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October 30, 2012

Nextant Aerospace Expects To Close $100 Million In Sales

Has Its 400XT Bizjet On Display At NBAA Static

Nextant Aerospace has its 400XT on display at the 65th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, FL this week. Among the developments being showcased at this year’s NBAA will be Nextant’s new raked winglet, which provides improved performance, both while climbing and during high-speed cruising at altitude.

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Real Time-Real Life IFR Unusual Attitude Training

New UAT Company Offers The Instruction In Specially-Equipped L-39 TurboJet

Stallion 51 Corporation, the Kissimmee, Florida-based organization, has announced that it will now offer real-time, real-life Unusual Attitude Training in a specially equipped L-39 turbojet. The new program is the next evolution in Stallion 51’s 25-year heritage of offering training in high performance aircraft.

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Dassault Introduces The Falcon 2000LXS

Provides Company Update At NBAA 2012

Dassault Falcon unveiled the Falcon 2000LXS on the first day of the NBAA conference in Orlando, FL, Monday. The company says the updated airplane offers improved airport performance, payload and cabin comfort compared to the Falcon 2000LX which it will replace in 2014. The 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS will allow operators to access more airports because of new full-length inboard slats which give the aircraft category-leading airport performance and balanced field length.

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Gulfstream G150, G280 Set City Pair Speed Records

One-Hundredth G150 Delivered, Auto-Throttle System Available

Two of Gulfstream's newest business jets have been busy setting speed records as they travel around the world. At the NBAA convention in Orlando, FL. Monday, the company announced a number of enhancements and accomplishments for G150 aircraft: four new city-pair speed records, the 100th customer delivery and the availability of an automatic throttle system.

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Piper Unveils Premier Elegance Interiors At NBAA

New Designs In The Cockpit As Well As The Passenger Cabin

Piper has introduced its improved Premier Elegance interior collection for its top-of-the-line aircraft at the NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention going on in Orlando. The Premier Elegance package features decorative soft goods with four new interior décor color options including the dramatic new Glacier, which features porcelain leather seating, IZIT leather ermine pearl side panels and a beautiful black textured loop pile Cotswald Exeter carpet.

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NAFI Headquarters Hosts The 40th Chapter Of The IMC Club

First Meeting To Be Held November 7th

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) and IMC Club International on Thursday announced the founding of the NAFI Headquarters Chapter to promote instrument flying, proficiency and safety. NAFI Chapter is the IMC Club’s 40th Chapter nationwide and 10th since its presentation at AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh, WI.

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NBAA To Recognize Private Pilots In Safety Award Program

New Category To Be Added to Awards For Accident-Free Flying

The NBAA will for the first time in 2013 recognize private pilots for outstanding safe flying achievement. NBAA believes that safety accomplishments in all forms should be recognized. Many NBAA Members in the light business airplane (LBA) community have flown safely for business for decades with a private pilot certificate. NBAA's new Private Pilot Safety Award will now provide official recognition for the safety achievements of this LBA segment.

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Honeywell Green Jet Fuel Powers Gulfstream Flights To NBAA

Five Aircraft Fly Together For The First Time Using Renewable Jet Fuel To National Business Aviation Association Convention

Demonstrations flights by Gulfstream aircraft at this year's NBAA convention are being powered by Honeywell Green Jet Fuel, produced using Honeywell's UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process. Five Gulfstream aircraft traveled on October 27 and 28 from Gulfstream's headquarters in Savannah, GA, to Orlando, FL, for the NBAA convention.

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Safe Flight Announces Two New Autopower STCs

Now Available In Hawker Series And Gulfstream G150

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced at NBAA the issuance of two new STC’s for their Automatic Throttle System, AutoPower. West Star Aviation has received an FAA STC for AutoPower installations in Hawker 900, 850, 800, and 750 Business Jets.

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HBC Global Customer Support Taking Orders For Pro Line 21 Synth Vis Upgrade

Entry Into Service For King Air 200/300 Series Expected Next March

Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is accepting orders for the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) upgrade for all Pro Line 21-equipped Beechcraft King Air 200/300 series aircraft. The upgrade for this platform is scheduled for entry into service in March 2013.

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Boeing Announces BBJ Max 8, Max 9 Aircraft

New Winglets, GE LEAP Engines Offer Increased Range

Boeing Business Jets President Steve Taylor was on hand at NBAA Monday to announce the new BBJ MAX line of aircraft, which will launch with the BBJ Max 8 and BBJ Max 9. Derived from the 737 MAX and featuring several new improvements, the BBJ namesakes now match the naming conventions of the airline versions they are based on.

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Airborne at NBAA2012, 10.30.12: Obama's TFR Tomfoolery, New Sovereign, Kestrel De-Ice

Also: Hawker-Beech Changes, Aerosonic OASIS, Nextant Sales, Dassault, Mid-Continent's SAM, Gulfstream Records

When it was announced that President Obama would be in Orlando the day before the official opening of the NBAA convention, we almost hoped he would be offering an apology to the industry. We settled for an early exit by the President before things got really bogged down at the area’s airport. In addition to progress reports on the developing M2, Latitude, Longitude, Caravan and TTx programs, Cessna introduced a new version of its popular Citation Sovereign bizjet. Kestrel Aircraft announced that Cox and Company has been chosen to supply the Ice Protection System for the Kestrel aircraft currently under development. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborn

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Airborne at NBAA2012--10.30.12: TFR Tomfoolery, New Sovereign, Kestrel De-Ice

Also: Hawker-Beech Changes, Aerosonic OASIS, Nextant Sales, Dassault, Mid-Continent's SAM, Gulfstream Records

When it was announced that President Obama would be in Orlando the day before the official opening of the NBAA convention, we almost hoped he would be offering an apology to the industry. We settled for an early exit by the President before things got really bogged down at the area’s airport. In addition to progress reports on the developing M2, Latitude, Longitude, Caravan and TTx programs, Cessna introduced a new version of its popular Citation Sovereign bizjet. Kestrel Aircraft announced that Cox and Company has been chosen to supply t

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Cessna Introduces A New Citation Sovereign

New Avionics, New Engines In The Latest Of The Line

Cessna has introduced the latest variant of its Citation Sovereign line at the NBAA convention in Orlando, and announced that the "Citation X" will live on.

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HBC Executives Outline Beechcraft's 'New Normal'

Announce Plans To Expand The Turboprop And Piston Lines, Preview Bankruptcy End Game

Hawker Beechcraft executives kicked off the NBAA convention on something of a somber note Monday in one of the first news conferences on the schedule for the show. Hawker Beechcraft Chairman Bill Boisture said that while the company is "doing business in the normal course," a lot of decisions remain to be made as the company progresses through and emerges from bankruptcy.

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Cessna Discusses Business Jet Market Outlook At NBAA Convention

Company Projects That It Can Achieve A 'Modest Uptick' In Deliveries

Cessna president and CEO Scott A. Ernest says that the market for business jets is very uncertain, but that the company is expecting modest growth in the next ear. Ernest made the comments on Monday at the NBAA annual meeting and convention in Orlando, FL.

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Garmin Unveils New Features, Equipment Compatibility For G600, G500

Puts Information In The Pilot's Primary Field Of View

Garmin has announced new features and additional external equipment compatibilities for the G600 and G500 flight display systems. With the latest software and the new GAD 43e adapter, the G600 and G500 can display and control altitude preselect and vertical speed, and display DME distance, analog radar altitude, analog nav data and more.

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AEA Says Don't Be Fooled; FAA's Part 145 NPRM Is Costly

Proposal Has Damaging Effect On More Than Just Part 121 Air Carrier Repair Stations

The Aircraft Electronics Association is speaking out against the Federal Aviation Administration's notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Part 145 repair stations at the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL.

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Kestrel Aircraft Selects Cox And Company For Ice Protection

Electro-Mechanical Expulsion Deicing System Suits Mission

Kestrel Aircraft Company announced today at the National Business Aviation Association 2012 Convention, that Cox and Company, of Plainsville, NY, has been chosen to supply the Ice Protection System for the Kestrel aircraft currently under development.

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Gulfstream Announces New Performance Specs For G650

Company Says The Airplane Flies Farther Faster While Using Less Runway

Gulfstream announced Monday that its newly-certified G650 aircraft offers even better performance than originally announced. The improvements affect the aircraft’s range at high speed and takeoff distance, giving operators increased flexibility for ultra-long-range missions.

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Glass Standby Display Unveiled By Mid-Continent Instruments And Avionics

Designed To Fit In Less Panel Space Than Standard Mechanical Instruments, Weighs Less

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics introduced an advanced, 2- x 5-inch standby display at the NBAA Meeting and Convention in Orlando, FL. The MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) is an entirely self-contained, solid-state instrument that provides attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information to the pilot during normal operation or in the case of primary instrument failure.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.30.12)

“Looking forward, given softness in global economic markets and political and budget uncertainties in the United States, it appears that global demand for business jets will be challenging again next year.” Source: Cessna president and CEO Scott Ernest.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.30.12): Fractional Ownership

The purchase of a portion of a specific jet along with a collection of owners, through a management company. Each member owns shares independent of each other.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.30.12)

International Business Aviation Council IBAC is an international, non-governmental association which represents, promotes and protects the interests of business aviation in international policy and regulatory forums. IBAC was founded on 15 June 1981 at a meeting in London.

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