www.flightdesignusa.com and www.continentalmotors.aero.
L-3 in Citation M2 Cockpit
Cessna has selected L-3 Avionics' Trilogy ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument as standard equipment on the recently launched Citation M2 light jet. The L-3 Aviation Recorders' FA2100 Solid-State Cockpit Voice Recorder was also selected as an option. "The Trilogy ESI will enhance both the safety and reliability of the Citation M2 avionics suite," said Larry Riddle, vice president of business development for L-3 Avionics Systems. "We continue to build on our long-standing relationship with the Cessna team, and our equipment is now standard on 11 Cessna platforms." Visit www.cessna.com and www.as.l-3.com.
A two-day aviation photography workshop, hosted by Moose Peterson, Richard Vandermeulen and Doug Rozendaal, includes static shooting of classic warbids, as well as afternoon and morning air-to-air sessions. Visit www.moosepeterson.com/blog.
ASA's new portfolio-style iPad kneeboard features an elastic strap that secures the binder-like case to your leg for in-flight use. The inside sleeve holds the iPad on the right side with full access to iPad buttons. The left side has pockets to store documents, and provides a writing surface. The cover folds into a flap to serve as a vertical or horizontal desktop stand, providing easy landscape viewing and full keyboard access. The black leatherette case fits both iPad and iPad 2. Contact: www.asa2fly.com.
The HS 800 Digital headset can now be ordered as a customized version. You can select from a wide range of materials and colors for different components including laser-engraved text. Ear cups can be selected high- gloss black, basalt-grey metallic or burl wood. The leather of the headband pad can be either black or brown, and metal parts such as decorative rings can be anodized in different colors. Contact: www.beyerdynamic.com.
The Swiss-made Torgeon T10103 features Swiss Quartz three-hand calendar movement, a high-grade stainless steel case and an Italian leather strap. It's water- resistant for 330 feet. Contact: www.banyanair.com.
Flight Bag For Paperless Cockpit
The Flight Bag PLC series of flight bags from MyGoFlight are designed for paperless cockpits. The Pro has a specially-designed protective pouch to hold an iPad or laptop computer, and can also be used as an overnight bag. The Slim is a one-pocket bag that's just an inch thick. There's also an outer pocket to hold accessories. The Slim EX is a two-inch-thick, three-pocket bag for pilots, also with an outer pocket. Contact: www.mygoflight.com.
Bluetooth GPS Receiver
The Dual SGPX150 universal Bluetooth receiver works with the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and other Bluetooth-enabled smart phones, tablets and laptops. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to 8.5 hours and will recharge in 2.5 hours. The unit weighs 1.8 ounces and measures 2.5 inches square by .75 inches deep. It features a Bluetooth status indicator, GPS status indicator, battery level indicator and an on/off switch. A free app provides the user with data on location, satellites and their signal strength, and battery level. Contact: www.wicksaircraft.com.
2012 Test Prep Materials
ASA's 2012 Test Preps, Fast-Track Test Guides, Prepware and Virtual Test Preps are now available. The Test Prep Series includes representative questions and answer choices available, supported with explanations for correct and incorrect answers, references for all aircraft categories, and are arranged in chapters based on subject matter. Each Test Prep comes bundled with the same Computer Testing Supplement applicants will receive at the Computer Testing Centers, with the figures needed to take each exam. Contact: www.asa2fly.com.