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Biz Aviation Booms In Japan »

Thanks to improvements for business aircraft at some of Japan's major airports, business aircraft activity there has sharply increased, according to Japanese aviation officials. At a press briefing at NBAA in Orlando Monday, Hideki Fukui, director of policy research for Japan's Civil Aviation Bureau, told reporters that the average business aviation movement growth increase between 2010 and 2015 was about 2.9 percent. But between 2014 and 2015, operations increased by more than 20 percent at two of the country's major airports, once of which was Narita. More

Podcast: Wheels Up Fractional Access Looks At Europe »

Launched only three years ago, the Wheels Up member-based fractional aircraft access program has attracted almost 4000 members and is now eyeing Europe for potential market expansion. At a press conference at the NBAA BACE show in Orlando Monday, Wheels Up founder Kenny Dichter said the company’s King Air 350i-based aircraft fleet can serve 90 percent of popular European city pairs nonstop. More

Wheels Up Fractional Looks At Europe »

Launched only three years ago, the Wheels Up member-based fractional aircraft access program has attracted almost 4000 members and is now eyeing Europe for potential market expansion. At a press conference at the NBAA BACE show in Orlando Monday, Wheels Up founder Kenny Dichter said the company’s King Air 350i-based aircraft fleet can serve 90 percent of popular European city pairs nonstop. More

Embraer Legacy 450 Cockpit And Cabin Tour »

At NBAA 2016 in Orlando, Embraer showed the Legacy 450 midsize jet for the first time in the U.S. with its new interior. AVweb took a video cockpit and cabin tour. More

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet NBAA Update »

At NBAA 2016 in Orlando this week, Cirrus announced that it has been awarded official type certification for its single-engine SF50 Vision jet. As part of AVweb's coverage of the show, we spoke with Cirrus' Matt Bergwall about production plans. More

Ed Bolen NBAA 2016 »

NBAA CEO Ed Bolen is characteristically upbeat going into the show week, commenting on a changing industry that is responding to business needs. He spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at the Cirrus Jet type certification event on Sunday evening. More

Blackhawk Updates King Air 350 Program »

Blackhawk Aircraft Modifications says it expects to be able to deliver re-engined King Air 350s that will offer significant performance improvements from the factory models by May of 2017. Blackhawk will begin flight testing a 350 with Pratt & Whitney Canada XP67A engines this month. More

Jeppesen Launches Trip Planning Service »

Jeppesen has unveiled a comprehensive online trip and flight planning utility designed to make both processes more efficient and help prevent on-the-road surprises. More

NBAA BACE Opens In Florida »

The annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition opens officially on Tuesday morning in Orlando, Florida, but it was already a busy day on Monday, with a full slate of news conferences and plenty of reporters and industry officials on site. The show news even got off to an extra-early start, with the announcement from Cirrus on Sunday night that they now have FAA certification in hand for their single-engine jet. Monday brought another full day, with plenty of big players — Dassault, Bombardier, Airbus, Textron and more — lining up to report on their latest company achievements and product upgrades. More

PWC New Turbofan Now Certified »

Pratt & Whitney Canada has received type certification from Transport Canada for its PW617F1-E jet engine, the company announced on Monday at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The engine has been chosen by Embraer to power its new version of the Phenom 100, the EV, which was announced this summer at EAA AirVenture. The new engine is built with half as many parts as a conventional turbofan, the company says, which makes maintenance easier and faster. More