SOURCE: Phoenix Associates Land Syndicate
March 28, 2007 10:23 ET
Best Jets, a Phoenix Associates Subsidiary, Flies First "Platinum Edition" Learjet Model 25
Historic Flight on a Lear 25D Equipped With the Latest EFIS 890R Glass Cockpit Makes Headlines
MADISONVILLE, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- Phoenix Associates Land Syndicate
(Phoenix) (PINKSHEETS: PBLS) announced today that its Best Jets subsidiary
based in Denison, Texas is in the final stages of completing its first Best
Jets 21st Century Learjet 25 "Platinum Edition" aircraft.
FAA D.E.R. and Manufacturer Flight Test Pilot, Jack Francisco, along with
Co-Pilot Hunter Cuthbertson lifted N229WJ Learjet 25D Serial 229 into the
air on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at Stevens Aviation in Nashville, TN,
flying for the first time ever a Learjet Model 25 equipped with Universal's
Synthetic Vision 890R glass cockpit. This innovative avionics system
establishes a new safety threshold by graphically projecting onto the
Pilots Flight Display the earth's terrain as it would be seen through the
windshield by the pilot on a clear day. This system is designed to reduce
the number of aircraft accidents, caused by controlled flight into terrain.
Frank Golden of Stevens Aviation has overseen the installation of the
Universal System into the Learjet from start to finish. He says this
project has been the highlight of his career and has mustered every bit of
his considerable avionics expertise. The project encompassed 11
Supplemental Type Certificates and a graduate degree in Space Management.
Best's Platinum Edition Learjets are equipped with:
-- 10,000 Hour/12,000 Cycle General Electric CJ-610 Engines upgraded with
General Electric's Solid Spool Compressor Rotor.
-- Universal 890R Synthetic Vision Glass cockpit with "Vision 1."
-- Universal's Application Server Unit providing WSI Weather and Charts
for a paperless cockpit.
-- CJ 610 Engine Hush Kits that comply with Stage III noise regulations
that bring Learjet 23, 24 & 25 series aircraft into full noise compliance.
-- Custom Artist-Aire Paint and Interior by Kate Woolstenhulme.
Roger Humiston, President and Founder of Best Jets, was overwhelmed and
delighted to see that his vision for this legendary aircraft had finally
become a reality. Mr. Humiston stated, "This cutting-edge technology will
now place the Platinum Edition Best Jets aside any Glass Cockpit equipped
business Jet." Best Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix
Associates Land Syndicate.
Paul Alonzo, Chairman of the Board, indicated that Phoenix Associates Land
Syndicate was proud to be part of this historic aviation achievement and
would continue to seek advancements to this technology-based industry.
About Phoenix Associates Land Syndicate (PBLS)
Phoenix Associates Land Syndicate (PBLS) is a public holding company, with
thousands of stockholders, that has purchased motivated companies in order
to enhance its assets and income basis. Since 1978, PBLS has developed
assets and/or interests in aviation, sand & gravel, soil products, land
development, oil and natural gas, commodity brokering, plumbing, trucking,
contract hauling, construction, swimming pool construction and
construction-related industries. For more information, visit www.pbls.biz.
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