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October 20, 2014, 6:00 PM

FlightSafety International expects its Embraer Legacy 500 simulator to receive FAA and EASA approval by the end of this month. The Legacy 500 simulator recently received level-C qualification from Brazil aviation agency ANAC. Pilot training is scheduled to begin in November at FlightSafety’s St. Louis learning center and maintenance technician training on the Legacy 500 is slated to start early next year.

October 20, 2014, 6:00 PM

Rosen Sunvisor Systems is showcasing its next-generation, five-axis Arc sunvisor system this week 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. It also features secure stowage and increased comfort during flight operations.

October 20, 2014, 6:00 PM

Cindy Halsey is joining Gulfstream Aerospace as vice president of completion, planning and design. Before coming to Gulfstream, she was senior vice president of interior design engineering for Textron Aviation, where she led interior design, industrial design and interior engineering. Halsey’s responsibility at Gulfstream will include “ensuring a world-class completion experience for customers purchasing Gulfstream aircraft.” She will take a “leading role” in the definition of Gulfstream’s completion and outfitting strategies for both current and future aircraft.

October 20, 2014, 6:00 PM

Boeing Business Jets has seen a double-digit sales increase–10 aircraft–this year for the first time since 2008, company president Steve Taylor said today at NBAA 2014. These sales included four BBJ 737s, three 777-300ERs, on(407) 932-1795
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Taylor is optimistic that sales will continue to increase and is confident that several MOUs will be in hand by the start of December’s Middle East Business Association meeting in Dubai. “I hope these orders are a sign that the market is turning a corner,” he said.

October 20, 2014, 6:00 PM

Global Jet Capital (GJC), a new source of leasing and lending options for business jet transactions, starts operations this week. The company has been launched with an initial $2 billion fund with the backing of three investment firms: GSO Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group and AE Industrial Partners.

October 20, 2014, 6:00 PM

Textron Aviation is showcasing its complete line of business jets and turboprops this week at NBAA 2014, with all 12 models on display at Orlando (Fla.) Executive Airport, led by the debut appearance of its midsize Cessna Latitude, which is expected to be certified in the first half of next year.

October 20, 2014, 2:10 PM

John Riggir, a veteran of 37 years in the business and general aviation field, has been appointed vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Singapore. His responsibilities include overseeing a maintenance and FBO facility at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park as well as Jet Aviation’s Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur operations.

October 20, 2014, 2:00 PM

Cirrus Aircraft last month announced a series of personnel moves meant to “reinforce the company’s leadership depth and further position the enterprise for global growth.”

October 20, 2014, 1:50 PM

Dr. Johannes Bussmann will take over as the chairman of the executive board of Lufthansa Technik from August Wilhelm Henningsen on April 1 next year. Henningsen has been the chairman of the executive board since 2001. The supervisory board of Lufthansa Technik appointed Bussman to the position on September 15.

October 20, 2014, 1:40 PM

Maine-based MRO provider C&L Aerospace (Booth 1823) announced that its new aircraft paint shop opened earlier this month. The $3 million facility, a conversion of a 17,000-sq-ft existing hangar at Bangor International Airport, can now accommodate an Embraer Lineage 1000, or it can be partitioned to hold a pair of aircraft the size of a Bombardier Global simultaneously.