Also: Solid Rocket Motor Test, OSH16 Coverage!, Ducted Fan, Welsh Farewell, Blue Origin, Boeing-Farnborough, European TBM 930
Cessna has delivered the first fractional Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet to NetJets. The delivery represents significant milestones for both NetJets and the Citation product line as this aircraft represents the 7,000th Citation delivered worldwide. To celebrate this milestone delivery, NetJets and Textron Aviation held a special ceremony at Textron Aviation headquarters in Wichita. During the ceremony, NetJets announced that due to owners’ great response to the Latitude, the company has added 50 more options to its initial order placed in 2012, bringing its total order and options up to 200 aircraft. Now we move to the world of airliner sales as Bombardier and Air Canada announced they have finalized a firm purchase agreement for 45 CS300 aircraft and options for an additional 30 of the aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2019 and extend to 2022. At list price, the firm order for 45 CS300 aircraft is valued at approximately $3.8 billion. This amount would increase to $6.3 billion should Air Canada exercise all 30 option aircraft. Port Columbus Airport is renamed in a ceremony held earlier this week. The airport will now be known as John Glenn Columbus International Airport in honor of the first American to orbit the Earth. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Glenn, an Ohio native, called the recognition an unexpected honor. In his remarks at the ceremony, he remembered asking his parents to stop at the airport so that he could watch the airplanes come and go. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 06.30.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Thursday, June 30th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
NetJets First Latitude Is Cessna's 7,000th Citation Delivery
Air Canada And Bombardier Finalize Landmark C Series Order
Port Columbus Airport Renamed For John Glenn
Orbital ATK, NASA Complete Ground Test Of World’s Largest Solid Rocket Motor
Aero-Community Update: ANN/Airborne Will Cover Osh16 Like No Others
Ducted Fan Personal Aircraft Prototype In Development
Air Force Bids Farewell To Welsh
Blue Origin Breaks Ground On Florida Rocket Manufacturing Facility
Boeing To Launch Second Century At Farnborough International Airshow
New TBM 930 Delivered To European Corporate Owner
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