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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Airborne at NBAA--10.20.14: HondaJet, Honeywell Forecast, Gulfstream's G500/G600

Also: Garmin's ADS-B For BizAv, R44s For Jordan, Textron Aviation, Hartzell Props, Clarity Aloft Pro Plus

At a news conference early Monday at the 2014 NBAA convention, HondaJet said that it is months away from first deliveries of the new airplane. After the news conference, ANN Editor in Chief Jim Campbell talked with HondaJet CEO Michimasa Fujino about getting the airplane into the hands of customers. If you are interested in what’s going on at NBAA 2014, the best place to start is by reading the Honeywell Global Business Aviation Forecast. This detailed report brings into focus what is expected in business aviation over the next decade. Several orders for the G500 were announced along with the rollout. Among the most innovative features of the new Gulfstream jets is their fly-by-wire system includes an Active Control Sidestick. Gulfstream says the ACS system offers enhanced safety and situational

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

AeroSports Update: Experimental Aircraft Accident Analysis

The AOPA Air Safety Institute Annual Nall Report Gives Us Insight To Analyze The Areas Of Operation That Present The Greatest Risk For Experimental Aircraft

Last week AeroSports Update published a report from EAA regarding experimental-type aircraft accidents. In that report it was pointed out that the accident rate for this year’s reporting period may exceed what the FAA had forecast. In the Air Safety Institute Annual Nall Report we take a look at the areas of operation for experimental aircraft that are analyzed.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Cessna Citation X+ Sets Coast-To-Coast Speed Record

Seattle To Miami In 4 Hours And 52 Minute

Demonstrating its rank as the maker of the fastest civil aircraft in the world, Cessna Aircraft Company announced today at the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that the recently certified Citation X+ has set several city-to-city speed records for its weight class including Seattle to Miami, making the 2,375 nautical mile trip in 4 hours, 52 minutes.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Bombardier Introduces Challenger 650 Launch Customer NetJets

Partnership Announced At NBAA In Orlando Monday

Bombardier has expanded its leading Challenger family of business jets with the addition of the new Challenger 650 aircraft. In partnership with NetJets, the global launch customer for the aircraft, the Challenger 650 jet was introduced at the NBAA convention in Orlando, Florida during a special unveiling event.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification

New Version Increases Payload In High/Hot And Single Engine Scenarios

EASA has certified the new EC135 T3/P3 by Airbus Helicopters, completing a new and important chapter in the development history of the EC135. Following in the footsteps of the successful EC135 T2+/P2+, the EC135 T3/P3 again sets new standards in terms of performance, safety and reliability for the EC135 family of helicopters.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Nextant Appoints Piedmont Aircraft As Exclusive Sales Agent

Piedmont Aircraft Takes Responsibility For Sales In The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region

Nextant Aerospace has announced the appointment of Piedmont Aircraft Company (“Piedmont”) as the exclusive sales agent for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic US. Its territory will span from South Carolina to Maine including some of the country’s largest financial, commercial and governmental centers.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Airborne at NBAA--10.21.14: NBAA2014 Opens Strong, Eclipse Update, FJ44 TBO Increase

Also: Shuster/Hart Address NBAA, Gogo Means Business, BBJ Maxes Out, Hartzell Pulls Its Weight

The NBAA Opening General Session featured two well-known names from Washington. Representative Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation Committee, and Acting NTSB Chair Christopher Hart were the keynote speakers for the opening general session Tuesday morning. Shuster said that the he has already begun the process of crafting a new FAA reauthorization bill … which he says should be “transformational” with a goal of easing the regulatory burden on the industry. While much of the news at NBAA is about mid-size and large business aircraft, there is a very distinct niche for smaller BizJets … including the Very-Light-Jets.  One of the major players in that segment of the industry is Eclipse Aerospace. ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell talked Tuesday with Eclipse Aerospace CEO Mason Holland about how the E550 is helping revitalize that segment of t

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Associated Aircraft Group Celebrates 25 Years Of Helicopter Services

Fleet Of Nine Helicopters Serves The Northeast U.S.

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service, has announced that September 2014 marked AAG's 25th year of providing executive helicopter transportation and maintenance services in the Northeast. 

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Flight Attendant Union Issues Ebola Protection And Response Checklist

Guidelines Applicable To All Communicable Diseases

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has notified Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and key federal agencies overseeing aviation safety and health of protective and response measures needed to support aviation's first responders and safe air travel.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

NBAA Supports Future Business Aviation Leaders With Scholarships

Recipients To Be Recognized At Event Wednesday Morning In Orlando

The NBAA, through NBAA Charities, offers a wide range of scholarships that support young people seeking careers in business aviation. This week at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), students will be recognized for receiving the following awards: UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Eitenne Fage Scholarship and the new Eddie Queen Aviation Management Scholarship.

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