November 11, 2009
Nov. 8 - After leading the Parade of Planes at AOPA Expo on Wednesday, the AOPA Sweepstakes Bonanza is nestled among an entire fleet of general aviation airplanes on display in the parking lot next to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, convention center. The Sweeps Bonanza made the 3.8-mile taxi from Fort Lauderdale International-Hollywood Airport to the convention center in just 18 minutes. It leaves the show on Sunday to be returned to Meggitt/S-Tec for additional work toward the certification of the Meggitt MAGIC EFIS displays and the S-Tec autopilot. That process and a few minor tweaks are all that remain to be completed before the airplane is awarded to a lucky pilot early next year.
Bombardier has launched the 12-passenger Challenger 650 with an order from launch customer NetJets.
Sabreliner isn't just for Sabreliners anymore. New owners and management have recast it as a jet refurbishment and parts center.
Nextant, rebuilder of the Beechcraft Hawker 400 and King Air 90, has named Piedmont Aircraft as the eastern dealer for the Nextant 400XTi and the G90XT.
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