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October 16, 2006

Eclipse Announces New Customer, SoCal Service Center At NBAA 2006

Dole Foods Affiliate Orders Three E-500s... And They'll Service Them, Too

While most of the big news coming from Eclipse Aviation happened in the weeks leading up to the National Business Aviation Association's conference in Orlando, the Albuquerque, NM-based jetmaker still held out a few surprises for the show -- including a new customer order, as well as a new service facility for Eclipse 500 flyers on the west coast.

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Boeing Announces Newest Member Of BBJ Family

Two Orders For Model Based On 737-900ER

Boeing Business Jets today celebrated its 10-year anniversary Monday at the National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando, FL by launching the newest member of its business jet family -- the BBJ 3. The airplane, which is based on the new 737-900ER (Extended Range), won two orders from undisclosed customers.

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ARINC Direct Unveils New Tool For BizAv Operators

Virtual Fuel Desk Lets Operators Shop Around For Best Fuel Prices

On Monday, ARINC Direct told ANN of a new online tool to help its business aviation customers leverage their fuel purchasing power. The Virtual Fuel Desk, an industry first, allows operators and flight departments to "shop smart" for aircraft fuel while planning flights.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.16.06

ATG's George Bye With The Latest On The Javelin

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.16.06 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.16.06 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- ATG's George Bye: 10.16.06 (ANN Special Feature, with the latest on the Javelin VLJ.)

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Cessna Looks At Large Cabin Bizjet Market

BIG News Already From NBAA

Quick quiz: what's one segment of the business jet market where Cessna doesn't have a competing model?

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Forecast: Good Times Now, Great Times Ahead For BizAv

Honeywell Releases Annual Summary Of Market

The National Business Aviation Association conference is already in full swing... one day before the show opens its doors to the public. It looks to be a great show... and exhibitors and customers at the Orange County Convention Center Monday should be buoyed by an industry forecast that says good times are ahead for bizav.

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Cessna Formally Announces CJ4 Business Jet At NBAA With 70+ Orders

Swept-Wing Citation Will Feature More Room, Single-Point Refueling

Cessna is already having a BIG show at NBAA. In addition to announcing a proof-of-concept program for a large-cabin business jet, Cessna also formally launched the new Citation CJ4 business jet at the show Monday, with more than 70 orders already on the books.

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And MORE News From Cessna: Company Unveils Upgraded XLS+

That's A Lotta Jets From Cessna At NBAA

It's a vertitable buffet of bizjets from Cessna Aircraft Company... as Monday, the company introduced the Citation XLS+ at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference and annual meeting. Cessna says the new XLS adds the latest capabilities and technologies to the world's best-selling business jet.

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Alteon Names Sherry Carbary As New President

Comes From Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Alteon Training, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced recently that Sherry Carbary has been named president of the company. Carbary will be responsible for Alteon's business performance and day-to-day operations.

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Pilatus Announces Next-Generation PC-12 Program

More Power, Glass Cockpit Upgrades For Popular Turboprop

Pilatus revealed today that it has a program underway to certify the Next Generation PC-12. The company’s flagship business turboprop will receive several major enhancements, including fully integrated avionics, a new cockpit design, higher performance, and advanced systems.

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ANN Special Feature: George Bye, ATG Javelin 10.16.06

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with George Bye, Chairman of Aviation Technology Group, Inc., about how the forthcoming Javelin executive jet differs from other very-light jets, and when we can look forwa

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AirGator Releases 'Ultimate' NAVAir Electronic Flight Bag

Offers Choice Of XM, Sirius Satellite Weather Services

New York-based AirGator Inc. unveiled its next generation electronic flight bag (EFB) Monday at the 2006 National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando, FL.

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Sierra To Show Stallion at NBAA 2006

Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas has received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Stallion. A Cessna Citation 500/501SP featuring the more powerful Williams FJ44-2A engines, the Stallion is the latest in Sierra’s Citation product improvement program.

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Avidyne/S-Tec Intro Retrofit Alliant Integrated Flight Deck For King Air 200s

ANN Flies First Alliant-Equipped Aircraft on Display at NBAA; STC Approval Imminent

NBAA 2006 got off to a great start as ANN sampled the latest wares from Avidyne and S-Tec with its usual disruptive aplomb... with an abrupt engine cut, in full-on approach mode, while shooting the localizer at Lakeland, FL... and letting a new flight deck from Avidyne and S-Tec do the chores with very little disruption and NO pilot intervention.

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Spectrum Aeronautical To Unveil S-40 Freedom Jet At NBAA 2006

Larger Bizjet Will Use New GE Honda HF120 Engine

Despite the unfortunate loss of its prototype plane earlier this year, Spectrum Aeronautical is not slowing down in its goal of offering lightweight business jets. In fact, the company told ANN it plans to announce the development of a second jet at the National Business Aviation Association 2006 conference.

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Middle East BizAv Group Coming To Orlando

MEBAA Attends NBAA Ahead Of MEBA... Got That?

A not-for-profit group founded in July to further business aviation interests in the Middle East will make its first official appearance at the National Business Aviation Association conference kicking off Tuesday in Orlando, FL.

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Israeli Company To Unveil Family Of Broadband Antennas At NBAA

Let The Wireless Internet Wars Begin Anew!

Those who recall our coverage of last year's National Business Aviation Association conference know how much the ANN staff enjoyed learning about the wide range of wireless internet systems available for bizav operators. Well, this year looks to be no exception... as one manfacturer plans to introduce what it calls the world's fastest wireless broadband antenna systems at NBAA 2006.

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Downing Aviation Associates Announces Contract With Lakeside Aviation, LLC

DAA To Help Firm Explore Growth Strategies

The show, technically, has yet to begin... but already there's news coming out of this year's National Business Aviation Association conference in Orlando, FL.

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