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1. Aero-TV: Possible Cirrus Jet Program Sale -- Cirrus CEO Comments

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Aero-TV: Possible Cirrus Jet Program Sale -- Cirrus CEO Comments

Aero-TV: Possible Cirrus Jet Program Sale -- Cirrus CEO Comments


2. Aero-TV: Completing The Dream -- Alan Klapmeier's ...

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Aero-TV: Completing The Dream -- Alan Klapmeier's ...

There's More Than One Way To Build A Jet Last week, ANN and Aero-TV broke big news as Alan Klapmeier disclosed his plan for the possible buy-out of the Vision jet program from Cirrus Aircraft and Arcapita. As usual, we got the salient details to you right away... hours before official details leaked out and several more hours before some other so-called aviation publications could transcribe and copy the interview... (grin). It was a pivotal moment for the Vision jet program as Alan Klapmeier signaled his determination to bring this jet dream to market, even if he had to start all over again (outside of Cirrus), to do it. As noted at the time we broke this story, with the knowledge and apparent blessing of both entities, Cirrus Co-Founder Klapmeier is raising funds to complete the purchase and development of the single-engine Cirrus Vision jet. Financial advisers, Merrill Lynch, have signed to provide the necessary financial horsepower to oversee the money side of the equation. "The transition into this new company will be basically taking the jet program as it exists today, completing the financing, and moving forward so that we can get this airplane into production." Klapmeier notes that he hopes to be in a position to deliver completed aircraft by the end of the 2012 or early 2013. But... there is more to the initial interview that we did with Alan... more details beyond the immediate announcement and we thought it germane to fill in the blanks and share the rest of it with you. Aero-TV Presents Some More Of Our Exclusive Vision-Centric Interview With Alan Klapmeier! FMI: www.thevisionjet.com, www.aero-tv.net, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews Copyright 2009, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.


3. Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's ...

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Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's ...

Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's SkyCatcher (Part 1 of 4) Let's Take a Good Long Look At An Exciting LSA offering... From An Industry Heavyweight With industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft now firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China. ANN's Aero-TV crews have been following this program since its inception and have put together an extensive look at the SkyCatcher, its cockpit, the market, future training issues and (of course), the China decision. In Part One, Aero-TV brings you to the initial announcements that took the wraps off the Continental O-200D powered SkyCatcher... right from the grounds of Oshkosh 2007. Part Two covers the amazing new cockpit offered for this aircraft... a brand new Garmin glass-panel system, with details provided by none other than Garmin's Gary Kelley. In Part Three, Aero-TV chats up some of the industry's experts as to the portent implied by Cessna's aggressive entry into the LSA market... with comments from John and Martha King, EAA Prez Tom Poberezny... and the guy who "gets to take the blame, Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. Finally, we have a recent interview that takes a look at Cessna's decisions in regards to their announcement that the will put a fair amount of assembly of this little bird in China... an interview that took place entirely inside the SkyCatcher's surprisingly roomy cabin. And, before we forget... stick around for Friday's programming -- in which Teledyne-Continental's irrepressible Mac Little talks about the new and surprisingly lighter Continental O-200D... an engine that's getting ready to make aviation history -- again. But First, Aero-TV Revisits The ...


4. Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's ...

  • Duration: 298
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Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's ...

Let's Take a Good Long Look At An Exciting LSA offering... From An Industry Heavyweight With industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft now firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China. ANN's Aero-TV crews have been following this program since its inception and have put together an extensive look at the SkyCatcher, its cockpit, the market, future training issues and (of course), the China decision. In Part One, Aero-TV brings you to the initial announcements that took the wraps off the Continental O-200D powered SkyCatcher... right from the grounds of Oshkosh 2007. Part Two covers the amazing new cockpit offered for this aircraft... a brand new Garmin glass-panel system, with details provided by none other than Garmin's Gary Kelley. In Part Three, Aero-TV chats up some of the industry's experts as to the portent implied by Cessna's aggressive entry into the LSA market... with comments from John and Martha King, EAA Prez Tom Poberezny... and the guy who "gets to take the blame, Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. Finally, we have a recent interview that takes a look at Cessna's decisions in regards to their announcement that the will put a fair amount of assembly of this little bird in China... an interview that took place entirely inside the SkyCatcher's surprisingly roomy cabin. And, before we forget... stick around for Friday's programming -- in which Teledyne-Continental's irrepressible Mac Little talks about the new and surprisingly lighter Continental O-200D... an engine that's getting ready to make aviation history -- again. But Here, In Part Two, Aero-TV Checks Out The SkyCatcher's Garmin G300 Glass panel!!! FMI: ...


5. Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's ...

  • Duration: 408
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Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's ...

Let's Take a Good Long Look At An Exciting LSA offering... From An Industry Heavyweight With industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft now firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China. ANN's Aero-TV crews have been following this program since its inception and have put together an extensive look at the SkyCatcher, its cockpit, the market, future training issues and (of course), the China decision. In Part One, Aero-TV brings you to the initial announcements that took the wraps off the Continental O-200D powered SkyCatcher... right from the grounds of Oshkosh 2007. Part Two covers the amazing new cockpit offered for this aircraft... a brand new Garmin glass-panel system, with details provided by none other than Garmin's Gary Kelley. In Part Three, Aero-TV chats up some of the industry's experts as to the portent implied by Cessna's aggressive entry into the LSA market... with comments from John and Martha King, EAA Prez Tom Poberezny... and the guy who "gets to take the blame, Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. Finally, we have a recent interview that takes a look at Cessna's decisions in regards to their announcement that the will put a fair amount of assembly of this little bird in China... an interview that took place entirely inside the SkyCatcher's surprisingly roomy cabin. And, before we forget... stick around for Friday's programming -- in which Teledyne-Continental's irrepressible Mac Little talks about the new and surprisingly lighter Continental O-200D... an engine that's getting ready to make aviation history -- again. But Here, In Part Two, Aero-TV Checks Out The SkyCatcher's Garmin G300 Glass panel!!! FMI: ...


6. Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's ...

  • Duration: 310
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Aero-TV: So... Let's Take A Thorough Look At Cessna's ...

Let's Take a Good Long Look At An Exciting LSA offering... From An Industry Heavyweight With industry heavyweights Cirrus Design and Cessna Aircraft now firmly committed to the LSA market, the future for the entry level of aviation appears to be a bit more "sure" than it has been in many a moon. Our series on the Cirrus Design SRS took a long look at that exciting entry, but now it's time to take an equally thorough look at Cessna's SkyCatcher program... as well as its controversial decision to do some major assembly work in China. ANN's Aero-TV crews have been following this program since its inception and have put together an extensive look at the SkyCatcher, its cockpit, the market, future training issues and (of course), the China decision. In Part One, Aero-TV brings you to the initial announcements that took the wraps off the Continental O-200D powered SkyCatcher... right from the grounds of Oshkosh 2007. Part Two covers the amazing new cockpit offered for this aircraft... a brand new Garmin glass-panel system, with details provided by none other than Garmin's Gary Kelley. In Part Three, Aero-TV chats up some of the industry's experts as to the portent implied by Cessna's aggressive entry into the LSA market... with comments from John and Martha King, EAA Prez Tom Poberezny... and the guy who "gets to take the blame, Cessna CEO Jack Pelton. Finally, we have a recent interview that takes a look at Cessna's decisions in regards to their announcement that the will put a fair amount of assembly of this little bird in China... an interview that took place entirely inside the SkyCatcher's surprisingly roomy cabin. And, before we forget... stick around for Friday's programming -- in which Teledyne-Continental's irrepressible Mac Little talks about the new and surprisingly lighter Continental O-200D... an engine that's getting ready to make aviation history -- again. But Here, In Part Two, Aero-TV Checks Out The SkyCatcher's Garmin G300 Glass panel!!! FMI: ...


7. OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Daily Update: Day Three!

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OSHCast 2008 Aero-TV Daily Update: Day Three!

Welcome to Aero-TV's Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 30th, 2008. It was not certain the new Cirrus Vision SJ-50 jet which only recently made its first flight, would have completed early testing in time for Oshkosh. But by opening day it was confirmed the jet would be here on Wednesday. Then, when it arrived, the surprise was compounded by the announcement that Cirrus has received its first fleet order. Cessna is displaying the first production-spec 162 SkyCatcher at Oshkosh this week. Aero TV caught up with Cessna CEO Jack Pelton for an update. Another major development program is the Columbus, the company's newest and largest variant of the Citation business jet line. The first two days at Oshkosh are always focused on new product announcements. By mid-week, the rush subsides, and there's time to look more closely at all the amazing aircraft, and talk to their owners. One of those planes is Quick Silver, a P51-D Mustang restored using parts from over 200 different P51s. Bill Yoak is Quick Silver's owner. The Chinese CJ-6 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. AirVenture may be the only event where you could gather this many in one place. The Harrier jump jet is an all-time favorite at Oshkosh. Aero TV got the chance to speak with the pilot for this year's Harrier demonstration, Major Dave Martin, call sign: Doc. Highlights tomorrow will include the US Air Force F-22 Raptor, and EAA's celebration of the 30-thousandth FAA-registered homebuilt aircraft. Join us tomorrow, for the next edition of the Aero-TV Daily Update from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Enjoy Day Three of Oshkosh 2008... The SJ50, Harrier, P-51s, Cessna's SkyCatcher... and More!!! FMI: www.aero-tv.net, www.eaa.org Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved.


8. Aero-TV: Owning The Night... The Forward Vision Solution

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Aero-TV: Owning The Night... The Forward Vision Solution

EVS Is Here... and Changing The Vision of GA! At the AOPA Expo 2008, it was obvious that 2009 was to be (in part) the year of EVS. A number of OEM and aftermarket deployments were shown and discussed and ANN's Aero-TV crews used the event as an opportunity to find out more about the Forward Vision offering... recently TSO'ed for retrofit installation in the Cirrus SR 20 and SR 22. Patrick Farrell, CEO of Forward Vision, joined with One Sky Aviation president at AOPA to announce the STC (#SA02329AK) award for installation of the EVS-100 infrared sensor on the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft. "With this STC, we will cooperatively be able to provide an affordable (and STC certified) EVS system to the general aviation community that will bring an enhanced level of situational awareness and ultimately flight safety to the cockpit of Cirrus aftermarket aircraft," Farrell stated. The companies had hoped to announce the STC much sooner, but weather delays preempted flight testing. Those tests were recently completed by the Anchorage ACO. The Forward Vision EVS-100, powered by Max-Viz, is a low cost, non-cryogenically cooled Enhanced Vision System (EVS) for the OEM and retrofit markets. The sensor offers Long-Wave Infrared ( LWIR) sensing, is sunlight safe and has excellent resolution in a grey scale presentation format. The lightweight self-contained and ready to mount system is effectively operated both day and night and is designed to be upgradeable. The Cirrus STC program is the first in a series of general aviation airframes that is under development for FAA approval. The EVS-100 is billed as a low cost, non-cryogenically cooled Enhanced Vision System for the OEM and aftermarket. The company says it offers the latest generation Long Wave Infra Red (LWIR) sensor that is sunlight safe, and has excellent grey scale to discern detail. The price of the entire retrofit kit is $17,500 MSRP, including the sensor. See What Might Otherwise NOT Be Seen With Forward Vision and Aero-TV! FMI: www.forward-vision.net, ...


9. Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 3 of ...

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Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 3 of ...

2007 Was Another Record Year (Thankfully) For GA Manufacturers Just this past week, leaders of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that the 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry have led to another record high in industry billings. Speaking at GAMA’s Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing, GAMA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Cirrus Design Corporation, Alan Klapmeier, reported that a strong worldwide market, especially outside of North America, was a driving factor for general aviation in 2007. “As these economies continue to expand, we expect general aviation to play an ever increasing role in these regions.” Klapmeier added, “Manufacturer backlogs are strong and we think this bodes well for 2008 and the years beyond.” Record industry billings totaled $21.9 billion, eclipsing last years’ figure by 16.5 percent. Year-end, worldwide shipments of general aviation airplanes totaled 4,272 units, the most in more than a quarter century and up 5.4 percent over the previous year's total of 4,053 units. Aside from the record set for year-end billings, the industry also experienced an all-time high in business jet shipments, delivering over one thousand units for the first time in history. The piston airplane segment was down 2.9 percent in 2007, but still posted the second best year in over two decades. Total units decreased from 2,755 in 2006 to 2,675 in 2007. Shipments of turboprops increased 11.4 percent, up from 412 units in 2006 to 459 units in 2007. Business jet shipments reached an all-time high of 1,138 units, up 28.4 percent over last year’s figure of 886 airplanes. Join Aero-TV in the Final Part of the Three-Part episode that features Alan Klapmeier's presentation... and then join us later next week for the Three Part Aero-TV presentation featuring GAMA President Pete Bunce. FMI: www.gama.aero Copyright 2008, Aero-News network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved


10. Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 1 of ...

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Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 1 of ...

2007 Was Another Record Year (Thankfully) For GA Manufacturers Just this past week, leaders of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that the 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry have led to another record high in industry billings. Speaking at GAMA’s Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing, GAMA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Cirrus Design Corporation, Alan Klapmeier, reported that a strong worldwide market, especially outside of North America, was a driving factor for general aviation in 2007. “As these economies continue to expand, we expect general aviation to play an ever increasing role in these regions.” Klapmeier added, “Manufacturer backlogs are strong and we think this bodes well for 2008 and the years beyond.” Record industry billings totaled $21.9 billion, eclipsing last years’ figure by 16.5 percent. Year-end, worldwide shipments of general aviation airplanes totaled 4,272 units, the most in more than a quarter century and up 5.4 percent over the previous year's total of 4,053 units. Aside from the record set for year-end billings, the industry also experienced an all-time high in business jet shipments, delivering over one thousand units for the first time in history. The piston airplane segment was down 2.9 percent in 2007, but still posted the second best year in over two decades. Total units decreased from 2,755 in 2006 to 2,675 in 2007. Shipments of turboprops increased 11.4 percent, up from 412 units in 2006 to 459 units in 2007. Business jet shipments reached an all-time high of 1,138 units, up 28.4 percent over last year’s figure of 886 airplanes. Join Aero-TV in Part One of the Three-Part episode that features Alan Klapmeier's presentation... and then join us later next week for the Three Part Aero-TV presentation featuring GAMA's President Pete Bunce. FMI: www.gama.aero Copyright 2008, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved


11. Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 2 of ...

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Aero-TV: GAMA's 2008 Annual Industry Review (Part 2 of ...

2007 Was Another Record Year (Thankfully) For GA Manufacturers Just this past week, leaders of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced that the 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry have led to another record high in industry billings. Speaking at GAMA’s Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing, GAMA Chairman and Chairman and CEO of Cirrus Design Corporation, Alan Klapmeier, reported that a strong worldwide market, especially outside of North America, was a driving factor for general aviation in 2007. “As these economies continue to expand, we expect general aviation to play an ever increasing role in these regions.” Klapmeier added, “Manufacturer backlogs are strong and we think this bodes well for 2008 and the years beyond.” Record industry billings totaled $21.9 billion, eclipsing last years’ figure by 16.5 percent. Year-end, worldwide shipments of general aviation airplanes totaled 4,272 units, the most in more than a quarter century and up 5.4 percent over the previous year's total of 4,053 units. Aside from the record set for year-end billings, the industry also experienced an all-time high in business jet shipments, delivering over one thousand units for the first time in history. The piston airplane segment was down 2.9 percent in 2007, but still posted the second best year in over two decades. Total units decreased from 2,755 in 2006 to 2,675 in 2007. Shipments of turboprops increased 11.4 percent, up from 412 units in 2006 to 459 units in 2007. Business jet shipments reached an all-time high of 1,138 units, up 28.4 percent over last year’s figure of 886 airplanes. Join Aero-TV in Part Two of the Three-Part episode that features Alan Klapmeier's presentation... and then join us later next week for the Three Part Aero-TV presentation featuring GAMA President Pete Bunce. FMI: www.gama.aero