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October 21, 2014, 7:20 PM

Lufthansa Technik and Airbus Corporate Jets have renewed an agreement under which they cooperate on cabin designs for the Airbus A318 Elite, extending it to 2020. The agreement started in 2005 when the ACJ318 was launched, with Lufthansa Technik contracted to design the cabin in partnership with Airbus and then to install the cabins in customer aircraft.

October 21, 2014, 7:10 PM

Winglet Technology (Booth 4359) has completed testing its new elliptical winglets on the Cessna Citation Sovereign. The Wichita firm is collaborating with the Citation service center network on the project and released test results for the $395,000 kit (excluding labor) here at NBAA.

Speed increases by 12 to 14 knots at FL450, time-to-climb direct to FL450 drops to 26 minutes and range increases 205 nm with payloads under 1,200 pounds and by 265 nm with payloads over 1,450 pounds.

October 21, 2014, 7:05 PM

NBAA traditionally fills the opening general sessions to the largest trade event in business aviation with distinguished speakers from the industry, legislative and regulatory areas. The opening session at NBAA 2014 in Orlando, Fla., yesterday was no exception, as NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen welcomed Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.); Christopher Hart, acting secretary of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); and Enterprise Holdings chairman Andrew Taylor.

October 21, 2014, 6:55 PM

FAA deputy associate administrator John Hickey handed Embraer Executive Jets president Marco Túlio Pellegrini the FAA type certificate for the fly-by-wire Legacy 500 yesterday afternoon at the company’s booth here at NBAA 2014 in Orlando, Fla.

October 21, 2014, 6:20 PM

Landmark Aviation (Booth 2246) held the grand opening last month for its new FBO campus atSan DiegoInternationalAirport, where it is the lone services provider. The Houston-based chain broke ground on the $39 million FBO last October. The 12.4-acre complex includes nearly six acres of ramp space and 115,000 sq ft of hangar space capable of sheltering aircraft up to a G650. The 19,000-sq-ft, two-story terminal includes a passenger lounge, viewing deck, fitness center, conference room, pilot lounge with snooze room, a gourmet café and office space.

October 21, 2014, 6:15 PM

Garmin has devised a stand-alone automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system that satisfies global ADS-B requirements, yet leverages existing avionics equipment to alleviate the need for expensive flight management system and cockpit display upgrades.

October 21, 2014, 6:15 PM

Rosen Sunvisor Systems of Eugene, Ore., is showcasing its next-generation, five-axis Arc sunvisor system here at NBAA 2014. The newly designed Arc sunvisor provides stable glare reduction in multiple directions and features flexible mounting configurations suitable on both airplanes and helicopters.

The Arc can be placed to cover the side, front and overhead windows using monorail and static mounts, according to Rosen (Booth 3060).

October 21, 2014, 6:15 PM

With the values of some business aircraft finally settling after several years of uncertainty and depreciation, many sellers are still losing money by holding out for what they think their airplane is still worth.

October 21, 2014, 6:00 PM

The CEO of oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in the crash of a Dassault Falcon 50EX business jet at Moscow Vnukovo airport last night. The three crewmembers aboard also perished in the accident. The Falcon, registered as F-GLSA, was operated by Le Bourget-based Unijet, part of the Luxaviation group.

October 21, 2014, 6:00 PM

The NTSB today concluded its investigation into the Feb. 20, 2013, attempted go-around crash of a Premier 390 that killed all five passengers and injured the pilot and copilot.