October 31, 2012
By Benét J. Wilson
$250 billion : Value of 10,000 new large-cabin jet deliveries that Honeywell forecast in its annual market update.
66,000 flight hours or 132,000 flight cycles: Structural life limits under Ikhana Aircraft Services’ new de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter X2 program.
42,800 pounds: Maximum takeoff weight for new Dassault Falcon 2000LXS.
150: Total number of Hawker 4000s and Premier IA jets that could lose warranty coverage by Hawker Beechcraft as part of its restructuring.
Early 2014: When touchscreen primary flight displays (PFDs) that are part of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion system will go into service on King Airs.
$3 million: Estimated cost of a Kestrel single-engine turboprop.
9: Number of Honda Aircraft dealers in North America and Europe
1,500: Number of corporate flight departments around the world surveyed by Honeywell for its annual market update.
800: Number of hours of flight testing done on the upgraded Cessna Sovereign.
$2.5 billion: Amount of debt being shed by Hawker Beechcraft under bankruptcy.
6,000 nautical miles: Range of the Gulfstream G650 at Mach 0.90.
5: Number of years in a product development plan for Hawker Beechcraft that includes four new products.
$59,000: Cost to add Tamarack Aerospace active winglets on a Cirrus SR22.
AOPA eNewsletter and Social Media Editor Benét J. Wilson joined AOPA in 2011. She is working on her private pilot certificate.
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