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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

Winglet Technology has completed testing its new elliptical winglets on the Cessna Citation Sovereign. It is collaborating with the Citation service center network on the project and released test results for the $395,000 kit (uninstalled) today at NBAA 2014. Speed increases by 12 to 14 knots at FL450, time-to-climb direct to FL450 drops to 26 minutes and range increases by 265 nm with payloads over 1,450 pounds. FAA certification is pending. The company’s elliptical winglets for the Citation X were approved by the FAA in 2009.

October 21, 2014, 6:00 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 this afternoon at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla. The U.S. approval comes just two months after the super-midsize jet earned authorization from Brazil’s civil aviation authority.

October 21, 2014, 6:00 PM

Deer Jet, Asia’s largest business jet operator, is gradually transforming from a regional operator to a global one as it approaches its 20th anniversary. The Beijing-based company now has a fleet of 85 aircraft, based not only in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, but also in the U.S., Dubai and Moscow. According to Zhang Peng, who was promoted to president of the company in August, Deer Jet’s international flight operations have increased by 80 percent over 2013, now up to 6,800 annual flight hours to more than 300 airports worldwide.

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

Business aircraft activity in the U.S. has been climbing for the past 10 straight months and is set to continue this trend in the fourth quarter, according to aviation services company Argus. In fact, the company is predicting that flying in the quarter will rise 0.7 percent year-over-year, which would result in this year besting 2013 by 1.5 percent and making 2014 the “most robust” year for flight activity since 2008.

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