Archive | October, 2006


NBAA movements – Thursday 19th

Don’t knock Luton Airport, it’s one of the best we’ve got ! I hadn’t intended to upset anyone with yesterdays reference to Luton Airport, but it was soon obvious, I was a wanted man ! Just after midnight infact, Gulfstream IV, N890A, slipped into Orlando Executive Airport from the aforementioned Bedfordshire Airport, via Bangor Intl., […]

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Phenom orders still pour in at the NBAA

Embraer continue to make the running at the NBAA Show, with more orders announced. Avantair, already known as fractional operators of the Avanti turbo-prop, have today ordered 20 Phenom 100 jets. The order has a value of $57 million, and the first delivery is due in June 2009. The addition of the Phenom 100 will […]

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Phenoms Ordered for European Operator

European spotters will be able to see a fleet of Phenoms by 2009, when a fleet of 24 Phenom 100 jets will start to be delivered to Spanish company Wondair. An order worth over $70 million has been announced today-Thursday. The contract also features 12 options, and some may be converted to the larger Phenom […]

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NBAA movements: Wednesday 18th

Can you get too much of a good thing? Looking at the list of arrivals at Orlando Executive Airport, the inference is no ! But how would the veteran NBAA spotter rate the amount of movements this year with previous NBAAs? Looking through some old records, the first that came to hand, I see the […]

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NBAA movements – Tuesday 17th

First day of the show proper and Orlando Executive Airport was buzzing with traffic. The visiting aircraft started early and movements peaked at over 40 an hour at about 6:00 PM. But there was no peace for the wicked and arrivals went on to peak in the early evening. I could go on, but I […]

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NBAA movements – Monday 16th

Another busy day as to be expected at Orlando Executive Airport. Again conditions were perfect and the English autumn seemed very distant. Without further ado here is the list of arrivals… Monday 16th B727-281 ~ N724YS B737-7CG ~ N888NY Beechjet 400A ~ N400RY, N400VP Beechjet 400XP ~ N964JD Citation Jet 3 ~ N125DG, N93JW Citation […]

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NBAA movements: Sunday 15th

With two clear days before the official start to this years show, the corporate aviation traffic into Orlando Executive Airport has been increasing nicely. With no rain predicted and a high of 81F (27C) and a light wind from the SE the day was going to be long but busy…… Before I go into the […]

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New-Adam Aircraft thrive at NBAA

Adam Aircraft have started the NBAA show in a very healthy position. Their A500 centerline piston twin has come to the show on the point of complete certification. It is a roomy six-seater that offers pressurized comfort, long range and a sprightly performance. The A700 Adamjet is also forging ahead towards certification. There are two […]

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NBAA Facts and Figures 2006

The Business Aircraft world will be be meeting up in Orlando, FL, from October 17th to 19th for the 59th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, known as NBAA2006. Exhibitor records have already been broken, the exhibition floor space at the Orange County Convention Hall has been completely sold out for the first time ever. Over […]

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Sikorsky draws first blood at NBAA with three S-76C++ sales

Orlando, Fl 17 Oct 2006 – Sikorsky have announced the first helicopter orders from the NBAA show with the sale of three S-76C++ to two customers. A contract has been signed to provide a single new S-76C++ helicopter equipped with critical care transport to Aero Med at Spectrum Health at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jeanne Connor-Osborn, […]

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