Flying

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.
December 8, 2011
Airbus Corporate Jets Interior
Airbus has announced creation of Airbus Corporate Jets and will invest more resources in the business unit, including the expansion of its local presence in key markets. The unit brings together commercial, program and support activities and has a direct link to the company’s Airbus Corporate Jet Centre cabin-outfitting subsidiary.
December 8, 2011
Duncan Offers Video on Refurb Cost Reduction
U.S. aircraft services company Duncan Aviation is providing customers with two new resources that show how to economize on interior aircraft refurbishments.
December 2, 2011
Embraer's Legacy 500
Embraer's Legacy 500 and its shorter-haul, smaller sibling, the Legacy 450, are the latest entries in Embraer's burgeoning book of business jet offerings, which range from the entry-level Phenom 100 to the uber barge Lineage 1000.
December 1, 2011
Sounds of Silence
Manufacturers invest considerable time and effort to try to lower decibel levels in business jet cabins, many of which are marvels of acoustic ingenuity.
November 30, 2011
ACE on the Go
Conklin & de Decker, a business aviation research and consulting firm, has introduced ACE On the Go!, an online interface for its Aircraft Cost Evaluator product.
November 30, 2011
business jet
In October, for the second month in a row, the number of business aircraft flights in the U.S. fell from the same period in 2010. The year-over-year change was minus 1.5 percent in October and minus 1.3 percent in September, according to aviation services company Argus.
November 30, 2011
Vespa scooter
A fractional share can take care of your air travel needs, but how will you get to the airport? Avantair, which features Piaggio Avanti twin-engine turboprop aircraft, is offering what could be a fun solution: For a limited time, purchase a new 50-hour fractional share or Axis Lease Program from the Clearwater, Fla.-based company and it will give you a Vespa Scooter at no additional charge.
November 30, 2011
Air Force One
The U. S. Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program has been reinstated, at least through Sept. 30, 2012. On November 18, President Obama signed an appropriations bill containing language that reverses Barr’s August dismantling. Now, National Business Aviation Association officials are in discussions with the FAA regarding the logistics involved in resurrecting the program. The NBAA said it expects to receive more guidance from the FAA shortly “but at this point it is clear that anyone currently blocking their movements as part of the FAA’s Certified Security Program will not have a gap in their ‘blocked’ status.”

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