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The EAA AirVenture Cup Race Continues Into Its 16th Year

Milwaukee, WI - The EAA AirVenture Cup Race (www.airventurecuprace.com) proudly announces that it will continue racing in 2013 with the full support and involvement of EAA. Race volunteers and EAA Chairman Jack Pelton met earlier this year to coordinate details of the race and establish guidelines for the EAA event. Race officials are still determining the course for this year's event, but plan to hold the race on Sunday, July 28, in advance of EAA AirVenture as they have done for the past 16 years. "Since the late 1990s, this…
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California Aviation Awareness Day

California Aviation Awareness Day at the Capitol in Sacramento, April 24, 2013 The California Aviation Awareness Day at the Capitol is presented to inform legislators, staff, and the public about the importance of aviation to the welfare of the California economy and to raise the level of awareness of the benefits of aviation to all Californians. Our Main Message Aviation is vital to the California economy. Airports and aviation create jobs. State support of California’s airports is completely funded by user fees. The historical level of state support is insufficient…
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Cessna Activities at AERO Friedrichshafen

Wichita, KS - Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will feature several of its popular aircraft at this year's AERO Friedrichshafen conference. Aircraft on display in the exhibit hall will include the Grand Caravan EX and the TTX. At the static display, Cessna will have the Citation Mustang, Citation XLS, and the Citation CJ4. Cessna media activities during the show will include: Press Conference Cessna will hold its press conference on Thursday April 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time, in Conference Center West, Room Liechtenstein. Company Executive…
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Great Alaska Aviation Gathering celebrates its 16th year and a century of flight in Alaska

Great Alaska Aviation Gathering celebrates its 16th year and a century of flight in Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska Airmen’s Association’s Great Alaska Aviation Gathering will take place Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. Alaska’s premier event for flying enthusiasts and families as well as the state’s largest aviation tradeshow, the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering is held at the FedEx Maintenance Hangar at Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport and offers free admission to the public. Nearly 300 exhibitors will showcase state-of-the-art aviation technology, products, safety, innovations and more. The show will feature more than 70 indoor and outdoor static displays of a wide…
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New DeLorme inReach SE personal satellite communication solution

New DeLorme inReach SE personal satellite communication solution

inReach SE is the most affordable satellite communicator that sends and receives text messages and can be used by pilots to stay connected in the cockpit when flying in areas beyond cell phone range. inReach SE pairs wirelessly with popular smartphones and tablets to make text messaging even easier and more convenient. inReach SE Features: send and receive text messages to any cell number or email address message delivery confirmation for personal and SOS communications GPS flight tracking Global interactive SOS capabilities 100% global coverage via the Iridium satellite network…
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Sennheiser to Support EAA Eagle Flights Program as Part of "Live Your Dream"

EAA Eagle Flights Strives to Help Adults Overcome Obstacles to Flight Training; Sennheiser to Co-Sponsor Program and Provide Outreach Assistance Lakeland, Fla., April 11, 2013 — Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will be supporting EAA's Eagle Flights Program, a program designed to help adults overcome obstacles to pilot training. The new program, which builds on the success of EAA's Young Eagles program, presents a long-term opportunity for new pilots become part of the EAA aviation community. As a leading sponsor of EAA's program, Sennheiser will be providing financial resources…
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AvMap A2 ADAHRS Module turns EKP V display into an EFIS! Product Launch at Sun N Fun International Fly-In Expo 2013

AvMap A2 ADAHRS Module turns EKP V display into an EFIS! Product Launch at Sun N Fun International Fly-In Expo 2013

Carrara, Italy - March 26th, 2013: AvMap, the Italian manufacturer of GPS since 1994, presents the A2 ADAHRS module (Air data, Attitude and HeadingReference System) that turns the EKP V's 7" display into an EFIS. The A2 ADAHRS module extends the functionalities of the EKP V Aeronautical Navigator bringing attitude and airspeed to the moving map and converting it into a centralized Glass Cockpit System for both navigation and primary flight display for experimental, ultra-light, sport aviation and general aviation market. AvMap EFIS is composed by: * AvMap EKP V…
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Continental Motors Extends TBOs up to 400 Hours

April 9, 2013 – (Mobile, AL) – Continental Motors, Inc. announces TBO increases up to 400 hours on Gold Standard Factory produced engines. The majority of engine models manufactured after February 2012 will see TBOs increase by 200 hours with frequent flyers receiving up to 400 hours. In 2012, Continental Motors introduced its Gold Standard Factory Rebuilt and New Engines. These engines incorporate improvements in technology and manufacturing processes that have allowed us to increase the TBO. The increased TBO is affective on nearly all Continental Motors Factory produced engines…
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AOPA WARNS USER FEE PROPOSAL COULD CRIPPLE GENERAL AVIATION

AOPA WARNS USER FEE PROPOSAL COULD CRIPPLE GENERAL AVIATION

FREDERICK, MD - The White House on Wednesday released a budget proposal that includes a $100 per-flight user fee -a charge the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) warns could be disastrous for general aviation. "We are disappointed to see this misguided idea resurfacing after it has been repeatedly and overwhelmingly rejected in the past. This is the wrong way to fund our aviation system," said AOPA President Craig Fuller. "Congress has said it will not tolerate user fees, and neither will the general aviation community." Two previous budgets from…
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Member Discount from Cee Bailey's

Do you need a new windshield or window for your Cessna?Well look no more, our friends at Cee Bailey’s are offering ALL Cessna Flyer members a limited time offer.At checkout, enter code CESSNA13 to receive a 5% discount on your order.To order, call (800) 788 0618 or visit www.ceebaileys.comMention that you’re a Cessna Flyer member to receive discount.Thanks for supporting Cessna Flyer, your number one source for information and support!
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SUPERIOR AIR PARTS ANNOUNCES THAT KEITH CHATTEN HAS JOINED THE COMPANY AS VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

SUPERIOR AIR PARTS ANNOUNCES THAT KEITH CHATTEN HAS JOINED THE COMPANY AS VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

 Coppell, TX, April 01, 2013 — Representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that Keith Chatten has joined the company as its Vice President of Engineering. “We couldn’t be happier to have someone with Keith’s background in the development and production of general aviation piston engines to lead our engineering team in Texas,” Superior Air Parts’ CEO and President, Timothy T. Archer said. “His depth of knowledge and experience in engineering, implementing and certifying product improvements and new technologies will help us quickly realize a number of product development…
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AirVenture Air Operations Not Adversely Impacted by Oshkosh Tower Closure

Planning for 2013 fly-in continues with FAA Planning for EAA AirVenture 2013 air operations is continuing as normal despite Friday's announcement that the Wittman Regional Airport contract tower's year-round operations will end April 7 because of federal budget sequestration mandates. The Wittman tower was among 149 contract towers that the Federal Aviation Administration selected for closure as part of the sequestration closure plan. Twenty-four towers that were on the original closure list were removed and will remain open. "While we're disappointed to learn of the Wittman tower closure, it's important…
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Headed to SUN 'n FUN? Download the Sporty’s Free SUN 'n FUN App

Headed to SUN 'n FUN? Download the Sporty’s Free SUN 'n FUN App

LAKELAND, FL - March 28, 2013 The new Sporty's Airshow app will enhance your experience! Sporty’s, in partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, is releasing a free mobile app for the 39th Annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo that is now available for both Apple and Android devices. The 2013 SUN ‘n FUN app may be downloaded free at Sportys.com/apps, through the iTunes App store or Google Play. You will have all the information you need at your fingertips, ranging from maps to exhibitors and displays, forums, events, tram…
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Tanis Aircraft Products will Exhibit at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering May 4 -5, 2013 Anchorage, AK

Tanis Aircraft Products will Exhibit at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering May 4 -5, 2013 Anchorage, AK

Eden Prairie, MN - March 27, 2013 Tanis Aircraft Products announced today that they will be an exhibitor at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering May 4-5, 2013 in Anchorage Alaska. The Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering is a Trade Show and Conference presented by the Alaskan Airman’s Association. See Tanis at Booth 187. Doug Evink, President and CEO of Tanis Aircraft Products, commented, “We are pleased to participate in an event organized by the Alaskan Airman Association and meeting so many of our customers that attend this gathering. Our line of…
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AIRCRAFT SPRUCE NOW OFFERS A SUN N FUN  FLY-IN PREORDER PICK-UP OPTION

AIRCRAFT SPRUCE NOW OFFERS A SUN N FUN FLY-IN PREORDER PICK-UP OPTION

Aircraft Spruce knows that many of you will visit Lakeland, Florida for The Sun-n-Fun Fly-In and Airshow from April 9th to April 14th. We want to remind you that if you want to pick up orders at our Sun-n-Fun booth, it is necessary to place the orders in advance. We have a limited amount of stock available at our Sun-n-Fun booth so we encourage you to place your orders for the Sun-n-Fun show by phone, fax, or online as soon as possible. We will process Sun-n-Fun orders the same way…
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Cessna Expands Global Sales Force

WICHITA, Kan., March 14, 2013 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the planned expansion of the company’s worldwide sales force by nearly 50 percent. As part of this effort, the company is placing an emphasis on decentralized satellite offices in global markets where Cessna’s presence is well established or where the company sees opportunity for growth. “This move is another example of how Cessna is investing in the future. With the largest installed base of aircraft of any general aviation manufacturer, it is imperative…
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TTx First Production Flight a Success

TTx First Production Flight a Success

INDEPENDENCE, Kansas, March 6, 2013 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Cessna TTx completed its first production flight on Saturday, March 2. The single engine composite aircraft departed from the Cessna facility in Independence, Kan. and performed the flight in and around southeast Kansas. “The TTx performed exceptionally well,” said Brian Steele, business leader for the TTx. “In the course of the flight, the pilot took the aircraft to 17,000 feet, and achieved a speed of 213 kts. The TTx is a nimble, top…
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Gama and Build A Plane Push Stem Education

Gama and Build A Plane Push Stem Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a collaborative effort to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and stimulate student interaction in aviation and manufacturing, Build A Plane and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced today a nationwide STEM educational competition. The winners of this competition, eight children total, will receive free trips to the Glasair Aviation facilities in Arlington, Washington to build two Glasair Sportsman aircraft. Participating in Glasair’s well-known “Two Weeks to Taxi” program, students will build the two Sportsman aircraft starting June 17, 2013. GAMA member companies,…
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A Message From NBAA: Call to Action: You Can Help Grow Congressional GA Caucuses

A Message From NBAA Call to Action: You Can Help Grow Congressional GA Caucuses As 2013 gets underway, and a newly elected Congress confronts an unpredictable legislative landscape, it’s important that the voice of all general aviation, including business aviation, is heard on Capitol Hill. With this message, I’m asking you to take a step that can help ensure that an important group of Congressional lawmakers can continue its mission of promoting general aviation’s value. All that’s required is a few minutes of your time to utilize a valuable online…
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McFarlane Manufactures Improved FAA-PMA Fuel Strainer Top Assembly for Cessna Aircraft

Baldwin City, Kansas, January 14, 2013 – McFarlane now has FAA-PMA approval for the Fuel Strainer Top Assembly for most Cessna aircraft models. The new Fuel Strainer Top Assembly, p/n MC0756005-2, includes multiple improvements to address corrosion related service problems with the original Cessna housing. An anodized coating over our corrosion resistant aluminum alloy prevents galvanic corrosion between the aluminum top assembly the brass filter. The fuel inlet tube attachment has also been improved with redundant methods of attachment to ensure a reliable, secure fit. “Service history of the Cessna…
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Cessna announces multi-year partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams

CHARLOTTE, NC, January, 23, 2013 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a strategic partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) for multiple races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the IZOD IndyCar Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. This partnership extends Cessna’s presence across all three series in which CGRT competes. “Clyde Cessna founded this company on our customers’ need for speed. Today, performing with precision to drive success is the purpose of business aviation,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna’s President and CEO.…
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Cessna Citation M2 Off To Flying Start

WICHITA, Kan., Jan 10, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the Citation M2 has commenced its initial production run in the company's Independence, Kansas facility. The front and aft cabin assemblies for the light business jet are built at Cessna's Wichita, Kansas facility and are then transported to Independence for final assembly and delivery. Unit 800 is slated for demonstrator purposes, and is expected to roll off the assembly line this April. Lily English, General Manager of Cessna's Independence Plant, says the…
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Cessna Grand Caravan EX Earns Type Certification, Performance Tops Initial Projections

WICHITA, Kan., Jan 10, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Grand Caravan EX has earned FAA Type Certification and has outperformed initial targets. Powered by the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-140 engine, today's Grand Caravan EX boasts a 38 percent improvement in the rate of climb of the Grand Caravan, a figure which exceeds the original 20 percent improvement projection. "When we started with this design, we knew we could push the performance envelope on the Grand Caravan EX and get…
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Cessna puts European customers at heart of service and sales expansion

WICHITA, Kan., December, 21, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signing of its intent to acquire Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Zurich, Switzerland, and Düsseldorf, Germany, further expanding Cessna’s global service center footprint. Both facilities will begin operating as Cessna Citation Service Centers on January 1, 2013. Jet Aviation will continue operating its FBO facilities at both locations. “Germany and Switzerland are strategically located where a majority of Citations in the region are based and we are enthusiastic…
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Cessna and CAIGA Sign Contract for Joint Venture to Assemble and Sell Utility Turboprops in China

SHIJIAZHUANG, China, November 27, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company (through Textron Far East Pte. Ltd.), has entered into a joint venture contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) (through CAIGA North China Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.), in accordance with their previously announced strategic agreement, for the formation of a joint venture company to conduct final assembly of Cessna Caravan utility turboprop aircraft in China for the Chinese market. The joint venture contract also contemplates the possibility of designing and assembling new…
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Cessna and CAIGA Sign Contract for Joint Venture to Assemble and Sell Citation XLS+ Business Jets in China

ZHUHAI, China, November 14, 2012— Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company (through Textron Far East Pte. Ltd.), has entered into a joint venture contract with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd., (CAIGA) (through CAIGA South China Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.), in accordance with their previously announced strategic agreement, for the formation of a joint venture company to conduct final assembly of Cessna Citation XLS+ aircraft in China for the Chinese market. As the largest general aviation company in the world, Cessna's relationship with CAIGA taps into…
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Cessna Makes Key Announcements at NBAA Press Conference

ORLANDO, Fla., October 29, 2012 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today made several key announcements at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual conference relating to innovation in aircraft design, commitment to customer service and addressing customer needs. “This year, we are thrilled with the steps we have taken to deliver what our customers want and need,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna President and CEO. “These innovations further underscore our commitment to bring cutting edge aircraft and service to market for today and tomorrow and to exceed…
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Cessna Launches Seventh Citation Special Olympics Airlift

Orlando, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today launched their signature community endeavor — the Citation Special Olympics Airlift (CSOA) — and began its call for Citation owners and operators to help transport more than 1,000 athletes and coaches from across the nation to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey in the Greater Princeton/Mercer County area. Cessna launched the CSOA campaign at a press conference at the National Business Aviation Association 65th Annual Meeting and Convention. “We, along with…
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Cessna Renews Authorized Citation Service Facility Agreements with Jet Aviation

WICHITA, Kansas, October 22, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has today signed agreements renewing the appointment of Jet Aviation’s operations in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland, as Citation Authorized Service Facilities. The extension of Cessna’s relationship with Jet Aviation is the latest development in Cessna’s drive to expand its customer support network in Europe. The company recently launched new Cessna-operated Citation Service Centers in Doncaster, United Kingdom, and Valencia, Spain, which complement existing Citation-operated Service Centers in Paris, France, and Prague, Czech Republic. Joe…
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Cessna Announces Agreement with AirSprint for the Purchase of Nine Citation Business Jets

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 28, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in conjunction with Innotech-Execaire, Cessna’s authorized sales representative in Canada, today announced an agreement with AirSprint Private Aviation, based in Calgary, Alberta, for a minimum of nine Citation CJ2+ aircraft. At a current retail price of $6.695 million per unit, this agreement represents a total retail value of approximately $60.255 million. The addition of the CJ2+ is positioned to support AirSprint’s focus on boutique customer service and regional private air travel. “The CJ2+ is a…
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