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September 30, 2011

HondaJet Tour To Make Stops Before, After NBAA In Las Vegas

Visits Phoenix October 7th, Dallas-McKinney October 14th For Public Displays

The HondaJet will be making a couple of stops as it wends it way to and from Las Vegas for the NBAA Annual Meeting & Conference. On the way to the show, the airplane will be on display Friday, October 7th and Dallas, TX, then following the convention it will be in McKinney, TX, on Friday, October 14th. The local visits are being scheduled to take place on the first trip of the HondaJet proof-of-concept aircraft West of the Mississippi River.

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Pima County (AZ) Sheriff's Department Places Helicopter Order

PCSO Re-Defining Helicopter Mission With New Aircraft

The Pima County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) in Tucson, Arizona has recently placed an order for its first helicopter from American Eurocopter – an AS350 B3e (AStar). After a tragic accident earlier this year, Lt. Bob Kimmins and Capt. Don Kester were tasked with redefining the Department's helicopter mission and identifying the appropriate aircraft for that mission.

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NBAA's Bolen: Business Aviation Vital To Balance of Trade

Remarks In Testimony To The International Trade Commission

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that the U.S. civil aviation industry remains one of the strongest positive contributors to the nation's balance of trade, despite the daunting economic challenges that have confronted the industry in recent years.

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EBAA Says Airport Slots Revision Must Fairly Address Needs Of All Users

Says Recent Recommendations Heavily Favor Commercial Airliners

In remarks Thursday at the European Airport Coordinators Association’s (EUACA) Seminar held in Amsterdam, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) applauded the European Commission’s initiative to revise the Regulation on airport slots, but cautioned against over-simplicity in the choice of indicators for the purpose of the revision.

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