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  • NBAA: Fly-by-wire, electric innovations embedded in Gulfstream's new jets

    News | 23 Oct 2014 19:24 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Under the metallic and composite skin of Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 lie several new innovations that came to light in supplier announcements and interviews at the NBAA convention.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Fly-by-wire-electric-innovations-embedded-in-Gulfstreams-new-jets-405091/
  • NBAA: Beechcraft heads for happier times

    News | 23 Oct 2014 00:00 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The last five years have not been easy for customers of Hawker or Beechcraft-branded aircraft. With hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars invested, those loyal to the brand faced a gloomy future for an asset whose value is substantially based on whether there is a commercial system available to support it.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Beechcraft-heads-for-happier-times-404831/
  • Start-up targets large business jet financing with $2bn fund

    News | 22 Oct 2014 20:03 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Three global investment firms have launched a new leasing service – dubbed Global Jet Capital – with more than $2 billion in available financing catering to the large-cabin, long-range business jet market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Start-up-targets-large-business-jet-financing-with-2bn-fund-405111/
  • NBAA: Discovery Aviation debuts XL-2 piston single and plots expansion

    News | 22 Oct 2014 15:42 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Discovery Aircraft is debuting its XL-2 piston single at the show where it announced plans to expand its general aviation aircraft offering beyond the two-seat type and the five-seat, twin-engined Discovery 201, which is also on display.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Discovery-Aviation-debuts-XL-2-piston-single-and-plots-expansion-405055/
  • MPL students bust transfer myth

    News | 22 Oct 2014 11:55 | David Learmount

    A group of UK multi-crew pilot licence (MPL) trainees dropped by their sponsoring carrier because of restructuring were immediately taken on by another airline, busting the “myth” that an MPL is not transferable, according to CTC Aviation chief commercial officer Anthony Petteford.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MPL-students-bust-transfer-myth-405066/
  • NBAA: Kestrel Aircraft seeks funding to complete single-engined turboprop

    News | 22 Oct 2014 00:51 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​US start-up Kestrel Aircraft has returned to NBAA with a mock up of its Kestrel single-engined turboprop and is keen to stress it's business as usual for the programme while it continues to search for funding to complete development.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Kestrel-Aircraft-seeks-funding-to-complete-single-engined-turboprop-405047/
  • NBAA: Safran reveals active sidestick development project

    News | 22 Oct 2014 00:41 | Stephen Trimble

    ​BAE Systems introduced active control sidesticks to the business jet market only a week before the NBAA competition, but they already face a rising challenge from Safran.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Safran-reveals-active-sidestick-development-project-405051/
  • NBAA: Blackhawk Modifications sets price for Caravan power upgrade

    News | 22 Oct 2014 00:00

    ​Adding up to 267 more horsepower in some Cessna 208 and 208B Caravan models will cost $550,000, Blackhawk Modifications (Booth 1667) announced on 20 October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Blackhawk-Modifications-sets-price-for-Caravan-power-upgrade-404914/
  • Lufthansa Technik adds SOFIA, zero gravity to special missions roster

    News | 22 Oct 2014 00:00

    Lufthansa Technik has added weightlessness and flying telescopes to the portfolio of special missions of large commercial aircraft now inducted in its overhaul or modification hangars.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lufthansa-Technik-adds-SOFIA-zero-gravity-to-special-missions-roster-404913/
  • NBAA: Epic E1000 turboprop-single makes show debut

    News | 21 Oct 2014 21:28 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Epic Aircraft is making its debut at NBAA where it is also displaying its E1000 single-engined turboprop for the first time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Epic-E1000-turboprop-single-makes-show-debut-405041/
  • NBAA: Comlux prepares for VIP widebody completions

    News | 21 Oct 2014 17:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​Comlux America is preparing to expand into the widebody VIP completions market and is poised to break ground on a new hangar extension to accommodate the anticipated new business.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Comlux-prepares-for-VIP-widebody-completions-404900/
  • NBAA: US business aviation depends on FAA reform

    News | 21 Oct 2014 15:39 | Dan Parsons

    Business aviation's contribution to the US economy is being strangled by too much government red tape and the glacial pace of reform, according to a leading US congressman.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-US-business-aviation-depends-on-FAA-reform-405023/
  • NBAA: Revolutionary rivals face-off in static park

    News | 21 Oct 2014 15:06 | Stephen Trimble

    ​After many delays and false starts, a long-promised revolution in the super-light and midsize cabin segments has finally arrived at the NBAA static park.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Revolutionary-rivals-face-off-in-static-park-405021/
  • NBAA: Sabreliner moves into aircraft remanufacturing

    News | 21 Oct 2014 13:48 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​US maintenance repair and overhaul company Sabreliner Aviation is making its foray in to aircraft remanufacturing and hopes to launch its first programme next year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Sabreliner-moves-into-aircraft-remanufacturing-405012/
  • NBAA: Bohlke, IGY sign partnership

    News | 21 Oct 2014 12:36

    ​Charter operator Bohlke International Airways has been selected to be the preferred aviation service for IGY Marinas in the Caribbean.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Bohlke-IGY-sign-partnership-404989/
  • FLIGHT TEST: Citation X+ marks Cessna's bid for the high-speed crown

    News | 21 Oct 2014 09:07 | Mike Gerzanics

    When Flight International last flew the Citation X in 2002, Boeing was still wrestling with the Sonic Cruiser concept, an effort to field a nearly supersonic transport aircraft. In the intervening 12 years, much has happened. The Sonic Cruiser was shelved in favour of the successful 787.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FLIGHT-TEST-Citation-X+-marks-Cessnas-bid-for-the-high-speed-crown-404438/
  • NBAA: GE Aviation to acquire HondaJets for internal transport

    News | 20 Oct 2014 22:57 | Stephen Trimble

    GE Aviation plans to acquire two HondaJets to launch an internal shuttle service for non-executive employees moving between the company’s 42 US manufacturing sites, says Brad Mottier, president and chief executive.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-GE-Aviation-to-acquire-HondaJets-for-internal-transport-404988/
  • NBAA: Dassault reports strong performance in 2014

    News | 20 Oct 2014 21:38 | Murdo Morrison

    Sales are rebounding strongly for Dassault Aviation, with the French airframer notching up 67 firm Falcon orders in the first three quarters of 2014, more than in the whole of last year, says president Jon Rosanvallon.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Dassault-reports-strong-performance-in-2014-404982/
  • NBAA: Nextant's G90XT cockpit makes NBAA debut

    News | 20 Oct 2014 21:31 | Kate Sarsfield

    Nextant Aerospace is displaying a full-scale mock-up of its G90XT flightdeck for the first time at NBAA, and says it is on track for to certificate and deliver the first twin-engined turboprop – a remanufactured version of the Beechcraft King Air C90 - in the first quarter of 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Nextants-G90XT-cockpit-makes-NBAA-debut-404980/
  • NBAA: Gama grows its charter and servicing business to support Wheels Up

    News | 20 Oct 2014 19:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Gama Charters, the US subsidiary of UK-based business aviation services provider Gama Aviation, is at NBAA marking a successful 12 months as the operating partner of Wheels Up.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NBAA-Gama-grows-its-charter-and-servicing-business-to-support-Wheels-Up-404959/
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