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Bolen, Bunce: Keep Business Aviation Voice at Forefront

National Business Aviation Association president and CEO Ed Bolen and General Aviation Manufacturers Association president and CEO Pete Bunce believe business aviation is in a stronger position heading into debate on the next FAA reauthorization bill thanks to a concentrated effort by industry to educate lawmakers and the general public on the important role the industry plays in the national economy.

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Inairvation: Two Hands Creating One Big Advantage

Lufthansa Technik is answering the challenging market for corporate and business jets not only with innovative design and layout concepts, but also by forming a new company. Inairvation, headquartered at Edlitz-Thomasberg, Austria, is a 50:50 collaboration between LHT and List Components and Furniture that intends to change the way business jet cabins are produced.

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Quest Signs Dealership, Manufacturing Agreement in China

Quest Aircraft Company has moved to expand its reach in China under an agreement that would give it a sales presence in the short term and ultimately provide for the manufacturing of its Kodiak single-turboprop aircraft there.

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Sabreliner Bounces Back

Sabreliner, an iconic name in business jet aviation since the late 1950s, is making a comeback with ambitious plans to expand beyond maintenance and repair to provide aircraft rebuilds, refurbishments and engine overhauls.

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Elbit Has a Clear Vision for the Cockpit

Israel’s Elbit Systems is making further inroads into business aviation cockpits with novel, wearable head-up displays (HUDs) and a fusion of sensor images and synthetic vision in its latest enhanced vision systems (EVSs).

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Fusion Retrofit for King Air Ready for Touchdown

Rockwell Collins says it will certify its first aftermarket version of Pro Line Fusion late this year for the Beechcraft King Air, one year later than originally projected when the flight deck was launched at NBAA in 2011 for Pro Line 21-equipped aircraft. Adam Evanschwartz, director of business and regional aircraft marketing for Rockwell Collins, says the extra time resulted from “scope enhancements” to the cockpit, improvements that Rockwell Collins came upon during the flight-test campaign.

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At NBAA2014, Government Leaders Set Sights on FAA Reauthorization, Pilot Professionalism

As the first guest speaker at the Opening General Session of NBAA2014, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-9-PA), underlined the importance of American leadership in aviation and outlined his plans for an FAA reauthorization bill. “We invented aviation in America,” said Shuster, “so it’s absolutely vital that we think bigger than a traditional FAA reauthorization bill – and that all of you play a role in this.” Immediately following Shuster, Christopher Hart, the acting airman of the National Transportation Safety Board and President Obama’s nominee to head the agency, called on the business aviation industry to lead the way on developing ways to use flight automation systems that do not degrade pilot professionalism.

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Video: Media Kickoff Recap

Five years after the No Plane No Gain campaign first kicked off, the Media Breakfast at NBAA2014 on Oct. 21 in Orlando, FL placed emphasis on a core message of the campaign: that the use of business aviation is a sign of a well-run company. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen presented a new publication â?” Business Leaders on Business Aviation â?” which collects the voices of 25 CEOs from some of the country’s most dynamic and widely known companies, affirming how business aviation works for their companies.

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Wearable Technology, Soon In a Cabin Near You

Wearable electronic devices are beginning to resemble a technology steamroller in the consumer market, and business aviation is already climbing aboard in an attempt to keep up.

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Taylor, Humanitarian Award Presentation Kick Off NBAA2014 Opening General Session

Enterprise Holdings Executive Chairman Andrew C. Taylor kicked off the Opening General Session of NBAA2014 by telling conference attendees that business aviation has been instrumental to the success of his $17.8 billion company. “Business aviation is one of the reasons we were able to become successful and become so large,” said Taylor. “We could not have done it without it.” Also at the session, International Jet Aviation Services, of Centennial, CO and the Make-A-Wish Foundation were also recognized at the session as the co-recipients of NBAA’s 2014 Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership.

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