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October 19, 2022

Dassault Falcon 10X Continues the March Towards Production

Initial Subassemblies and Parts Underway as Testing Regimen Accelerates

Dassault Aviation announced the start of their ambitious new Falcon 10X’s initial production run, declaring the manufacture of long-lead parts for the upcoming ultra-long-range business jet. “All the elements for another great Falcon are literally coming together in our various production facilities,” remarked Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. “This new aircraft, the largest purpose-built business jet on the market, will embody the latest technology and set a new benchmark for passenger experience.”

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Daher Unveils New Kodiak 900, TBM 960 For 1st Time At NBAA

Latest and Greatest from Business, Cargo Turboprop Manufacturer Surprises at NBAA-BACE

Daher had not one, but two surprises in store for attendees this year with two new models of their venerable high-wing Kodiak and low-wing TBM aircraft. Since their purchase of the Kodiak design, Daher has lavished no shortage of attention on the model, constantly sharpening it as a contender for the high-wing, 10-seat turboprop niche. Improvements in power and performance ease use on uneven and ultra-short runways while enhancing safety. The newest iteration of the model is the Kodiak 900, an unpressurized utility aircraft designed for the rough-and-tumble duty associated with aircraft in the same vein.

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JetCenter Locations in Colorado Unite Under Rebrand

Denver, Colorado, and Fort Collins Locations now “jetCenters of Colorado”, Effective Immediately

JetCenter locations along the Colorado Front have joined forces under one banner, simplifying the branding and creating a unified front for customers throughout the region. The new name, jetCenters of Colorado, is hoped to “highlight the unique character and energy of their respective cities" while bringing the FBO’s association with each other into the fore.

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Airbus Corporate Jets Expands American Operations

Improved Support for Indianapolis Service Center Inbound Ahead of ACJ TwoTwenty in 2023

Airbus has reinforced its corporate footprint in the United States, announcing the expansion of its sales, support, and marketing efforts in the market at this year’s NBAA BACE. The expansion comes at a time when more than 1,200 business jets are expected to be replaced or purchased in the market, with 100 bizliners and 1,100 jets expected to change hands in the near future. The business aviation market has been heating up since 2020 amid a trend of increased private flight, and Airbus feels that the North American region is ripe for conquest. 

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Alto Announces 25th Anniversary Edition of Soundstage

ew Seat-Centric Home Theater Provides Better In-Flight Sound Than Ever Before

Alto Aviation kicked off their exhibition at NBAA-BACE with their recently released 25th Anniversary Special Edition of their MySound Portfolio audio system. Business aviators looking for the pinnacle of in-flight entertainment can opt for Alto’s seat-centric 6.2 home theater equipment, allowing for accurate acoustic reproduction for any kind of music, cinema, or performance. Integration with Alto’s cabin control applications or line of fit-compatible Cadence keypads allows for simple, streamlined passenger control, allowing them to enjoy a spatially accurate listening experience throughout the home theater area.

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Bombardier and Signature Aviation Inks Deal for Sustainable Fuel

Sustainable Initiative will Cut Emissions by 25% for 2nd Book & Claim Customer 

Bombardier and Signature Aviation have announced a multi-year agreement for the continued purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use in their flight operations from January 2023. Both companies will use a Book and Claim system, marking the first deal in such a vein by an OEM aviation manufacturer. The first customer under the program, NetJets, signed on earlier this year with Signature looking to decrease their own greenhouse gas emissions following improvements in SAF production.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 525B

...Did Not Recall Confirming Whether The Gear Was Down And Locked

On September 20, 2022, about 0709 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 525B, jet airplane, N528DV, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Pasco, Washington. The pilot and 9 passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight. The pilot reported that the flight to Tri-Cities Airport, (PSC), Pasco, Washington, was uneventful; he reported to the tower controller that the airport was in sight and requested to land on runway 3L. While on left base, the pilot further reported that he started to lower the flaps and extended the gear handle.

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