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Special NBAA 2017 edition of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletterSpecial NBAA 2017 edition of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

SPECIAL REPORT: NBAA 2017 October 10, 2017
Top Stories
Bombardier debuts Global 7000
Bombardier debuted its fourth Global 7000 test airplane—FTV 4—at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas Oct. 10 through 12. (Photo courtesy of Bombardier.) Read more >
First Pilatus business jet set for certification
Pilatus Aircraft's new PC-24 is down to the final few tests, with certification expected by year-end. Read more >
Honeywell predicts weakened global demand for new jets
Honeywell's closely watched forecast for the corporate jet market predicted a slightly weaker global demand for new business jets and increasing competition from the used-jet market. Read more >
Gulfstream on track with G500, G600 development
Gulfstream's G500 and G600 models are on track with 10 aircraft logging thousands of flight test hours. Read more >
Response to HondaJet 'outstanding'
Honda Aircraft Co. is delivering four new aircraft per month and expects to continue that pace into next year. Read more >
Textron updates latest programs
Textron's 3,500-nautical-mile, 476-knot Citation Longitude appears to be on schedule for certification, according to Textron officials. Read more >
Active winglets bring benefits to GA and now airliners
The claim of flying higher and faster with lower fuel burn sounds too good to be true, but customers are experiencing all of the above with the Tamarack Aerospace Atlas active winglet system, according to company officials. Read more >
Dassault optimistic, with one exception
Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation's chairman and CEO, painted a guardedly optimistic outlook for the company. Read more >
First single-lever turboprop upgrade on the horizon
Certification of the first electronically controlled single-lever power control for a turboprop engine is just weeks away, according to officials at Nextant Aerospace. Read more >
Wheels Up rapidly expanding
Fleet operator Wheels Up is rapidly expanding among individual and corporate customers who are new to business aviation, and should launch an initial public stock offering in the next 18 months. Read more >
VistaJet increases presence in US market
The United States has become VistaJet's largest market, and the charter firm is expanding its presence with more large-cabin business jets. Read more >
Service plans announced for PT6As
Pratt & Whitney announced a "certified pre-owned" program for its in-service fleet of PT6A turboprop engines. Read more >
FlightAware to use ADS-B to track flights
FlightAware will soon be able to track aircraft on the ground and in flight all over the planet through a space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system. Read more >
Jeppesen, ForeFlight partnership takes off
Jeppesen's partnership with ForeFlight has brought about 5,000 new subscribers to Jeppesen since it announced the deal in May—and it's the "tip of the iceberg" for the two companies' future plans, Jeppesen officials said. Read more >
Garmin debuts new products at NBAA
Garmin is producing a new head-up display and weather radar that will be launched on the Cessna Longitude; avionics upgrades for the used turbine fleet are available as well. Read more >
Honeywell announces GoDirect Cabin Connectivity
Honeywell is giving corporate jet operators new tools to manage their in-flight satellite communications and data plans, the company announced. Read more >
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