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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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

Lighting specialist Luma Technologies introduced two new products aimed at the Beechcraft King Air family. Having developed its Lumatech series of LED-based caution/warning annunciator panels to meet the needs of 200- and 300-series King Airs, Luma has introduced a 45-station variant for the King Air C90. In conjunction with the Lumatech series, the company has also developed LED-based glareshield floodlights. The lights are available with three- or five-light bar assemblies that can “daisy-chain” using simple connectors and plug into existing power and control connections.

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