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October 15, 2011 - 4:09pm
Liz Moscrop

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.

October 15, 2011 - 3:21pm
Jeff Burger

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. The type certification confirms that the aircraft comply with Chinese regulations and can now be registered and operated in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.

October 15, 2011 - 2:55pm
Harry Weisberger

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 certification flight test of a new Kollsman head-up display (HUD) for the Bombardier Challenger 604 is about to commence.

October 14, 2011 - 4:04pm
Jeff Burger

Hawker Beechcraft has received Brazilian certification for its Hawker 4000 business jet, the Wichita, Kan.-based company announced at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas.

October 14, 2011 - 3:34pm
Harry Weisberger

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 2013, the company announced at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas.

October 14, 2011 - 3:27pm
Jeff Burger

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.

October 13, 2011 - 4:40pm
Chad Trautvetter

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. Once all of these newly obtained sims are up and running, SimCom will have 59 simulators in total at its four training center locations.

October 12, 2011 - 11:10pm
Kirby J. Harrison
Iacobucci cabin seat

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.

October 12, 2011 - 10:50pm
Charles Alcock
Cambridge Airport hangar

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. N1622) to encourage more North American operators to try out the convenient access it gives to large parts of southern and eastern England.

October 12, 2011 - 10:30pm
Charles Alcock

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. It is now 20 years since the Trenton, N.J.-based safety consultancy established the Wyvern Standard and, thankfully, not one of the operators approved under this has suffered a fatal accident in this time.