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Embraer’s Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 Business Jets Awarded Speed Records by the NAA

Embraer was awarded certificates by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for speed records set by its Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets in a ceremony held yesterday during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2017 Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Las Vegas. The Phenom 300 light jet set new speed records on two flights over...

Cessna Citation Latitude popularity soars, reaches 100th delivery milestone

Textron Aviation announced at the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) that it is in the process of delivering the 100th Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet. The milestone aircraft, which comes just 26 months after the first Latitude entered service, will be handed over to NetJets, Inc., this week at Textron Aviat...

Boeing, Air India Celebrate Airline's 125th Delivery

Boeing and Air India celebrated today the delivery of the airline's 125thairplane from Boeing. The airplane is the 27th 787-8 Dreamliner for the national carrier. "Boeing airplanes are, and always have been, the foundation of Air India's fleet, providing us with the very best in economics, fuel efficiency, flexibility and passenger comfort," said Rajiv Bansal, C...

Dassault Highlights Service Center Expansion, New Spares Facility

Dassault Aviation is embarking on an ambitious expansion of its global customer service network including new and expanded spare parts facilities and additional service centers, intended to further enhance the quality and timeliness of Falcon aftermarket support. This month, Dassault starts work on a vast new spares facility north of Paris, strategically positioned between Charles de Gaulle and...

Dassault business aviation customers offered additional data plans for Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX global Wi-Fi service

Expansion of popular programme allows Dassault Aviation customers to use their existing radomes to connect to Jet ConneX Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that additional data plans are now available for its Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi solution on Dassault business jets. The expanded offering gives Dassault customers five tiere...

Boeing Business Jets Continues to Lead Ultra-Large Business Jet Market

Boeing Business Jets announced at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition it booked 14 new orders in the last year. The orders include one 737, four BBJs, three BBJ MAXs, one BBJ 787-8, two BBJ 777-300ERs and three BBJ 747-8s.   “It has been a really strong year for us at Boeing Business Jets,” said Greg Laxton, Head of Boeing Business Jets. “Our...

Acropolis Aviation endorsed once again with Wyvern Wingman status at NBAA

Acropolis Aviation, the UK’s VVIP charter operator, based at Farnborough Airport, UK had cause for celebration today when its prestigious Wyvern Wingman accreditation was formally renewed, coinciding with NBAA-BACE.  The award follows its fourth successful audit. Wyvern Wingman Certification is a prestigious benchmark for aviation safety, reflecting a commitment to best practice and...

Embraer Launches the New Phenom 300E Business Jet Featuring Revolutionary Interior Design

Embraer today unveiled the Phenom 300E light jet, its newest business aircraft, during a press conference at the 2017 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new aircraft is designated “E” for “Enhanced” in reference to its entirely redesigned cabin and the addition of nice® HD CMS...

Gulfstream G650ER affirms performance prowess with world-record run

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced its flagship G650ER has again proven its performance capabilities with a worldwide record streak heading into the 2017 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The G650ER embarked on its latest world-record run out of New York-area’s Newark Liberty International Airport on Oct. 1, taking off for Tokyo’s Haneda Airport a...

Global Expansion Continues for Falcon 8X

With recent deliveries to China and Russia, the new Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet is now in service in all major markets around the world.  Since its service introduction one year ago, the 8X has been delivered to customers throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Russia, South America, the Middle East and Asia.  The 6,450 nm/11,945 km trijet provides customers with...

Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards. “From the moment when the Army awarded Airbus the contract to produce the UH-72A, our team has strived daily to deliver on our promises to the Army, to th...

P&WC Sets Benchmark Readiness for PurePower PW800 Engine Entry Into Service

From Global Frontline Support to Data-Driven Predictive and Preventative Maintenance and Digital Services: P&WC is Ready The ground-breaking PurePower PW800 turbofan engine is entering the key final steps as it proceeds towards entry into service, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today. The PurePower PW800 recently reached the milestones of 16,600 hours and 16,800 cycles, inc...