Aviation Industry Press Releases

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Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support Completes Hawker 400 Avionics Certification     LAS VEGAS (Oct. 9, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced it has completed certification of a three-display Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 upgrade for the Hawker/Beechjet 400. The new system replaces the existing Pro Line 4 displays and upgrades the flight management system to FMS 6100. With this significant functional enhancement,...
Board Elections Take Place at NBAA Annual Meeting     Cunningham Passes the Gavel to Manitoba’s Dick Shine Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org Las Vegas, NV, October 11, 2011 – The Voting Membership of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today re-elected 11 directors during its 64th Annual Meeting held today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Additionally, Richard Shine of...
Kansas City Downtown Airport Embarks on $3.5 Million Taxiway Improvement Project   KANSAS CITY, Mo., October 11, 2011 ---Workers from Ideker, Inc. have begun the first phase of the three-phase Taxiway Pavement Rehabilitation Program at Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC). Kansas City Aviation Department employees are telling attendees of the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas about the project and other recent airport improvements. The $...
NBAA Encourages Careers in Business Aviation With Student Scholarships     Several Scholarship Recipients Announced at NBAA Convention Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org Las Vegas, NV, October 11, 2011 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) offers a wide range of scholarships that encourage young people to seek careers in business aviation. This afternoon at the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (...
Light Attack AT-6 Successfully Deploys Precision-Guided Munitions     TUCSON (Oct. 11, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company (HBDC) today announced the completion of a series of successful deliveries of precision-guided munitions from the AT-6 Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. During weapons tests at the Barry M. Goldwater Range in Southern Ariz., HBDC pilots in the AT-6 dropped four USAF GBU-12 500 lb Paveway...
National Aviation Hall of Fame Presents Combs Gates Award to Documentary Filmmaker at NBAA Convention   Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org Las Vegas, NV, October 12, 2011 – The National Aviation Hall of Fame yesterday presented its 9th Annual Combs Gates Award to independent documentary filmmaker Heather Taylor during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) in Las Vegas, NV. Phil Roberts, president...
Clint Bowyer Launch Customer for Hawker Beechcraft Upgrade Programs       LAS VEGAS (Oct. 12, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced Clint Bowyer, Kansas native and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, has signed an order for upgrades to his Beechcraft Premier IA following new product announcements by Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS). Bowyer is the launch customer for a Synthetic Vision System (SVS) upgrade to his...
By Every Yardstick, NBAA 2011 an Outstanding Success   Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org Las Vegas, NV, October 12, 2011– As the third and final day of NBAA’s 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) drew to a close, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen thanked Exhibitors and Attendees for what he called “a highly successful show.” “What we...
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Expands its General Aviation Operations in North America; Enhances Product Offering and Announces Team   Las Vegas, 10 October, 2011 – Swiss Re Corporate Solutions today announced the establishment of several key initiatives to expand its operations in the North American General Aviation (GA) market, the world's largest with over 200,000 aircraft in operation. The company has established a US-based underwriting team dedicated to developing its GA portfolio throughout...
Paul O’Ryan, Head of Aviation - Canada   Paul O’Ryan joined Swiss Re in July 2008 and is responsible for the company’s aviation activities in Canada. He is based in Toronto. Mr. O’Ryan is charged with overseeing all Swiss Re Corporate Solutions aviation risks within Canada.  This includes the active management of the company’s aviation portfolio, as well as representing Swiss Re Corporate...