NBAA Convention News - 2011
More Stories from NBAA 2011
The National Business Aviation Association unveiled its new Light Business Airplane (LBA) Flight Operations Manual Template in Las Vegas during the NBAA/Cessna Single-Pilot Safety Standdown.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has certified Piaggio Aero’s P.180 Avanti and Avanti II, the Italy-based airframer announced at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas.
Elbit Systems of America’s Kollsman Commercial Aviation announced at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas that flight testing of its second-generation, enhanced-vision system, EVS II, is in progress on a Boeing 777 and that certifica
Hawker Beechcraft has received Brazilian certification for its Hawker 4000 business jet, the Wichita, Kan.-based company announced at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas.
Winglet Technology of Wichita, Kan., introduced an elliptical winglet design specifically for the Hawker 200 and Premier I/IA light jets, and will offer the winglet for retrofit on existing Premier I/IA jets beginning in the first quarter of 201
Flight-training company Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has agreed to buy up to 30 Piper Seminoles in a transaction that could be worth as much as $18 million.
Since it acquired 14 simulators from FlightSafety International on August 17, SimCom Flight Centers has been busy relocating, refurbishing and returning these devices to service at its Dallas and Orlando training centers.
Iacobucci HF, the Italian maker of galley appliance inserts, is continuing its venture into the aircraft seating business with the introduction at NBAA of a new business unit–Iacobucci Seat Division–to manage that endeavor.
Traffic is growing at the UK’s Cambridge Airport following a rebranding and change of management at the start of 2011. The privately owned facility has come to the NBAA show (Booth No.
Online charter portal Avinode (Booth No. C7818) is introducing a new suite of mobile applications for iPhones and iPads to put real-time aircraft availability data in the palm of the user’s hand.
The ranks of the Wyvern Wingmen are set to increase with 26 new and returning charter operators taking safety audits during the months of September and October.
The demands of four new jet aircraft development programs, coupled with anemic sales of its Learjet business jet brand and regional jets, fueled a cash burn pyre that persuaded analysts to issue a fresh round of stock downgrades for Bombardier in September. In the last quarter, the OEM drew down $1 billion of cash reserves against $211 of net income, double for the same period a year ago. Its market capitalization is $7 billion and the cash burn rate set off caution lights for stock analysts. The news is not cataclysmic; most now rate the company as “market perform,” but from early July through the end of September, Bombardier stock lost 43 percent of its value.
The Rockford Area Aerospace Network (RAAN), a committee of the Rockford (Ill.) area economic development council (RAEDC), is here at the NBAA show highlighting its “white-glove service” to the aerospace industry.
There is some real aviation pedigree gathered in Las Vegas for the 2011 NBAA show, but you won’t find a company with a richer heritage than France’s Daher-Socata, which this year marks its 100th anniversary in aircraft manufacturing. The company’s ancestor Morane-Saulnier was established in 1911–eight years after the Wright brothers took to the air for the first time. French family-run industrial group Daher, Socata’s current owner, is 150 years old itself. At the end of 2008, it acquired a 70-percent stake in Socata from the EADS group. The anniversary has been marked with a series of special events throughout 2011, but most notably by the introduction of a special centenary edition of its TBM 850 single turboprop business and utility aircraft.
Boeing has sold 205 BBJs based on all of its aircraft models and that includes its two newest widebodies: the 787 twinjet and the 747-8 Intercontinental, the latest iteration of its iconic jumbo quad jet. Twin-aisle jets now represent the majority of the BBJ backlog.