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September 25, 2007, 4:37 PM

The first winglet-equipped Cessna Citation X made its maiden flight yesterday from Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, just a day after the collaborative program between Cessna and Winglet Technology was announced here.

September 25, 2007, 4:31 PM

Embraer booked more orders here yesterday. Executive AirShare of Kansas City, Mo., has added to an order it placed in May, signing for an additional three Phenom 100s (with options on three more) and two Phenom 300s (with options on two more).

September 25, 2007, 4:29 PM

Eurocopter and the house of Hermès revealed their “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès,” an EC 135 with a decidedly up-market interior, yesterday morning here at the convention.

September 25, 2007, 4:14 PM

Pilatus Aircraft (Booth No. 757) unveiled its Next Generation PC-12 here at NBAA’07 yesterday. “We’ve taken a great airframe and changed almost everything from front to back,” said Thomas Hunziker, president and CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft, introducing the aircraft.

September 25, 2007, 4:01 PM

Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aero (Booth No. 3717) yesterday celebrated a milestone agreement with the sale of 22 Avanti II twin turboprops to U.S. fractional operator Avantair.

September 25, 2007, 3:56 PM

Paul Lowe, Washington, D.C. editor for Aviation International News, accepted NBAA’s 2007 Gold Wing Award for journalistic excellence from Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO, at the association’s annual media breakfast yesterday morning.

September 25, 2007, 2:45 PM

Amstat of Tinton Falls, N.J., and Conklin & de Decker, based in Orleans, Mass., announced a partnership in which Conklin & de Decker will become the sole source of aircraft and performance and operating cost data within the Amstat fixed-wing and helicopter database services.

September 25, 2007, 2:43 PM

Rockwell Collins and Duncan Aviation are collaborating on another Duncan glass box avionics modification program, upgrading the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 system in the Falcon 2000 and 50EX to the Pro Line 21 system.

September 25, 2007, 2:41 PM

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre in Toulouse, France, has received its first two aircraft for cabin outfitting and expects to have invested $7 million by the time improvements are complete early next year.

September 25, 2007, 2:37 PM

Hawker Beechcraft (Booth No. 6159) has announced AirCell’s Axxess II satcom system is now a factory option on new 900XP midsize and 750 light-midsize jets. The option was developed through an STC awarded to the Hawker Beechcraft Little Rock, Ark. alteration station.