Brazil Certifies Embraer Legacy 500 Executive Jet, Cessna Citation Sovereign+ On Track for First Brazil Deliveries and MORE

Product Support Program Crosses Over From Cessna Division

Textron Aviation continues to identify best practices between Beechcraft Corporation and Cessna Aircraft Company since the integration of both companies began in March. As a result of that initiative, Beechcraft Corporation announced at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) it will begin offering ProAdvantage product support programs to the global Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet.

ProAdvantage product support for King Air

“Latin America is one of the largest worldwide markets for the King Air turboprops and we wanted to make this announcement here at LABACE knowing the interest in the region would be strong,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “The Cessna support programs under the ProAdvantage umbrella have become the standard in our industry and extending those services to our Beechcraft products is another example of the customer benefits that flow from the combined strength under Textron Aviation.”

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Citation Sovereign+ On Track For First Brazilian Deliveries

First New Owners Expected To Receive Their Airplanes In September

Cessna expects certification soon for the Citation Sovereign+ by the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil to pave the way for the first scheduled deliveries to Brazilian customers during the third quarter of 2014, the company said Tuesday at LABACE.

Cessna Citation Sovereign+

Following certification in December by the FAA in the United States and in June by the EASA, the Sovereign+ has gained certification in Mexico, Argentina and Chile. Through the second quarter, Cessna has delivered 24 Sovereign+ aircraft.

“The Citation Sovereign+ has already gained attention in Latin America for its short-field performance and its range,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “Customers in São Paulo or Buenos Aires can reach the whole of South America non-stop, while a large portion of the U.S. is one flight away for customers leaving Manaus or Caracas.

“One of the best attributes of the Sovereign+ for Latin America is its ability to operate from smaller airfields, with a take-off distance of 3,530 feet,” Shortt said.

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WINGX: Business Aviation Recovery Lost its Way

According to WINGX`s latest monthly Business Aviation Monitor, this month’s 68,048 business aviation flight departures mark a 2.7% YOY decline, with July 11% below its 2008 peak and in fact the least active July on record since 2005. YTD, 2014 activity is 0.7% below 2013 trend.

A 5% fall in flights from Europe’s largest market, France, had the biggest negative influence on aggregate activity. Switzerland fell 10%, and crisis-hit Russia and Ukraine were respectively 12% and 49% adrift YOY.

Provides Customized Technology For The Midsize Business Jet Market

A number of Honeywell Aerospace products contributed to the certification of Embraer‘s newest midsize jet, the Embraer Legacy 500, setting a new standard for comfort and reliability in business aviation. Aligned with Embraer‘s vision, Honeywell’s technologies on the Embraer Legacy 500 are designed for the highest standards of customer comfort and come complete with the most advanced cabin and propulsion technologies. Honeywell provides the turbofan engines, auxiliary power unit (APU), Ovation Select Cabin Management System, cabin pressure control system and air conditioning system for Embraer‘s latest midsize jet.

Embraer Legacy 500 certification coming soon

“The Embraer Legacy 500 offers a new level in comfortable business travel, and we’ve been fortunate enough to work with Embraer and its customers from the beginning to deliver a truly customized and modern flight experience,” said Benjamin Driggs, president, Honeywell Brazil. “The connectivity delivered by Ovation Select and reliability inherent in the HTF7500E engines and the new APU are going to make the Legacy 500 a productivity tool that customers won’t want to live without.”

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Five join JSSI’s Tip-to-Tail coverage

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) has expanded its Tip-to-Tail coverage program with five aircraft. Added to the coverage program are the Bombardier Learjet 70/75, the AgustaWestland AW119Ke and Kx helicopters, and the Bell 429.

Features Airport Moving Map That Enhances Runway Safety

Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion advanced avionics system has been type certified on the Embraer Legacy 500 fly-by-wire mid-size business jet. First delivery is expected in the coming weeks. The Legacy 450, the new mid-light jet, which shares the Embraer Legacy 500 airframe and technology, is expected to be certified and delivered in 2015.

Embraer Legacy 500 Midsize Private Aircraft Cockpit with Pro Line Fusion Now Certified

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FAA, EASA Certification Expected To Follow Soon

The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) has granted type certification for the Embraer Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), in São Paulo, Brazil. Embraer expects to receive certification from the FAA in the upcoming weeks and certification by EASA thereafter.

Embraer Legacy 500 certified

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