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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Cessna Citation X+ Sets Coast-To-Coast Speed Record

Seattle To Miami In 4 Hours And 52 Minute

Demonstrating its rank as the maker of the fastest civil aircraft in the world, Cessna Aircraft Company announced today at the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that the recently certified Citation X+ has set several city-to-city speed records for its weight class including Seattle to Miami, making the 2,375 nautical mile trip in 4 hours, 52 minutes.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Bombardier Introduces Challenger 650 Launch Customer NetJets

Partnership Announced At NBAA In Orlando Monday

Bombardier has expanded its leading Challenger family of business jets with the addition of the new Challenger 650 aircraft. In partnership with NetJets, the global launch customer for the aircraft, the Challenger 650 jet was introduced at the NBAA convention in Orlando, Florida during a special unveiling event.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 T3/P3 Receives EASA Certification

New Version Increases Payload In High/Hot And Single Engine Scenarios

EASA has certified the new EC135 T3/P3 by Airbus Helicopters, completing a new and important chapter in the development history of the EC135. Following in the footsteps of the successful EC135 T2+/P2+, the EC135 T3/P3 again sets new standards in terms of performance, safety and reliability for the EC135 family of helicopters.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Nextant Appoints Piedmont Aircraft As Exclusive Sales Agent

Piedmont Aircraft Takes Responsibility For Sales In The Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region

Nextant Aerospace has announced the appointment of Piedmont Aircraft Company (“Piedmont”) as the exclusive sales agent for the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic US. Its territory will span from South Carolina to Maine including some of the country’s largest financial, commercial and governmental centers.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Airborne at NBAA--10.21.14: NBAA2014 Opens Strong, Eclipse Update, FJ44 TBO Increase

Also: Shuster/Hart Address NBAA, Gogo Means Business, BBJ Maxes Out, Hartzell Pulls Its Weight

The NBAA Opening General Session featured two well-known names from Washington. Representative Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation Committee, and Acting NTSB Chair Christopher Hart were the keynote speakers for the opening general session Tuesday morning. Shuster said that the he has already begun the process of crafting a new FAA reauthorization bill … which he says should be “transformational” with a goal of easing the regulatory burden on the industry. While much of the news at NBAA is about mid-size and large business aircraft, there is a very distinct niche for smaller BizJets … including the Very-Light-Jets.  One of the major players in that segment of the industry is Eclipse Aerospace. ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell talked Tuesday with Eclipse Aerospace CEO Mason Holland about how the E550 is helping revitalize that segment of t

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Associated Aircraft Group Celebrates 25 Years Of Helicopter Services

Fleet Of Nine Helicopters Serves The Northeast U.S.

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service, has announced that September 2014 marked AAG's 25th year of providing executive helicopter transportation and maintenance services in the Northeast. 

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Flight Attendant Union Issues Ebola Protection And Response Checklist

Guidelines Applicable To All Communicable Diseases

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has notified Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and key federal agencies overseeing aviation safety and health of protective and response measures needed to support aviation's first responders and safe air travel.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

NBAA Supports Future Business Aviation Leaders With Scholarships

Recipients To Be Recognized At Event Wednesday Morning In Orlando

The NBAA, through NBAA Charities, offers a wide range of scholarships that support young people seeking careers in business aviation. This week at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), students will be recognized for receiving the following awards: UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Eitenne Fage Scholarship and the new Eddie Queen Aviation Management Scholarship.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Williams International Extends TBO Of All FJ44 Models To 5000 Hours

TAP Customers Afforded The Extension, Hot Section Inspection Intervals Also Extended

Williams International is pleased to announce that customers enrolled in its Total Assurance Program (TAP) for engine maintenance will benefit from extended intervals between major periodic inspections (MPI). 

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Boeing Concludes Commercial Crew Space Act Agreement For CST-100/Atlas V

Culminates Four Years Of Development Work On Commercial Space Systems

Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing's crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket.

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