The 63rd edition of the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition exceeded the expectations of attendees and exhibitors alike, registering 24,206 attendees for the three-day event–an increase of more than 5 percent over attendance last year.
Cessna Citation X
Honeywell chose not to participate in the avionics selection opportunity for the new Citation Ten program, a Honeywell spokesman told AIN yesterday here at the NBAA Convention. “Honeywell was invited to continue its participation on the Citation X,” he said, “and greatly values our long-lasting relationship with Cessna and with Cessna operators.
When Cessna canceled the large-cabin Citation Columbus last year, many wondered what the company would do next. Now we know: the Citation X will remain Cessna's flagship–for now. Yesterday the Wichita-based airframer unveiled a longer and slightly faster variant of its iconic mach 0.92 Mach speedster, first delivered in 1996, and rebranded it the Ten.
When Cessna canceled the large-cabin Citation Columbus last year, many wondered what the company would do next. Now we know: the Citation X will remain Cessna’s flagship—for now. Cessna unveiled yesterday a longer and slightly faster variant of its iconic 0.92 Mach speedster, first delivered in 1996, and rebranded it the Ten.
Business jet engine programs this year seem to be moving slowly, with little progress to report. Some–like the Snecma Silvercrest–have not been officially launched yet and are still looking for an application. Most news comes from derivative engine programs at Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Williams International.
George Tsopeis, Zenith Jet’s vice president of aviation services and a former member of Bombardier’s business aircraft strategy and business development team, expects Bombardier to unveil a new ultra-long-range aircraft later this month at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport-based Constant Aviation
recently installed in a Gulfstream IV an Aircell ATG 4000 high-speed internet system complete with the Aircell Axxess cabin communications systems with Wi-Fi provisions. The installation was completed in conjunction with a 72-month inspection and was the fourth Aircell high-speed internet system Constant Aviation has installed this year.
Rolls-Royce has received awards valued at $16 million for its participation in the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions & Noise (Cleen) technologies program, the company announced today.
Cessna Aircraft said it will bring the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics system to the Citation X starting next year. Based on the Citation X’s current Honeywell Primus 2000 avionics system, the five-panel Elite system will feature high-resolution LCD graphics capability permitting viewing of electronic approach charts and XM satellite weather data.
Cessna has announced the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite will be available as a retrofit for the Citation X beginning next year. The company will be installing the system on new aircraft at the same time. A Cessna spokesman told AIN the work will be done exclusively by the company’s nine Citation factory service centers.