NBAA on Friday praised the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) and local city leaders in Scottsdale, Ariz., on the decision last week to raise the aircraft weight limit for Scottsdale Airport from 75,000 to 100,000 pounds. The move, which NBAA said will attract more business and economic activity to the community, follows more than a year of advocacy work by the AZBAA.
AINalerts » October 19, 2009
Deterioration in the business jet market is continuing to slow, according to UBS Investment Research’s latest monthly business jet report, which was released on Friday. The September market Index came in at 43, 16 percent higher than in July and the sixth straight move higher.
Garmin this afternoon introduced an integrated avionics system for light turbine-powered airplanes. Dubbed G3000, the new system sets itself apart by using menu-driven touchscreens for accessing nearly all of the functions that pilots normally control with myriad buttons and dials.
Yesterday just as the NBAA Convention was set to open, engine and avionics maker Honeywell released its annual 10-year business aviation market forecast. Its latest outlook calls for a sharp contraction in business jet deliveries through 2010 but a gradual return in demand starting in 2011.
Embraer provided one of the major surprises today at the NBAA Convention by launching the large-cabin Legacy 650 on the eve of the 62nd annual show, which officially starts tomorrow in Orlando, Fla. Embraer v-p of market intelligence Claudio Camelier emphasized that this latest $29.5 million addition to the Embraer Executive Jets line is related to the Legacy 600 only in that it shares the Legacy name and the same EMB-135 platform.