On January 2nd, President Obama signed into law H.R. 8, the ‘American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012’ (2012 Tax Payer Relief Act, public law number P.L. 112-240).
For the past 24 years, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has sponsored the International Aviation Art Contest, inviting young people around the world to express the importance of aviation through art. Each FAI member country sponsors the contest in their respective country and then submits national winners to the FAI International Jury each year for final selection of overall first, second and third place winners.
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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has just announced delivery of the company’s first fully outfitted Gulfstream G650 aircraft, its all-new ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long range business jet. The G650 is capable of travelling up to 7,000 nautical miles at 0.85 Mach or 6,000 nautical miles at 0.90 mach, making it the most powerful jet in the Gulfstream fleet—and the fastest civil aircraft in the sky.
In November, Gulfstream announced delivery of its first fully outfitted G280 aircraft, its new best-in-class super mid-sized business jet, to a U.S. manufacturer. The G280 which replaces the G200 large cabin mid-range model, earned type certificates from both the U.S. FAA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel earlier this year.
|Piper Premier Elegance Interior - Glacier|
Piper Aircraft, Inc. recently unveiled its newly upgraded Premier Elegance Interior collection for its industry-leading M-Class line of aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) 65th Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Premier Elegance interiors are comprised of luxury soft goods, including seating upholstery, side panels and other features in four new interior décor color options including Mesa and Summit, as well as higher-end Glacier and Dune.
Piper’s M-Class line-up includes the pressurized turboprop Meridian, pressurized piston Mirage and unpressurized piston Matrix aircraft. Glacier and Dune interiors will be offered as standard options for the Piper Meridian, while Mesa and Summit will be offered standard for Mirage and Matrix models. Mirage and Matrix buyers will also be able to upgrade to Glacier and Dune.
Dramatic Glacier offers porcelain leather seating, IZIT leather ermine pearl side panels and a luxurious black textured loop pile Cotswald Exeter carpet, while Dune offers a light tan version of these features.
|Piper Premier Elegance Interior - Dune|
Summit is characterized by light grey colorways and Mesa features very light khaki tones, with both looks also extending to coordinated side panels, seating and carpeting.
The Premier Elegance interior also extends to cockpit décor and incorporates a handsome new matte black finish on the avionics panel in all M-Class planes. In addition to the more modern look, the matte finish is sure to be appreciated by pilots for being easier on the eyes.
Piper’s manufacturing prowess extends to almost all aspects of the aircraft manufacturing process, from state-of-the art metal bonding, to gear assembly, to windshield fabrication and aircraft painting processes – and interior elements are no exception; the company maintains its own on-site upholstery shop. All Premier Elegance interior elements including leather, carpeting and side panels will be cut and sewn at Piper’s own facility, ensuring the superior quality control required to meet Piper’s high standards.
|New Matte black Finish for Avionics Panels
Said Piper Head of Global Sales and Business Development Drew McEwen, “We are excited about these improvements to our signature M-Class lineup of efficient and economical single-engine aircraft.” McEwen also noted, “Following the significant cabin improvements announced last year at NBAA the M-Class series now boasts tremendous comfort and luxury.”
The M-Class improvements announced last year included enhancements for both pilot and passenger comfort, including ease of cockpit access, brighter external LED lighting, better cabin and cockpit sound, improved electrical service and greater air distribution. Read more about M-Class improvements here.
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As part of its year-long celebration to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the company and its iconic Piper Cub monoplane, Piper Aircraft will host a gala ‘Factory Fly-in’ on Saturday, November 10th, 2012. Aircraft owners of all makes and models are welcome to join the celebration at Piper Aircraft’s Vero Beach manufacturing facility and global headquarters.