Aviation

BBA Aviation/Signature Flight Support Moving Headquarters to Lake Nona Town Center

Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group, announced earlier that BBA Aviation/Signature Flight Support has selected Lake Nona Town Center for the company’s new headquarters. Developed by Tavistock Development Co., PCL Construction plans to break ground on the new office building this fall with a projected completion date in late 2018. Conveniently located within the …

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What Boeing’s Giant 777X Could Mean for Air Travel When It Debuts in 2020

Boeing has set the bar high for its newest flagship release, the Boeing 777X, which the company says will be the largest and most efficient twin-size jet in the world when it launches in 2020. The 777X is touted as the bigger, better version of its cousin, the 787 Dreamliner. It features the new General Electric GE9X engines—the largest the industry …

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Textron Aviation Unveils New Large-Utility Turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier

Built for high utilization operations, the Cessna SkyCourier 408 will be offered in cargo and passenger variants. The cargo variant will feature a large cargo door and a flat floor cabin that is sized to handle up to three LD3 shipping containers with an impressive 6,000 pounds of maximum payload capability. (Photo: Business Wire) Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) …

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Garmin Introduces New TXi Line Of Retrofit Cockpit Displays

After nearly a nine-year production run, Garmin announced a replacement for the G600/G500 retrofit flight display systems and it’s called the TXi series. The TXi line includes the G500 TXi, the G600 TXi and the G700 TXi, the latter of which is intended for Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft. The touchscreen TXi systems (which also have function knobs for …

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Delta Is Eliminating Business Class On Some Transatlantic Flights

Yesterday I wrote about how Delta is adding Delta One service to more domestic routes. In yesterday’s case we learned that flights between New York and Las Vegas, San Diego, and Seattle, will soon be operated by Boeing 757-200s with flat beds (and enhanced service) in business class. With these additions, there are now seven domestic routes featuring Delta One service. This …

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Airbus to sell 430 planes to Indigo for $49.5 billion

Airbus signed a $49.5-billion deal on Wednesday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace company’s biggest deal ever at the Dubai Air Show. Meanwhile, Boeing reached an agreement with low-cost carrier FlyDubai to sell 225 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft — a deal valued at $27 billion. The developments came ahead …

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FlyDubai Introduces Flat Beds In Business Class

FlyDubai operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, and they just recently took delivery of their first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. They placed their order for these in 2013, and have a total of 76 of these due to be delivered in the coming years. They plan to have six of the next generation planes in their fleet before the …

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BBA Aviation, signature flight support moving headquarters to Lake Nona Town Center

BBA Aviation / Signature Flight Support has selected Lake Nona Town Center for the company’s new headquarters. “It’s the best-in-class area we can move our company to,” said Maria Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer for Signature Flight Support. Developed by Tavistock Development Co., PCL Construction plans to break ground on the new office building this fall with a projected completion date in late …

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The Embraer Phenom 300 Gets Upgraded to the 300E

The Embraer Executive Jets introduced the Phenom 300E, an enhanced (thus the E) version of the top-selling Phenom 300, a $9 million light business jet, at the National Business Aviation Association’s Aviation Conference and Exhibition this week in Las Vegas The Phenom 300 entered service in 2009 and has been the most delivered business jet each of the last four years. Embraer Executive Jets, the Florida-based …

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One Aviation offering anti-skid brake retrofit on Eclipse 500s

One Aviation is offering anti-skid brakes as a standalone retrofit on Eclipse 500 very light jets. The Advent Aerospace-designed system, known as eABS, can be installed on all models that have received an update of their IS&S integrated flight management system to the 2.08 standard. This represents around 100 of the 300 Eclipse aircraft that have been delivered since the …

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