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General Aviation

Phil Boyer
AOPA President
November 3, 2006

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn

Representing
general aviation

International Organization

Founded 1962
64 countries
470,000 members
Official ICAO status.

IAOPA
To facilitate the movement of
general aviation internationally
Representation
Information
GA/AW Promotion.

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn

U.S. flies 68% of all


general aviation in
the world.

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn

AOPA Issues Survey


Are you optimistic or pessimistic
about the future of GA?
Pessimistic

33%

Optimistic

67%

AOPA Issues Survey


Are you optimistic or pessimistic
about the future of GA?

60%
41%

March
1992

44%

August
1993

63%

66%

69%
61%

67%

46%

April
1994

January
1995

June
1995

January January October January


1996
1997
1999
2003

The State of General Aviation


Exciting time to be involved in GA
GA shipments, billings up
New categories of airplanes
VLJs
LSAs
New technology available
New power plants in the
wings

All bring added SAFETY!.

Single-Engine Piston Production


US shipments of
single engine
piston aircraft
continues to
show an upward
trend.

The State of General Aviation

Exciting time to be involved in GA


Pistons
Turboprops
Business Jets
Total Shipments
Total Billings

2005
1,082
141
325
1,548
$6.5B

2006 CHANGE
1,270 17.40%
158 12.10%
415 27.70%
1,843 19.10%
$8.8B 34.90%

New Products
Existing
companies

New Products
New Companies

New Airframe Companies

New Airframe Companies

"Diesel Dawn"
French and German Companies
take lead in GA diesel technology
Thielert TAE 125
4 cylinder, liquid-cooled,
FADEC turbodiesel

SMA's SR 305
Tubocharged, 4 cylinder,
air and oil cooled 230
horsepower.

"Diesel Dawn"
Turbodiesel power for new
GA aircraft
Diesel engines are
sturdier and promise
better reliability
Diesel engines are
more economical
New generation
engines incorporates
FADEC controls.

New Airframe Companies

Unique
Twins

Very Light Jets


Cessna MustangCertified
September 2006

Eclipse 500Certified
September 2006

Very Light Jets


Going into production
Certification in 3 4 yrs.

Very Light Jets


360 knots 35,000 ft
6 seats +
$2.1M

Light Sport Aircraft


Flight Design CT

Cessna LSA

Legend Cub

Light Sport Aircraft

Cessna LSA

Light Sport Aircraft

Cessna LSA

Its whats inside that counts

Traditional Companies

New Entrants

New Entrants

3-D Synthetic Vision


Always "see"
terrain and
obstacles
Remarkable
situational
awareness
Eliminates the
uncertainty of
darkness and
weather

The Move to Glass

Garmin G1000

New Class of Single Engine Pistons

New Class of Single Engine Pistons

90% of all new C182's and 70%


of C206s are Glass Equipped!

Garmin G600
Retrofit Glass
Critical Flight Data
on Dual LCD Screens
State-of-the-Art,
Integrated Attitude
and Heading
Reference System
Terrain and Mapping
Databases
Weather and Traffic .

Instrument Approach Charts

Instrument Approach Charts

Airport Diagrams

Enhancing GPS/GNSS
Garmin GNS480

Enhancing GPS/GNSS

Wide Area Augmentation


System (Egnos)

GPS-WAAS
This is just the first step
WAAS will provide
ILS-like precision
approaches to
thousands of general
aviation airports that
dont have them
today.

ADS-B Implementation

$80 million
earmarked for ADS-B
implementation.

ADS-B What is it?

Transmit every second:


Optional A/C Identification
GPS Location & Alt
Receive:
Traffic and Weather Data (for
free).

ADS-B
Is here and now-certified!
Benefits
Radar Traffic, Weather &
other info bundled
together
Enables new ATC
services
Capacity increase

ADS-B Emerges

Capstone / Safe Flight 21

Positional awareness

Capstone / Safe Flight 21

Real time weather

Capstone / Safe Flight 21

Traffic Advisories

Capstone
Moving Map
Traffic (ADS-B
via data-link)

A 47% reduction
in accidents!.

GPS NAV
Terrain
Graphic WX
ASOS/AWOS
Approaches

AOPA Air Safety Foundation

ASF Mission
To make flying
Safer!

All Accidents 1983-2005

GA Accident Rate per 100,000 Hours

7.65
6.83

1.45

1.31

Pilot-Related Accidents 1983-2005


1983: 2222 or 77.7%
2005: 1076 or 74.9%

ONLINE Safety Center

ASF Products

Online Courses
Online courses
fresh, creative
interactive
easy to use

FAA Wings credit.


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Online Courses

Airline and general aviation versions


Nov 22nd mailing to 200,000 pilots.

AOPA Air Safety Foundation

International Safety Forum