FlightSafety International (FSI) officially opened its new Farnborough Learning Center in the UK on September 14. The 92,000-sq-ft facility has already received its first 50 pilots and is equipped with five of the 14 simulators it will eventually house.
Ed Duracka, director of aircraft maintenance for Safeway Insurance, made a chilling discovery while complying with Cessna Alert Service Letter (ASL) 750-29-09. The Romeoville, Ill., Lewis University Airport-based flight department operates a Cessna Citation X.
Following the successful introduction last year of the three-inch 4300 Lifesaver backup attitude indicator, Mid-Continent Instruments has gone one step better by unveiling an even smaller product, the two-inch 4200 series indicator.
By the middle of last month Cessna’s Citation Mustang had made rapid flight-test progress. Since its first flight on April 23, the Citation Mustang has logged more than 36 hours in 19 flights. Testing has already begun onall Citation Mustang systems,including the Garmin G1000integrated avionics system andthe Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F engines and FADECs.
Jeppesen of Englewood, Colo., introduced new weather maps that provide forecast information on icing and turbulence. The maps are available in four Jeppesen software applications.
Chelton Flight Systems announced completion of the STC for the company’s FlightLogic synthetic-vision EFIS in the Cessna Citation 501.
When customers start receiving their Citation Sovereigns, they might notice the tail area has more vortex generators than it did when the super-midsize business jet received FAA type certification in June.
With very light jets (VLJs) expected to enter service by this time next year, turboprop singles are now meeting the contender face-to-face in the marketplace. It was bound to happen, given that the two different classes of airplane have similar range capabilities, cabin volume and acquisition costs.
The Aviation Maintenance Training Institute of Winter Park, Fla., last month went online with its Cessna Citation Forum (www.cessnacitationforum.com). The goal of the forum, said its organizer, is to provide a venue for Citation operators and owners to discuss operational and maintenance topics. There is no charge to participate in the forum.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has entered an agreement with Cessna Aircraft to offer PowerAdvantage Plus (PA+), an expanded pay-by-the-hour maintenance program for Cessna Citation operators.