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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

Video: Cessna Intros the Latitude »

At NBAA, Cessna showed off its new Latitude super-mid-size aircraft. AVweb got a brief tour while covering the show. More

Podcast: Used Aircraft Market »

Aircraft broker René Banglesdorf says the market is better but still not great. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with her at NBAA 2014. 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

Video: Searey Runs With the Big Dogs at NBAA »

One surprise at NBAA in Orlando is that Progressive Aerodyne showed up with its cool LSA amphibian. A business aircraft? Nope, a fun flyer, which Searey's Adam Yang figures a stressed-out Gulfstream owner might want after a long week of flying suits around. More

Podcast: Deer Jet's Zhang Peng on China's Expanding Bizav Sector »

China's largest bizjet charter company, Deer Jet, sees plenty of room for expansion in the exploding Chinese marketplace — maybe not in fractionals (yet), but in some surprising segments, like providing flights in and out of the country. Deer Jet's Zhang Peng demystifies the world's fastest-growing bizav economy in a short conversation with us at the 2014 NBAA Convention. More

'Aviation City' Proposed For Inner Mongolia »

Breathable air is one of the main selling points of a northern Chinese province's effort to develop the "World Aviation City of Ordos" in Inner Mongolia. The local government is proposing an $8 billion aviation-oriented community that will include "the world's largest GA base" with an FBO that has parking for up to 1,000 aircraft. 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