Textron Aviation Announced Key Suppliers at NBAA 2016

Textron Aviation Announces Citation Hemisphere Suppliers at NBAA 2016

Textron Aviation announced key suppliers for its new $35-million Citation Hemisphere at NBAA 2016 in Orlando, Fla. The Safran Silvercrest engine has been selected to power the new large-cabin business jet, which is expected to log its first flight in 2019. The Hemisphere cockpit will feature Honeywell’s Primus Epic integrated avionics package, with full fly-by-wire…

Argus Released Data — U.S. Business Aircraft Jumped 4.6 Percent

Argus Released Data — U.S. Business Aircraft Jumped 4.6 Percent

Business aircraft flying in the U.S., Caribbean and Canada last month jumped 4.6 percent year-over-year, according to TraqPak data released today by business aviation services group Argus International. This surpassed the company’s prediction of a 2.5-percent increase in September and its analysts remain optimistic about this month, estimating a 4.1-percent rise in activity. All operational…

MMG Insurance Does Business Aviation in Five States

MMG Insurance Does Business Aviation in Five States

MMG Insurance does business in five states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the company’s Cessna Citation CJ2 is the linchpin to serving those territories from MMG’s headquarters in Presque Isle, ME. Doug Hazlett, vice president of product management, recalled a recent trip to Pennsylvania that involved three stops in two days. “That…

NARA Static Display at The 2016 National Business Aviation Association

NARA Static Display at The 2016 National Business Aviation Association

The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) announced it will host the largest single static display of business aircraft at the 2016 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The NARA aircraft static display footprint will be NBAA’s largest hosted this year at the Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) and…

5th Annual GAMA/Build a Plane Aviation Design Challenge

5th Annual GAMA/Build a Plane Aviation Design Challenge

Now is the time for high schools across the country to register for the fifth annual GAMA/Build a Plane Aviation Design Challenge, a national competition that promotes students’ science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills and encourages young people to think about future careers in general aviation, including business aviation. The annual contest is sponsored…

Dassault Aviation Certified on Falcon 2000S and LXS Twinjet Aircraft

Dassault Aviation Combined Vision System Certified for Falcon 2000S/LXS

Dassault Aviation’s revolutionary combined vision system—dubbed FalconEye—has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use on the Falcon 2000S and LXS twinjet aircraft. FalconEye will also be certified soon on the new Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet. FalconEye is the first head up display (HUD) system to blend synthetic, database-driven terrain mapping and actual thermal and low-light camera images into a single view, providing an unprecedented level of situational awareness to flight crews in all conditions of operation, day and night.

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Endorse Business Aviation

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Endorse Business Aviation

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is the latest chief executive to publicly endorse business aviation, calling for October 2016 to be General Aviation Appreciation Month in the Mountain State. He was joined in his declaration by proclamations from six mayors, representing towns across the state of West Virginia. “With the state’s geography, large numbers…