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November 14, 2006, 7:34 AM

SATSair, the Greenville, N.C. air taxi startup, announced yesterday it has signed a $45 million deal with Cirrus Design Corp. (Booth No. 2957) to add 50 new Cirrus SR22 piston single-engine aircraft to its fleet, with an option to purchase 50 more.

November 14, 2006, 7:32 AM

Jeppesen announced three new products at a press conference here Tuesday–a terrain database, a training system and an onsite trip planning service.

November 14, 2006, 7:29 AM

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer took a shot at the airlines’ proposal to institute a user fee system to fund the nation’s air traffic system during the convention’s opening general session Tuesday morning, calling any such scheme potentially “devastating” to the industry.

November 14, 2006, 7:27 AM

Clearly seeing the value of an emergency vision assurance system, Jet Aviation of Teterboro, N.J., will purchase smoke displacement technology for installation in its company-owned fleet, and as an option for client aircraft.

November 14, 2006, 7:26 AM

Houston-based regional airline ExpressJet announced here at NBAA’06 that it planned to open a new division to fly corporate charter services using 10 Embraer ERJ 145XRs scheduled for removal from its Continental Express feeder network.

November 14, 2006, 7:24 AM

Starling Communications’ MiniMiJet Ku-band low-profile top- mounted satcom antenna on display at Booth No. 1279 uses a patent-pending coherent multi-panel antenna geometry to achieve the gain of a larger conventional shape with a small (16-inch) footprint.

November 14, 2006, 7:23 AM

When Flight Display Systems was launched in 1999, it was with a moving map. Now, after eight years of an annual average growth rate of about 90 percent and some 4,400 new products later, the Alpharetta, Ga. company is no longer knocking at the door, they’re about to kick it in.

November 14, 2006, 7:21 AM

Safe Flight is celebrating its 60th year of producing products to make aviation safer. In 1944, Leonard Greene saw an airplane flown by a friend appear to simply fall out of the sky, killing the pilot and destroying the airplane. Greene, an engineer, started Safe Flight Instrument Corp.

November 14, 2006, 7:20 AM

Cross-pollinating their businesses, Bank of America and Embraer announced a joint referral program for sales and financing yesterday. The program will include Embraer’s Phenom 100, Phenom 300 and Legacy 600.

November 14, 2006, 7:18 AM

Valuations of both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft will now be available in one place, as announced jointly by HeliValue$ and SAI at the HeliValue$ booth (No. 3189) yesterday.