Archive - Oct 2008

Date

October 7th

07/10/2008NEW CITATION COLUMBUS MOCK-UP UNVEILED AT NBAA

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Cessna Aircraft Company unveiled a new Citation Columbus concept mock-up reflecting progress to date and two years of research into customer preferences on the opening day of the National Business Aviation Association Meeting and Convention.

07/10/2008CAE MADRID CENTRE GETS SECOND CRJ SIMULATOR

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CAE is adding a second Bombardier CRJ full-flight simulator (FFS) to its Madrid training centre, doubling its CRJ platform capacity in the region. The simulator will be a CRJ200 Level D that will support the currently installed CRJ200/900 Level D FFS. It is scheduled to enter into service in early 2009.

October 6th

06/10/2008LAUNCH CUSTOMER FOR AIRCELL BROADBAND SERVICE

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Aircell announced that a U.S.-based Fortune 100 company will be the first to install Aircell Broadband services in the business aviation market. The installation will take place before the end of 2008 at Savannah Air Center aboard the customer’s Bombardier Global-series aircraft.

06/10/2008GULFSTREAM INTRODUCES NEW G250

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Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced the introduction of its newest super mid-size business jet. The G250 offers the largest cabin and the longest range at the fastest speed in its class. The aircraft is capable of traveling 3,400 nautical miles at 0.80 Mach and has a maximum operating speed of 0.85 Mach. With an initial cruise altitude of 41,000 feet, the G250 can climb to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet, where it can avoid air-traffic congestion and adverse weather.

06/10/2008STANDARDAERO LAUNCHES FALCON 900 HONEYWELL RETROFIT

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StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, announced they will be the launch partner and generate the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for  Honeywell’s DU-875 flight deck upgrade program for Falcon 900C and EX series aircraft. This upgrade program will replace the existing Honeywell Primus 2000 DU-870 cathode ray tube (CRT) displays with new Honeywell DU-875 liquid crystal displays (LCD).

06/10/2008HAWKER BEECHCRAFT NEW LIGHT BUSINESS JET AND KING AIR 350i

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Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced the launch of its newest light business jet”the Hawker 450XP. Building from the world’s most successful fractional aircraft, the Hawker 400XP, the new Hawker 450XP will receive the most comprehensive product upgrade in light jet history. The four key upgrades include new engines that deliver 10 percent better fuel economy; the world’s most advanced infotainment system via the new Rockwell Collins Venue„¢ integrated Cabin Management System; new more luxurious interior “ based on the interior of the 900XP and all new avionics “ Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21„¢ integrated avionics which elevates the pilots’ awareness, knowledge and capabilities.