Global MRO provider StandardAero (Booth No. N6116) kicked off a series of 100th anniversary celebrations in September at several of its 26 worldwide service and support locations, starting with its Winnipeg, Canada facility. The largest single site in the StandardAero network with more than 1,000 employees–more than a quarter of its total workforce–Winnipeg is also the company’s birthplace.
The Quest Kodiak turboprop single is going upscale. Quest Aircraft is displaying an aircraft at the NBAA static display with an executive interior installed by St. Paul, Minn.-based Wipaire, a Kodiak factory-authorized service center. Quest also is soliciting design input at the show for another factory-installed executive interior offering called Summit that it plans to unveil next year.
While it has certainly felt the same pressures as its competition, Embraer expects a change in the bizjet market to come soon.
Tens of thousands of NBAA members have arrived in Las Vegas expecting to see airplanes on display–plenty of them. And these days, no show is complete without at least one airliner manufacturer trying to coax a few large-cabin bizjet owners to move up.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that production of the new Learjet 85 has officially begun and reaffirmed its commitment to a 2013 certification. With the aircraft level critical design review completed, “The next natural step is fabrication, taking parts and putting them together,” said Ralph Acs, v-p and general manager, Learjet, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
Nextant Aerospace of Cleveland, Ohio, will hand over the keys to the first of its remanufactured 400XTs at the NBAA 2011 Convention in Las Vegas at 2 p.m. on Monday.
Cessna Aircraft’s new president and CEO Scott Ernest took the NBAA stage for the first time at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas yesterday, introducing his new leadership team and reaffirming the Wichita-based OEM’s dedication to the light-to-midsize jet and single-engine piston markets and remaining atop the customer support standings among aircraft
Four “living walls” designed by Edese Doret will be installed in a privately owned VIP Boeing 787-9. Each wall will be completely covered with ferns–all evergreen variants that do not shed their leaves, do not attract insects and are non-allergenic.
Cessna Aircraft today announced at the NBAA Convention that it will offer Aircell Gogo Biz high-speed airborne Internet as a factory option for the Citation CJ4, starting in the first quarter of next year. Cessna plans to certify the system on the light jet by January.
Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor yesterday revealed at NBAA 2011 that the well-publicized delays of the company’s commercial 787 and 747-8I twin-aisle aircraft programs would affect deliveries of these models to VIP completion centers.