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Epic New Features Coming from Honeywell

Aircraft with modern Honeywell flight decks will soon be eligible for some interesting upgrades that should make flying safer, including a new DynaCharts feature that aims to remove charts from cockpit displays. The company is also developing enhanced hazard detection for its IntuVue weather radar and TCAS coupled to the autopilot for automated avoidance of potential collision cours...

Millennials in Business Aviation Seek Job Transparency, New Challenges

“The baby boomers, who’ve been the backbone of our business aviation industry, are retiring,” said Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International. “Now, we’ve got a new generation coming in, with all-new energy and new ways of solving problems: millennials.” With competition for aviation talent growing more competitive, business avia...

From NBAA2015, Five Questions for Nevada U.S. Rep. Dina Titus

Rep. Dina Titus (D-1-NV) is attending NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) and will speak at today's Opening General Session to welcome attendees to her district. She has a strong record of achievement as a supporter of the nation’s aviation system, having served more than three terms in Congress, where she is a member of the Aviation Subcommittee of the Ho...

Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airship Certification Plan for Commercial Transport Approved by the FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (Seattle Aircraft Certification Office) recently approved Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) project specific certification plan for the Hybrid Airship. Given that Hybrid Airships did not fit within existing FAA regulations, the team worked to create a new set of criteria allowing non rigid hybrid airships to safely operate in a commercial cap...

Storm Causes Denver Flight Cancellations

More than 100 flights were cancelled at Denver Airport early on Tuesday as a powerful storm system dropped snow over the Rocky Mountains. A blizzard warning was issued for a large swath of northeastern Colorado and western Kansas, with a storm system that originated in Alaska forecast to drop up to 12 inches of snow on the Denver metropolitan area by midday Tuesday, according to the National We...

Textron debuts Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize jet

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, is displaying 11 of its commercial business jet and turboprop aircraft at NBAA’s 2015 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, including the public debut of the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet.­­­­­ “As evidenced by our extensive lineup at the show, no other aircraft manufacturer...

Delta to stop accepting pets as checked baggage

Allowable pets can still be transported in most cabins or via Delta Cargo. Delta will no longer accept pets as checked baggage, but will continue to transport allowable pets in all cabins of service except Delta One, effective March 1, 2016. Customers may also ship pets for travel within the United States as freight through Delta Cargo. One notable exception to this new policy: Members of th...

GE, Textron plan to develop new turboprop engine, plane

GE Aviation said on Monday it had teamed up with Textron to produce an all-new turboprop aircraft and engine for the general aviation market, part of an effort GE expects will generate more than $1 billion in annual sales of engines by 2020. GE Aviation said its so-called advanced turboprop engine takes aim at a widely used engine by United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney k...

Boeing Forecasts $350 Billion Market for New Airplanes in Latin America

Boeing projects the Latin American commercial aviation market will grow at one of the highest rates in the world over the next 20 years. As a result, Boeing forecasts the region’s airlines will need 3,050 new airplanes valued at $350 billion. “The economies of Latin America and the Caribbeanwill grow faster than the rest of the world over the long term,” said Van Rex Gall...

FBO Software Provider Vessix Plans Expansion

FBO operations software provider Vessix is currently operating at five U.S. locations since its launch at last year’sNBAA show, but the Los Angeles company expects that number to increase significantly over the next few months. The cloud-based business platform automates the handling of many elements of FBO business management, including flight operations, ramp...

NBAA2015 a Boon to Southern Nevada Economy, Says Clark County Commissioner

Surrounded by more than 80 business airplanes arrayed on Henderson Executive Airport (HND) for NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), Nevada's Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak said his community was pleased to serve as the show’s host. “Clark County appreciates our longstanding relationship with NBAA and what they bring to our community...

Nextant G90XT gains FAA certificate

Nextant Aerospace (a Directional Aviation Capital company) has received FAA certification for their new entry level aircraft, the G90XT turboprop. “Just two years ago, we announced the launch of the G90XT program.” Jay Heublein, executive vice president for Nextant said: “Just two years ago, we announced the launch of the G90XT program. Our goal was to deliver an entry leve...