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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Airborne 10.16.18: Embraer Steps Up, Honeywell Forecast, Global 5500/6500 Update

Also: NASA Considers, Gogo DASH, Viasat Offers 'Highest' Speed, Miami Air Flight Attendants

Embraer has introduced the new Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets just before the start of the 2018 NBAA Convention, where they are on static display. The Praetor 500 plans to be the fastest midsize aircraft. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 will have an intercontinental range of 3,900 nautical miles while the Praetor 500 will offer 3,250 nautical miles. The Praetor jets are currently under development with two Praetor 600 prototypes in flight tests as well as one production-conforming aircraft, and one production-conforming Praetor 500 in its maturity campaign. The Praetor 600 is expected to be certified and enter service in the second quarter of 2019, followed by the Praetor 500 in the third quarter of 2019. The business jet industry

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Aero-TV: Jet-A Is 'Making Sense' - Continental Motors' Rhett Ross Explains Why

Continental Motors Sees Increased Interest In Jet-A Engines

Continental Motors is seeing increased interest in its Jet A engines, according to company president and CEO Rhett Ross. Earlier this year, Piper Aircraft selected its new CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled with Jet A and available in standard or counter rotating versions to power the Piper PA-44 Seminole. The world’s leading multiengine trainer will be available with Jet-A counter rotating engines, giving flight schools and training organizations a single lever, FADEC, training system with an history of innovation, simplicity and economy.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

GA Announces Event To Reaffirm Commitment To Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel

Coalition Will Present 'Business Jets Fuel Green' In January In Van Nuys

A coalition of international aviation organizations has announced an upcoming event to reaffirm the general aviation industry’s commitment to advancing the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF).

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

NBAA-BACE: Day One Keynote Looks Toward Business Aviation’s Future

Industry Invigorated By Defeat Of Privatized ATC

The Day One Keynote at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) brought a sense of enthusiasm, as a business aviation community invigorated by its recent victory in striking down so-called privatization of ATC services looks now to applying that energy and purpose toward securing the industry’s future.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

EASA Paves The Way To Enable Safe Air Travel Of Urban Air Mobility

Opens Public Consultation On Proposal For Airworthiness Standards

EASA has opened a public consultation on its proposal of airworthiness standards which will enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. This is to develop the first component of the regulatory framework to enable the safe operation of air taxi and electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft in Europe.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

GE’s Introduces Affinity: The First Civil Supersonic Engine In 55 Years

Launching A New Era Of Efficient Supersonic Flight

At an NBAA press conference with Aerion Corporation, GE Aviation announced that it has completed the initial design of the first supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. This new engine class, introduced as GE’s Affinity turbofan, is optimized with proven GE technology for supersonic flight and timed to meet the Aerion AS2 launch.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Rockwell Collins Bringing Pro Line Fusion Avionics To Embraer’s New Business Jet

Offers Industry-First Synthetic Vision Guidance System On Head-Up Guidance System On Praetor 500, 600

Rockwell Collins’ legacy of providing state-of-the-art integrated avionics to Embraer’s most technologically advanced business aircraft continues with the selection of Pro Line Fusion for the new Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets. The new platforms were unveiled Sunday at an Embraer event at the Orlando Executive Airport, where the 2018 NBAA-BACE is taking place this week.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Expert Help Wanted: Could YOU Be The Next Face Of 'Airborne?'

Aviation's Longest Running Video News Program Is Seeking New Talent For Airborne Expansion

ANN is on the hunt for next new face of our Airborne news program series... in order to allow our current host the chance to do some important international volunteer work. Further; we also need to add new and talented persons to the roster so that we may accomplish the expanding mission of Airborne and a number of new Airborne additions coming up in the next few months. We have a need for one new staffer ASAP and another around the first of the year. These are autonomous 'one man/woman band' positions where you must be as comfortable behind the camera as in front of it. You will be responsible for presenting tech related news stories on camera while often handling all audio, video and lighting, as well as editing the final product.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Mid-Continent and True Blue Power Present ANN's NBAA 2018 Special Coverage!

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power Present NBAA 2018 (NBAA Display #2265 )

Ravn Alaska Upgrades DHC-8 Fleet with True Blue Power® High-Performance, Lithium-ion Batteries True Blue Power, a globally recognized manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, announced Ravn Alaska has installed the company’s TB44 (46 amp-hour) Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries on DeHavilland DHC-8 aircraft. Ravn will install TB44 batteries during routine C-check maintenance operations throughout 2018. The battery outperforms existing nickel-cadmium (NiCad) and lead-acid alternatives, delivering more power, significantly less weight, increased safety, longevity and reduced maintenance costs. The high-performance lithium-ion battery received an FAA STC on DHC-8 100/200/300 series aircraft in 2015.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Risk Mitigation In Focus At 10Th Annual Single-Pilot Safety Standdown

Realistic Risk Mitigation Strategies Were The Main Topic Of Discussion

More than 150 attendees focused on practical, realistic risk mitigation strategies for some of the top causes of single pilot accidents and incidents at the Single-Pilot Safety Standdown, which took place just prior to the opening of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).

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