NBAA 2021

The latest news from the show

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Honda Aircraft unveils 10-passenger HondaJet 2600 concept

Honda Aircraft has unveiled a new business jet concept intended to sit at the upper end of the light-jet segment but have sufficient range and size to enable it to compete in the mid-size market.

Ben Tigner chief executive Overair

Momentum on the rise in electric air taxi sector

Electric air taxis have descended on the NBAA show in Las Vegas this year, with several developers promising the emerging sector could soon eclipse traditional business aviation in size.

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Thrive signs for three more Citation Longitudes

Las Vegas Henderson airport-based Thrive Aviation has signed a deal for three more Textron Aviation Citation Longitudes at the NBAA show.

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VerdeGo completes validation of its VH-3 hybrid powerplant

Propulsion specialist VerdeGo has validated its VH-3 hybrid powerplant with a series of tests, bringing the industry one step closer to electrification of aviation and sustainable flight.

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Jet Aviation president David Paddock on riding out the pandemic

Few companies in private air travel can take the temperature of the market as quickly and effectively as Jet Aviation. The Swiss-based service provider, part of Gulfstream parent General Dynamics since 2008, has operations on four continents, and across four distinct activities: maintenance, aircraft management and charter, fixed-base operations, and large-jet completions. Its 2018 acquisition of Hawker Pacific added a fifth: air force sustainment.

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Rolls-Royce sees faster than expected rebound in business aircraft sector

Almost all Rolls-Royce-powered business aircraft are back operating to pre-pandemic levels after what the engine manufacturer describes as a faster than expected recovery in the sector.

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Comlux chief executive Richard Gaona on hopes for the ACJ TwoTwenty

Charter and completions specialist Comlux is highly invested in the new corporate aircraft version of Airbus’s smallest narrowbody, the ACJ TwoTwenty programme.

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Bombardier unveils Challenger 3500 launch customer

Bombardier has disclosed Entertainment Technology Partners chief executive Les Goldberg has become launch customer of the airframer’s Challenger 3500 business jet, an in-development update to the Challenger 350.


Collins launches cloud-based business-aviation platform

Collins Aerospace is showcasing Izon, a cloud-based business-aviation platform that integrates various operational services and will be compatible with some third-party-developed applications, after a launch just ahead of coming to Las Vegas.

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Textron displays first mock-ups of enhanced business jet offerings

Textron Aviation has elevated its offering in the light and midsize business jet segments by launching updated variants of its Cessna Citation M2 and Citation XLS.

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NBAA chief executive Ed Bolen’s excitement at return of in-person event

After steering its way through the crisis, NBAA chief executive Ed Bolen says the business aviation community cannot wait to reconnect in person for the first time in two years

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NetJets signs follow-on deal for up to 100 Phenom 300E light jets

Fractional aircraft-ownership company NetJets is committing to buying another 100 of Embraer’s Phenom 300E light jets.

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Honeywell strengthens outlook for long-term business jet demand

Remarkable optimism among business-jet operators has led Honeywell to hike its aircraft delivery expectations for the next 10 years.

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Honeywell launches ‘cloud connected’ integrated avionics system Anthem

Honeywell has developed a new line of avionics that the company says is lighter and more intuitive than current systems and that significantly advances the state of avionics connectivity and autonomy, potentially one day allowing for fewer pilots in the cockpit.

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Cirrus delivers with latest Vision of success

Having already impressed with earlier versions of its SF50 Vision Jet, Cirrus has again raised the bar with the newly available G2+ model, offering enhanced performance and new safety features.

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Environmental focus takes centre stage for NBAA

The business aviation industry will use this year’s gathering to take stock of its sustainability credentials at a show expected to place more emphasis on the environment than ever before.


Why ultra-long-range jets have become big business

Covid-19 may be making long-haul travel difficult, but demand for the biggest business jets is rising. And with three new entrants to the market, competition is heating up in this profitable segment.

XTI Aircraft's TriFan concept

Air taxi investment booms, but could ‘bubble’ burst?

Air taxi developers have been buoyed by major recent investments in their advanced air mobility projects, but now the hard work begins on the path to achieving certification and service entry.

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Betting on BACE

Despite worries about the pandemic’s effect on attendance, this year’s business aviation event in Las Vegas will cater for a booming sector awaiting a number of potentially disruptive developments.