Aerospace Concepts LLC of St. Laurent, Quebec, comes to NBAA 2006 to introduce new lightweight sound-proofing materials, along with its advanced interior design capabilities. The company has recently completed interior projects on its 55th wide-cabin business jet.
NBAA Convention News » October 17, 2006
CMC Electronics (Booth No. 1458) announced yesterday that Dassault now offers its PilotView electronic flight bag (EFB) as a standard option on all new Falcon 2000DX, 2000EX, 900DX and 900EX aircraft. The class-2 EFB is mounted on the pilot or copilot side and certified for all phases of flight. Aircraft deliveries with the installed EFB began last March.
Securaplane came to NBAA this year flush with new business, ranging from a contract to supply cameras for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) to a more down-to-earth distribution deal for battery sales and reblocking services.
Garmin (Booth No. 2853) is highlighting what it calls three major upgrades to its all-glass, G1000 integrated avionics suite–the FliteCharts, ChartView and SafeTaxi features.
Boeing Business Jets marked its 10th anniversary yesterday with a pair of single-aircraft orders for its now officially launched BBJ3, the latest member of its family of executive transports derived from the new Next Generation 737. Boeing did not reveal the identity of the customers.
In a realignment of our management structure, Tony Romano, right, has been named publisher of Aviation International News and John McCarthy, center, has been elevated to group publisher for all AIN products, including Business Jet Traveler, AINtv, AINalerts and AINonline.
While Piper Aircraft is poised to unveil a new compact jet at its booth (No. 5785) this morning, Cirrus Design Corp.’s booth (No. 2957) will offer no such event, in spite of speculation that an announcement was near.
Rockwell Collins will be able to continue providing satellite broadband network service to its eXchange business aircraft customers thanks to a deal announced yesterday with Arinc to bring eXchange onto the SkyLink satellite data network. The agreement fills the void left when Boeing announced earlier this year that it was discontinuing its Connexion satellite communication service, which had handled the eXchange traffic.
On the eve of NBAA 2006, Honeywell made it official that it is developing technology and hardware toward launch of a 10,000-pound-thrust turbofan engine for super-midsize to large business jets.
Cessna yesterday unveiled plans to upgrade one of its most popular Citation models–the XL/XLS. Dubbed the XLS+, the new version–to be available in 2008–can be distinguished on the ramp by its more aerodynamic nose contour. Another subtle change is the aircraft’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545C, which is a FADEC version of the XL/XLS’s PW545B.