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Piaggio Updates Expansion Plans »

Piaggio Aero, the Italian company that builds the unique Avanti P180 twin turboprop, said this week at the NBAA convention in Orlando they will now be known as Piaggio Aerospace. The change reflects a new direction for the company, which plans to expand its product portfolio and grow in new markets. More

Used Market: Newer Business Aircraft In Demand »

A Texas aircraft broker says used aircraft prices are stabilizing and newer used aircraft are in demand but there are still plenty of old business jets on the market. Rene Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, told AVweb in a podcast interview at NBAA in Orlando that while the market hasn't recovered, it's at least showing signs of recovery, even at the low end. More

Cirrus Partners With OpenAirplane »

A new partnership between Cirrus and OpenAirplane is designed to make it easier for more pilots to get access to airplanes throughout the country. More

The Weekender: Pumpkin Drops to Chili Cookoffs »

As the fall colors peak nationwide and Halloween approaches, the fly-ins continue at full throttle. Our weekly review of SocialFlight revealed a pumpkin drop at an airport birthday bash, two chili cook-offs and a classic fly-in breakfast. More

CAE Opens New Training Site »

CAE has opened a new 60,000-square-foot business aviation training facility, CAE Dallas East, just east of the Dallas Forth Worth Airport, the company announced Tuesday at the NBAA convention in Orlando. The company has also added programs at its existing Dallas facility. The combined Dallas space now totals 486,000 square feet, with 40 simulators, 114 classrooms and 80 briefing rooms. More