Details are emerging about the first of TWO SSBJ projects that
wewre to be discussed at the 2004 NBAA Convention. Aerion
Corporation, an advanced engineering group formed to reintroduce
commercial supersonic flight, has taken the wraps off a new
business jet design that could enter service in less than six
An ebullient press conference at the onset of NBAA 2004 shows
that Cessna thinks the worst of the recent downturn is pretty much
over and that times are looking much better for the GA
Hinting for weeks that major news was in the offing, Cessna's Roger
Whyte and Jack Pelton disappointed no one. Cessna announced two new
versions of its Citation CJ1 and CJ2 series bizjets, equipped with
new engines, avionics and an expanded list of standard equipment...
assets which were once optional on the previous CJ generation.
Long-Range Business Jet Flies 250 Nautical Miles Farther at
Following more than 1,850 hours of flight-testing its G450
business jet, Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of
General Dynamics, has determined the large-cabin, long-range
aircraft performs better at a cruise speed of Mach 0.85 than had
been originally anticipated.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) applauds
Senate passage of a tax relief bill extending bonus depreciation.
In a rare holiday session, today the Senate passed a compromise
version of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (HR 4520), by a
vote of 69 to 17, clearing the way for the bill to be signed into
law by President Bush.
FAA STC Brings Internet Service to In-Flight Passengers Onboard
Large-Cabin Gulfstream Business Jet
Gulfstream says that they are the first classic business-jet
manufacturer to offer ultra-high speed Internet connection
capability during flight. The FAA recently issued a STC for the
first installation of Gulfstream’s Broad Band Multi-Link
(BBML) system on a GIV business-jet aircraft.
Parents Watched As Cool-Headed Pilot Got Young Passengers To
By ANN Contributor Glen Moyer
"You think you are strong till you know your kids are in
Those words came from Mike Whitacre Sunday, after the balloon his
ten-year old son, Aaron, was riding in collided with a broadcast
tower during a mass ascension to mark the end of the 33rd
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
ARINC, AeroMech Get RVSM STC For Citation III, Beechjet
The FAA has awarded ARINC Direct a supplemental type certificate
(STC) for RVSM instrument modifications on the Cessna 650 (Citation
III). ARINC and its partner, AeroMech, say they've come up with a
convenient "one-stop" RVSM package for Cessna 650
The NBAA Convention in Las Vegas (NV) is getting an official
visit from the nation's top businessman. Commerce Secretary Donald
Evans will take part in the proceedings Wednesday, becoming the
first cabinet member to grace the annual gathering since 1989.
Evans says he'll meet with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and
business aviation leaders to talk about growing the business
aviation industry, access to foreign markets and trade promotion.
After his meeting, he'll tour the trade show floor.
Pratt & Whitney Canada Re-Introduces the JT15D-4 Into
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) will re-introduce
the JT15D-4 engine model into production in the third quarter of
2005. All current production Service Bulletins will be incorporated
to bring the new production model to the latest modification
Black Marble Tablet Memorializes United's Jason Dahl
It was a private affair, with friends and family in attendance.
About 150 of them gathered in a suburban Denver (CO) subdivision,
not far from where United Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl lived. Far
away from the crash site in Pennsylvania where he died, far away
from that terrible day in 2001, the people who knew Dahl best
erected a monument in his memory.
It Wouldn't Be A Convention Without The Golf Tournament!
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 8th Annual
Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament yesterday raised $55,000
for Angel Flight West. Located in Santa Monica, CA, this
not-for-profit organization serves the western U.S. by providing
free, non-emergency air transportation in response to medical and
other compelling human needs. A total of 325 golfers played three
courses at Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas, NV.