Textron Aviation’s Fourth Citation Longitude Made its First Flight

Textron Aviation’s fourth Citation Longitude recently joined the flight test program and made its first flight. Textron Aviation’s fourth Cessna Citation Longitude has joined the flight-test program, keeping the business jet on track for certification later this year. The aircraft departed Beech Field in east Wichita on May 6 and explored its full envelope during a…

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FAA Rewrite of Part 23 Certification Rules

Small airplane pilots are thrilled with the recent FAA rewrite of Part 23 certification rules and approved updates! It took nine years to accomplish, but those of us who fly small airplanes are thrilled with the recent FAA rewrite of Part 23 certification rules. The new regulations significantly streamline the testing and documentation necessary for certifying smaller…

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HondaJet Made its First Official Appearance in Taipei at Taipei Songshan Airport

Honda Aircraft Company has announced the HondaJet made its first official appearance in Taipei at Taipei Songshan Airport on April 21. The debut event in Taipei was attended by Fan Chih-ku, Political Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation and Communications; Zheng Wen-Can, Mayor of Taoyuan City, business guests and the media. Representing Honda, Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO, Honda Aircraft Company; and Takato Ito, president of Honda Taiwan Co., Ltd., Honda’s automobile and motorcycle subsidiary in Taiwan, attended the event.

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Embraer Executive Jets Embarks on a Strategic Shift From Price to Value

Embraer stresses value even with Business Aircraft pricing remaining soft in the current market.  As pricing for new business aircraft remains soft in the current market environment, Embraer Executive Jets is embarking on “a strategic shift from price to value,” newly installed company president and CEO Michael Amalfitano told AIN on Tuesday. He said that “value” includes…

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