By Kerry Lynch

By Kerry Lynch
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Embraer Nears FAA Certification For Legacy 500 
Embraer is anticipating FAA certification of its new Legacy 500 midsize aircraft within days and expects to make the first delivery to a U.S. customer in October, Embraer Executive Jets President and CEO Marco Túlio Pellegrini says.
DOT IG Stirs Questions Over ADS-B Mandate 
A critical Department of Transportation Inspector General report on ADS-B is drawing mixed reaction from industry, showing a divide among stakeholders over the looming 2020 equipage deadlines.
Europe Focuses On Improving GA Regs 
European leaders are stressing their commitment to improving regulations to foster growth in the general aviation industry, as well as facilitating the ability to bring new safety equipment to market faster.
FAA Summit To Tackle ADS-B Concerns 
FAA, facing increasing questions about the 2020 deadline for ADS-B, is organizing a “Call to Action” summit on Oct. 28 to strategize with industry leaders on how to meet the looming mandate.
FAA Erases Backlog With New Certification Process 
FAA, under fire by industry and lawmakers alike for lengthy delays and uncertainty surrounding its approach to certifying new products, is implementing a new process that eliminates what was once a lengthy backlog of projects.
Sierra Unveils Comprehensive Upgrade Program For CJs 
GE Honda has found another application for the HF120 engine as part of a “Sapphire” upgrade program that Sierra Industries is rolling out for the Cessna 525 Citation series.
FAA Proposes $425,000 Penalty Against Gulfstream 
FAA is proposing to assess a $425,000 civil penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace for missing training deadlines for its aircraft mechanics.
GA Fatal Accident Rates Show Measurable Decline 
U.S. general aviation accident and fatal accident records are reaching new lows as the general aviation community, FAA and National Transportation Safety Board have continued their collaborative effort on improving general aviation safety.
Bombardier, Honeywell Team To Launch JetWave Service
Bombardier is launching Honeywell’s new JetWave Ka-Band satellite connectivity system on its Global line, giving operators of those aircraft access to global Internet service at notably faster connections speeds.
BizAv Flight Ops On Pace For 10th Consecutive Increase 
Business aircraft flight operations are poised to increase in September, marking the 10th consecutive month-over-month increase and the 17th out of the last 18 months, according to business aviation research specialist Argus and FAA data.
NTSB Releases TBM 900 Crash Preliminary Report 
Larry Glazer’s TBM 900 entered a steep descent at 25,000 ft. and fell off of radar at 10,000 ft. before crashing in open water near Jamaica on Sept. 5, killing both Glazer and his wife Jane, according to a preliminary report released Sept. 15 by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Textron, IAM Work To Integrate Cessna, Beechcraft Contracts 
Textron Aviation management works with Cessna and Beechcraft union leaders to develop single contract covering about 4,000 workers.
ASF Issues Hypoxia Alert In Wake Of TBM 900, Cirrus Crashes 
TBM 900 and Cirrus SR-22T crashes spur AOPA's Air Safety Foundation to warn of hypoxia symptoms and dangers.
Embraer Adds 75,000 Sq. Ft. To Melbourne 
Embraer’s opening of its Engineering and Technology Center in Melbourne, Florida, continues the Brazilian manufacturer’s expansive growth plans, giving it a significant presence in the U.S. market.
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