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Briefing December 2010 Issue

Briefing: December 2010


PiperJet redesigned into the bigger, sleeker Piper Altair ... An electric-powered Cessna 172 proof-of-concept aircraft may be ready to fly by next April ... NetJets intends to buy up to 125 Phenom 300 light business jets ... Garmin announces G5000 flight deck for Part 25 jets ... OurPLANE GA fractional ownership company filed for bankruptcy ... SwiftFuel performing comparably to 100LL in expanded tests ... New Mexico Spaceport officially opens with landing (but not from space) of SpaceShip2 ... Emivest Aerospace, manufacturer of the SJ30 light jet, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy ... Hawker Beechcraft gave notice to 350 workers and set a timeline for at least 800 more to follow by next August ... Aspen Avionics announced the EA100 Adapter for attitude-based autopilot systems to use the Aspen PFD’s digital gyros ... iPhone app raises security concerns as it shows range and bearing to nearby aircraft using ADS-B database ... For breaking news in general aviation, log on to

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