SpeedNews Briefs From NBAA-BACE, Oct. 12

JAUNT AIR MOBILITY agreed to merge with the AIRO GROUP, joining a group of six companies developing AAM technologies to offer commercial, military, robotics, manned/unmanned aerial systems and multimodal aircraft and avionics systems. 

DUNCAN MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS was formed to perform parts fabrication out of a 21,000-ft.2 facility devoted to machining, metal work and composite capabilities. It initially plans to serve the aerospace industry, then expand to other industries.

VSE AVIATION, Florida, extended an existing exclusive distribution agreement with an unidentified engine OEM for new fuel control systems and associated spare parts for business and general aviation aircraft as well as rotorcraft markets in a five-year, $125 million deal. 

FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS teamed with Peregrine to develop an STC to install a dual-band ADS-B “In” data link transceiver on the Citation 650.

COLLINS AEROSPACE was named by Bombardier as its Preferred Service Provider (PSP) for inflight connectivity services.

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL and GE DIGITAL teamed to use actual C-FOQA flight data for tailored business jet training.

EMBRAER EXECUTIVE JET SERVICE CENTER, Florida, was certified by Collins Aerospace as an authorized upholstery completion center.

AIRBUS booked an order from an unidentified U.S.-based customer for an ACJ TwoTwenty; COMLUX will complete the VIP interior.

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES, Massachusetts, introduced a new autothrottle assembly for light jet and turboprop applications.

KAMAN COMPOSITES, Wichita, received EASA approval for composite structures repair.

HONDA AIRCRAFT unveiled the HondaJet 2600 Concept light jet with traditional Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration, Natural Laminar Flow technology on wings and fuselage nose, carbon composite fuselage and a range of 2,625 nm.

TEXTRON AVIATION introduced the Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 and Citation XLS Gen2, mainly featuring cabin and cockpit upgrades with the latest technologies and designs, for delivery starting in the first half of 2022. It unveiled the Citation CJ4 Gen2 light jet in February 2021.

SOUTHEAST AEROSPACE and UNIVERSAL AVIONICS teamed to develop STCs to upgrade Hawker 800s with the InSight Integrated Flight Deck; the upgrade will also include an optional full datacom capability to meet requirements for FANS 1/A and CPDLC.

DEGROFF AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES, Indiana released the PitotShield V2 pitot cover for turbine aircraft that automatically releases from a tube within 2-5 min. of pitot heat activation if not removed; the cover is additively manufactured using Polypropylene.

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