This is Aero-TV's final daily update from the floor of the
National Business Aviation Association's 61st Annual Meeting &
Among the highlights Tuesday...
Jim Bass, President of Piper Aircraft announced that, against
declining industry-wide sales of piston aircraft, Piper's piston
sales are up this year.
We caught up with Nicolas Chabbert from EADS Socata for an
update... including word on the company's next aircraft project.
Hawker Beechcraft announced its own foray into a new market...
with a $200 million order from its dealership in Brazil, the
backyard of rival Embraer...
Monday's Very Light Jet forum got a status report on the
segment from four manufacturers in varying stages of VLJ
Training and electronics leader Jeppesen signed the first of
what might lead to many agreements with French planemaker Dassault
Falcon, to distribute the Jeppesen's electronic flight bag software
to Falcon jet customers.
One company making headlines on a variety of topics at NBAA is
Cessna... but the company's news wasn't confined solely to its new
Columbus jet. CEO Jack Pelton filled us on what else is happening
Sunday morning Jack Pelton had an update on Cessna's 2008 details
Monday afternoon Harrison Ford was on hand to participate in the
announcement of the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift.
And finally... not all the activity on the show floor at NBAA
2008 had to do with flashy business aircraft and new gadgets.
Aero-TV had the chance to speak with Amanda Wright Lane, the
great-grand-niece of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright...
in front of the newest flying replica of an original 1910 Wright
Some might call this the first business aircraft...