Move Represents A $20 Million Investment In The State
Greensboro, North Carolina has been selected for a new HondaJet
Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility. Honda Aircraft
Company and the Greensboro Economic Development Alliance announced
the project at the NBAA convention in Las Vegas Monday. The company
will invest an additional $20 million to build the new MRO
facility, bringing its total capital investment for construction of
its North Carolina facilities to more than $120 million.
The latest Boeing Business Jet to enter the Chinese charter
market was unveiled at the National Business Aviation Association
(NBAA) conference in Las Vegas this week. The new BBJ, owned and
operated by Deer Jet of Beijing, is the second of four BBJs for the
airline making it the largest BBJ charter operator in China.
Full-Function Unit Optimized For Fixed-Wing Aircraft
A new fixed wing digital audio panel for the Digital Audio and
Intercom System DVCS6100 was unveiled Sunday by Becker Avionics.
The new panel variant of the Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6100 is
specifically tailored for fixed-wing applications. The new
fixed-wing ACU6100 will come in a horizontal and vertical format to
ease retrofit installations.
Two Achieve 60 Years Of Flying Without An Accident
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today
recognized six Member Companies for safe flying achievement during
a luncheon held at the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention.
In 2011, two companies reached the safety milestone of flying 60
years or more without an accident – 3M Company and Idaho
First Jet To Join Company Fleet Of Sikorsky S-76
Sikorsky subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has added
the Total Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet to its fleet of Sikorsky S-76
executive helicopters. The jet service provides AAG customers
additional options to meet their travel needs, while expanding the
company’s service area.
Aircraft To Be Tasked With Offshore Oil And Gas Operations
The Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC) of Vietnam has signed
a contract with Eurocopter South East Asia for a third EC225, with
an option for another, to be added to its fleet for offshore oil
and gas operations. It is scheduled to be delivered in early
Production of the new Learjet 85 aircraft has officially begun
as the program successfully exited the Aircraft Level Critical
Design Review. Development and production teams in Wichita, Kansas;
Montréal, Québec; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and
Querétaro, Mexico, are actively engaged in the manufacturing
validation phase. Ralph Acs, Vice President and General
Manager, Learjet, Bombardier Business Aircraft said the airplane is
making solid progress. He said the manufacturing sites are ready,
production has begun, and they have been successfully building
parts and we are ensuring that all quality standards are met
For the second time in 14 days, Cessna Aircraft Company
introduced plans for a new airplane. Plans for the new Citation
Latitude mid-size business jet Monday morning at the start of the
64th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention. This is Cessna's second
new product announcement in the past 14 days; the company launched
the Citation M2 light business jet on September 26.
Bombardier Aerospace today revealed more information about the
selection of seven suppliers on major packages on its new Global
7000 and Global 8000 jets, and you'd hardly call them the seven
dwarves. Rockwell Collins, Parker Aerospace, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty,
Liebherr-Aerospace, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, Apparatebau
Gauting GmbH and Arrowhead Products have all joined the
An order for 12 Hawker 800XPR aircraft has been placed by XOJET,
which has seen 40 percent growth during 2011. "The growth of our
business demanded a third fleet type," said Blair LaCorte, XOJET's
Chief Executive Officer.
To Avoid Business Jet Delivery Purgatory, Economic Growth,
Confidence Are Musts
What if general aviation unit deliveries were to stay flat into
an extended future? Aviation Analyst Bryan Foley sees things this
way: "Deliveries will trend modestly upward; we still believe
that. But that projection assumes that the economy and buyer
confidence in general will gradually strengthen. Both are
necessary catalysts for sales."
Company Continues Investing For The Future, Says New President
Gulfstream has been sustained through the three-year economic
downturn by international orders, and has continued to grow and
invest throughout the period. That was the message presented to the
media by new Gulfstream President Larry Flynn as the NBAA
convention in Las Vegas got underway. Flynn became president on
September 1, succeeding Joe Lombardo.
The National Aeronautic Association on Tuesday presented a world
speed record to Eric Norber for a flight from Reykjavik, Iceland,
to London in July in a Cessna Citation CJ2+. The speed record
— 2:48:14 — was over a recognized course for a jet
aircraft between 3,000 and 6,000 kilograms (FAI code C, C-1, e,