Flying

January 5, 2012
Embraer Legacy 500
On December 23, Embraer rolled out the first midsize Legacy 500 from the production hangar at the company’s São José dos Campos, Brazil headquarters. “This is a significant day for the Legacy 500 program,” said Embraer Executive Jets vice president of programs Maurício Almeida.
December 20, 2011
Cessna's third Veterans Airlift Command mission
Cessna Aircraft Company’s third Veterans Airlift Command mission delivered wounded Private First Class Shawn Williams home to Wichita on December 14.
December 20, 2011
An iPhone application is now available for travelers who are afraid to fly
An iPhone application is now available for travelers who are afraid to fly.
December 20, 2011
 Private JetMD, a new worldwide medical-assistance program
A new worldwide medical-assistance program is now available for travelers looking for greater peace of mind. Private JetMD provides members with $1 million of coverage for travel-related accidents or illness.
December 14, 2011
Landmark Aviation app
Houston-based Landmark Aviation has introduced Landmark Connect, a free application that’s compatible with iPhones and iPads. (Versions for Android and Blackberry smartphones will be available soon.) According to Landmark, the app provides customers with service and contact information for every FBO in its network.
December 14, 2011
Gulfstream jet
Year-over-year business aircraft flying activity is up 1 percent, according to data released by aviation services company Argus. The greatest growth was in the small-cabin-jet category, where the number of flights rose 2.1 percent. Flights increased 1.7 percent for midsized business jets and 1.1 percent for turboprops, but declined 2.8 percent for large-cabin jets.
December 14, 2011
Opa-locka FBO
Fontainebleau Aviation has opened an FBO at south Florida’s Opa-locka Executive Airport. The facility incorporates five hangars with more than 100,000 square feet of space and can accommodate aircraft as large as a Boeing Business Jet.
December 14, 2011
Washington Reagan National Airport
Atlantic Aviation has announced that six airports where it operates have been approved as gateways to Washington Reagan National Airport under the DCA Access Standard Security Program. The program allows certain pre-cleared general aviation operations to fly into Washington Reagan National. The newly approved Atlantic locations are George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport, William P.
December 14, 2011
Gulfstream's Beijing office
Gulfstream Aerospace has opened a Beijing sales office in the China World Tower, which is in the middle of the city’s central business district. "As the business aviation market continues to expand in Asia Pacific, it becomes increasingly important that Gulfstream and [parent company] General Dynamics have a permanent presence in Beijing," said Larry Flynn, Gulfstream’s president.
December 8, 2011
Bizav Reps to Rejoin TSA Panel
The Obama Administration has notified the National Business Aviation Association that it will continue to have a seat on the Transportation Security Administration’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), along with 24 other industry groups.

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