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Beechcraft Corporation is an American manufacturer of general aviation and military aircraft, ranging from light single-engined aircraft to twin-engined turboprop transports, and military trainers. A brand of Textron Aviation since 2014, it has also been a division of Raytheon and later a brand of Hawker Beechcraft. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 26, 2017
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Directors of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share on the company’s Common Stock. All dividends will be paid on July 1, 2017 to shareholders of record as of June 9, 2017. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.


News Article | May 6, 2017
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A magnificent inauguration ceremony by Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto in the presence of the Minister of Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and the Minister of the Navy, Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberon, was witnessed by guests from 32 nations, including more than 17 Air force Commanders and 11 Ministers of Defense. The president’s address focused on the capabilities and exponential growth of the Mexican Aerospace sector. In his speech, Mr. Peña Nieto declared, "The aerospace industry is becoming a turbine that drives our economic growth, and a window that projects a modern and changing Mexico." After the inaugural ceremony the organizing committee presented the AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENT to Hydra Technologies, through its COO, José Luis Ortega. During the ceremony, Mexican Air Force Coronel Jose Antonio Sierra Amador, Chief of Protocol for the FAMEX 2017, delivered a brief but convincing speech, detailing the importance of Hydra Technologies as a leader in the development of aeronautical technologies in Mexico. He specifically mentioned Hydra’s unmanned surveillance systems, that are now one of the main tactical ISR tools of the Mexican Armed Forces. On his part, Mr. Ortega mentioned that the ample collaboration of the Mexican Ministry of Defense has been crucial for the successful evolution of Hydra’s tactical unmanned systems into some of the most sophisticated and reliable in the world. He added that the vast experience transmitted by the Mexican Air Force and Federal Police to Hydra’s R&D team has catapulted the performance of the S45 Baalam (UAS) to unprecedented levels, surpassing the traditional leaders in this market. Mr. Ortega went on to say that Hydra’s offer represents a real solution for many countries, especially due to the lower acquisition, operation and maintenance costs, along with its proven capabilities. “Add to this the dual engine configuration and the capability to operate in extreme weather conditions. All that, and more, is the S45 Báalam TUAS." “I can’t imagine a better showcase for this award than this magnificent trade show, set to be one of the most important in the region and hemisphere,” and concluded, “We have another great advantage over our competition: Hydra’s customer service oriented philosophy, is unique in the market. Many of our systems have been in continuous in-theatre operation, for over 10 years. Match that!” Note 1: Feria Aeroespacial Mexico (FAMEX) is a major aerospace tradeshow specialized in the military and civilian aviation industries and service sectors. It is held every two years near Mexico City. The 2017 edition gathered more than 500 exhibitors from 26 countries, including Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Saab, Suhkoi, Elbit Systems, IAI, Beechcraft, Bell, Russian Helicopters, Gulfstream, United Technologies and many other Aerospace companies. Note 2: Hydra Technologies is a Mexican Corporation dedicated to the development, manufacture and deployment of military grade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (TUAS). Based in Mexico City, Hydra has been in this business for almost fifteen years, accumulating more than 100,000 mission hours. It has been awarded some of the most important international recognitions, including the coveted “Al Aube” (AUVSI) to the outstanding contributor award, and the “Leonardo DaVinci” for technological advances in the field of aeronautics.


News Article | May 2, 2017
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Israeli F-35 fighter jets perform during an air show over the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on May 02, 2017 to mark Independence Day (AFP Photo/JACK GUEZ) Tel Aviv (AFP) - Israel showed off its new F-35 stealth fighter jets recently delivered from the United States on Tuesday as part of an air show marking its annual Independence Day celebrations. Three of Israel's five stealth fighters took to the skies along the Mediterranean coast off Tel Aviv as thousands of people gathered at the waterfront to watch. They also flew over other cities including Jerusalem. The F-35s, made by US-based Lockheed Martin, were the highlight of the show, which marked 69 years of Israeli independence. The event also included aircraft such as the F-15 and F-16 jets, Sikorsky CH-53 Stallion helicopters, a KC-135 Stratotanker Boeing 707, and the Hawker-Beechcraft T-6 Texan II planes. Israel has received the initial five F-35s since December with the aim of allowing it to maintain its military superiority in the turbulent Middle East, particularly regarding its arch-foe Iran. It plans to purchase a total of 50 F-35s. Its first jets are to be operational this year. While other countries have ordered the planes, Israel -- which receives more than $3 billion a year in US defence aid -- says it will be the first outside the United States with an operational F-35 squadron. Israel is buying its first 33 F-35s at an average price of about $110 million (103.5 million euros) each -- and the price tag has been criticised both in Israel and elsewhere. The first two F-35s delivered to Israel in December landed around six hours late after being delayed by bad weather in Italy, believed to be fog. A Lockheed official said then the holdup was caused by Italian air safety regulations, rather than any limitation of the planes, but this did not stop jibes. "Here's hoping we only go to war on sunny days..." one Israeli joked on Twitter. Among its main features are advanced stealth capabilities to help pilots evade sophisticated missile systems. The single-pilot jets can carry an array of weapons and travel at a supersonic speed of Mach 1.6, or around 1,200 miles per hour (1,900 kilometres per hour). The pilot's ultra-high-tech helmet, at a cost of about $400,000 each, includes its own operating system, with data that appears on the visor and is also shared elsewhere. Thermal and night vision as well as 360-degree views are possible with cameras mounted on the plane. In February, Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon said the next batch of F-35s, the most expensive planes in history, will be produced at a reduced cost. They announced $728 million in savings after President Donald Trump publicly upbraided Lockheed over "out of control" costs, although most of the savings were already planned ahead of his involvement, during a months-long contract negotiation. For more news videos visit Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android.


News Article | May 22, 2017
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GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) its first order from a European customer for the super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude. Travel Service, the largest Czech Republic-based airline, will add the Longitude to its fleet of four Cessna Citation Sovereign aircraft used for business jet charter services. “We’ve seen fantastic interest in the Longitude across Europe, a market that welcomes the best-in-class operating costs, amenities, acquisition costs and dependability that our Citation product line offers,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “Travel Service passengers will enjoy the Longitude’s clean-sheet design for its class-leading cabin comfort and integration of the latest technology and revolutionary performance of the airplane.” The Longitude is making its European debut this week at EBACE. The first flight test article flew in October 2016 and to date, four flying test articles have completed more than 230 flights, accumulating over 450 hours toward achieving Federal Aviation Administration certification, targeted for the end of this year. The company expects to deliver the first European-based Longitude to Travel Service in 2018. “Travel Service is looking forward to being the first European operator of a Citation Longitude and thrilled to use the airplane to meet increased customer demand for our business jet charter operations,” said Roman Vik, general director of Travel Service. “The Longitude’s 6,482 kilometer range will allow us to meet the increasing requests for long-distance flights and to give our customers the flexibility, privacy and efficiency they want while flying in a second-to-none cabin atmosphere.” The Longitude is set to elevate passenger expectations in this class of aircraft by delivering the quietest cabin, lowest cabin altitude (5,950 feet), more standard features and a comfortable, bespoke interior with a superior fit and finish. With seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat, the Longitude features a stand-up, 6-foot tall flat-floor cabin. A standard double-club configuration allows the most legroom in the super-midsize class. Fully berthable seats are designed and manufactured in-house and a class-leading walk-in baggage compartment is accessible in flight. Natural light is plentiful with 15 large windows positioned throughout the cabin for optimal viewing. A large, forward wet galley offers versatility to meet a wide variety of passenger needs. State-of-the-art cabin technology allows passengers to manage their environment and entertainment from any mobile device, while standard internet maximizes productivity in flight. Textron Aviation announced in October 2016 that the Longitude had achieved an improved range of 6,482 kilometers (3,500 nautical miles), an increase of 185 kilometers (100 nautical miles), and full fuel payload of 726 kilograms (1,600 pounds), an increase of 45 kilograms (100 pounds), further establishing the aircraft’s anticipated leadership in its segment. It features the next evolution of the Garmin G5000 flight deck and is powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines with fully integrated autothrottles. With optional head-up display and enhanced vision capability, the Longitude facilitates eyes-up flying. The spacious cockpit incorporates easier access and an ergonomic design that fully focuses on crew comfort and efficiency. No super-midsize business jet offers more range, greater payload or higher cruise speed at a lower expected total ownership cost. The Longitude is designed to feature the longest maintenance intervals in its class – 800 hours or 18 months – expected to make it the most cost effective to operate in its category. Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. For more than 90 years, the Textron Aviation brands have represented unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, offering an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. Leveraging unparalleled speed-to-market, Textron Aviation provides the most versatile and comprehensive business and general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft and a complete global customer service organization. Textron Aviation has delivered more than 250,000 aircraft in over 143 countries. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit txtav.com. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com. Travel Service is currently the biggest Czech airline company and one of the most rapidly growing air carriers in Central Europe. Since founded in 1997, it has experienced a large expansion and is currently present not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Slovakia, Hungary and Poland via its subsidiary companies. Travel Service operates regular flights under the SmartWings brand as well as charter and private flights in the business jet category. Travel Service operates flights around the world in 390 airports throughout four continents. In the summer season 2017, Travel Service will operate 48 aircraft in its fleet. Currently, Travel Service has ordered 30 B737 MAX jets and holds a 34% stake in Czech Airlines (CSA). Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellations or deferrals of orders; the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses in connection with the launching of significant new products or programs; the timing of our new product launches or certifications of our new aircraft products; our ability to keep pace with our competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with features and technologies desired by our customers; changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of commercial products; volatility in the global economy or changes in worldwide political conditions that adversely impact demand for our products; volatility in interest rates or foreign exchange rates; risks related to our international business, including relying on joint venture partners, subcontractors, suppliers, representatives, consultants and other business partners in connection with international business, including in emerging market countries; difficult conditions in the financial markets which may adversely impact our customers’ ability to fund or finance purchases of our products; and demand softness or volatility in the markets in which we do business.


News Article | May 15, 2017
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seabury Solutions, a subsidiary of Seabury Capital LLC and a leading global aviation software development and consultancy company, announced today that SkyBahamas, the premier regional airline of The Bahamas, will adopt industry-leading Alkym® / Aircraft Management and Control System (“Alkym”), an integrated modular MRO IT solution. Welcoming this new milestone in SkyBahamas’ operating history, the airline’s Maintenance Director, Eng. Jorge Qüerio, emphasized that "we are increasing our destinations and frequency in domestic flights. This begins with charter flights, leading to inclusion to our regular flight schedule. This, and the intention of increasing our fleet, lead us to look and choose a product for our maintenance management that can help us optimize our process and thereby attain increased efficiency along with guarantee safety in our operations." The airline’s vendor search process resulted in the selection of Alkym. “The project is already underway,” added Qüerio who also explained that the airline is planning to implement nine of the available modules with the core Technical & Logistics functions. In addition, SkyBahamas will implement the QA and complete HR modules. "A cornerstone of our operation is to expand our client base and provide them with world-class customer service,” commented Seabury Solutions Senior Vice President John Barry. “We want to ensure we afford our airline customers the ability to grow. When SkyBahamas were seeking solutions in the market, they could turn to many similar companies globally and regionally, however, they saw our solution as a proven concept.” SkyBahamas is headquartered in Lynden Pindling Int'l Airport and began operating in 2006. From the early days it served scheduled flights to Exuma. Nowadays, the company has expanded its network to various destinations in the Caribbean and North America. SkyBahamas operates a fleet of Saab 340A & B and Beechcraft 1900D aircraft. www.skybahamas.net Seabury Solutions is a leading global aviation software development and consultancy company. It was established in 2002 and forms part of the Seabury Capital. Seabury Solutions has built a reputation in that time as the vendor who delivers cost effective world class aviation management software. The network of offices is located in Argentina, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, the Philippines, and the USA. www.seaburycapital.com/our-businesses/it-enterprise-software/seabury-solutions Seabury Capital LLC (“Seabury Capital”) operates a number of specialty finance, investment banking, technology and software companies with a core focus anchored in aviation, aerospace & defense, maritime, and financial services/technology. Since its founding in 1996, Seabury Capital has historically been the investment holding company of its founder, John E. Luth, operating as a venture capital firm with ownership stakes in software and asset management businesses servicing the aviation and travel industries. Within the last few years, Seabury Capital has expanded its portfolio by investing in early stage startup companies within the financial technology industry and structured investment products. In addition, Seabury Capital owns and operates FINRA regulated investment banking services firms in the U.S. and U.K. serving external clients as well as assisting the companies in which Seabury Capital has invested. Seabury Capital has operations in New York, Jersey City, Summit (NJ), Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Stamford (CT), Amsterdam, Berlin, Cordoba, Dublin, Durban, Hong Kong, London, Manila, Singapore, and Tokyo. www.seaburycapital.com


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

"Based on the results achieved during Fury flight testing, we are pleased with the development progress of the Fury lightweight precision guided munition," says Weapon & Sensor Systems Senior Vice President & General Manager Brian Sinkiewicz. The Fury weapon uses a common interface for rapid integration on multiple manned and unmanned platforms. The weapon's tri-mode fuzing – impact, height of burst and delay – further enables a single Fury to address a broad target set, ranging from static and moving light armored vehicles to small boats and dismounted personnel. Fury is guided by a GPS-aided inertial navigation system with a Semi-Active Laser terminal guidance, enabling engagement of moving targets. Textron Systems' businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.  Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems' innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com. Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. FURY is either registered trademark or trademark of Textron, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. SHADOW is either a registered trademark or trademark of AAI Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/textron-systems-successfully-tests-fury-against-moving-targets-300457465.html


FAST™ Solution to Help PT6A Engine-Powered Beechcraft King Air Customers Reduce Costs, Increase Availability and Enable More Planned "Data-Driven" Maintenance Environment GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - May 22, 2017) - Pratt & Whitney Canada's turnkey FAST™ (Flight, Acquisition, Storage and Transmission) engine prognostics solution has been FAA and EASA certified for PT6A engine-powered Beechcraft King Air B200 and B300 series of aircraft, bringing new levels of data-driven engine health management to one of the most popular aircraft of its kind in the world. Through deep engine insight provided by the FAST solution, P&WC will help Beechcraft King Air customers optimize maintenance planning, reduce costs and pilot workload, as well as improve aircraft availability. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). "The FAST solution is one of a number of ways we are helping customers move toward our ultimate goal of a more fully planned maintenance environment," says Tim Swail, Vice President, Customer Programs, P&WC. "We have delivered over 6,000 Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management systems, including the FAST solution, across all segments and are seeing increasing demand for FAST technology and its prognostics capabilities. We now have the FAST solution certified for the PT6A-140A-powered Caravan EX and the PT6A-powered King Air B200/300 series. We are in active discussions with several OEM's and working on additional certifications to bring this capability across the PT6 engine family." P&WC continues to enhance engine and aircraft "connectivity" through its ability to provide customers with rapid insight and situational awareness about engine and aircraft health, usage and trends. The FAST solution automates the capture and analysis of a wide range of full-flight engine and aircraft parameters and can provide wireless access to encrypted and secure FDR data minutes after the pilot shuts down the engine. Unlike many avionics systems, which still require manual intervention to off-load data from the aircraft, the FAST solution enables wireless transmission and the ability to capture complete mission data - from engine start to shut down. Once provided with this comprehensive full-flight data, P&WC is able to analyze and share it with customers and maintenance crews so they can more quickly have meaningful information about their engine and aircraft at their fingertips. To date, more than 1,100 FAST solutions have been delivered across all platforms. In addition to the certification of the FAST solution for the Beechcraft King Air B200 and B300 series, as well as PT6A engine-140-powered Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft, the FAST solution provides deep engine insight on P&WC-powered business jets, regional airliners, helicopter and general aviation platforms. P&WC will be at EBACE 2017, booth 0105A. Interested operators are invited to drop by to speak with a Marketing or Customer Service representative. Founded in 1928, P&WC is a global leader in aerospace that is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/pwcanada) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/PrattWhitneyCanada) for our latest news and updates.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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"It is difficult for first-responders to quickly assess the damage after a tornado impact due to downed powerlines and other debris," says Textron Systems Senior Director of Sales and Marketing of Civil & Commercial Products Dennis Racine. "However, with our support, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management was able to rapidly and safely assess the damage to determine what types of resources were needed to help those in Elk City." "Aeryon is proud to partner with Textron Systems in the delivery of real-time, real-world UAS solutions in demanding applications," said Bill McHale, CEO at Aeryon Labs. "We are honored that our technology and personnel could play a part in the disaster response effort in Oklahoma." With more than one million flight hours of unmanned systems experience, the Textron Systems Civil & Commercial team consists of highly experienced professionals who are armed with some of the most capable platforms in the world – including the Aeryon SkyRanger, with an operational heritage of over 100,000 flights. In addition to this recent operation in support of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, Textron Systems Civil & Commercial team also provides aerial solutions in oil and gas pipeline inspection and security, precision agriculture, as well as other natural disaster efforts. About Textron Systems Textron Systems' businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.  Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems' innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com. About Textron Inc. Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com. About Aeryon Labs Inc. Aeryon Labs Inc. is trusted by Military, Public Safety and Energy customers around the world for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and end-to-end solutions that deliver life and resource saving, actionable aerial intelligence.  Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Aeryon's industrial-grade, field-proven sUAS solutions set the standard for real-time, secure aerial intelligence across a wide range of applications, from executing tactical missions to investigating traffic incidents to inspecting critical infrastructure. For more, information visit: www.aeryon.com. Media Contact: media@aeryon.com | +1 519-489-6726 x360 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/textron-systems-supports-tornado-damage-assessment-in-oklahoma-300462316.html


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - May 25, 2017) - At the May 22-24 EBACE aircraft show in Geneva, the industry's growing movement towards SPD-Smart EDWs was evident in many forms -- aircraft currently being equipped with SPD-Smart EDWs, new programs selecting SPD, and new strategic partnerships combining respective strengths and innovations. SPD-Smart EDWs deliver unprecedented passenger benefits. By enabling users to precisely control the amount of daylight and glare coming through windows, passengers can instantly tune the tint to a comfortable level while continuing to enjoy views, rather than blocking their view with a shade. The system delivers many other practical benefits including a cooler cabin due to remarkable thermal insulation properties, and a quieter cabin due to acoustic insulation properties. SPD-Smart EDWs selected for Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes interior for VIP aircraft Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes-Benz Style are now offering for sale their next-generation interior design for large private jets. At EBACE, the aircraft industry also learned that SPD-Smart EDWs have been selected for use in this luxurious interior. Ten very large SPD-Smart EDWs, each covering multiple window openings and more, will be used to create technological luxury and aesthetics in this remarkable interior. Visitors to the Lufthansa Technik booth were able to view mockups of this cabin interior and also experience a walk-through of the interior via a virtual reality tour. See this luxurious interior, by Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa Technik, by viewing this video. Vision Systems and PPG Aerospace enter into commercial agreement to offer SPD-Smart EDWs In a joint press release last week, Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems, and PPG Aerospace, a leader in aircraft transparencies, announced they will combine their respective strengths to bring "a wide range of dimmable solutions," using SPD-Smart EDW technology, to commercial, regional, military and general aviation sectors of the industry. EBACE marked the first time that these two companies appeared together publicly, and visitors to the booth were treated to a wide array of SPD-Smart dimmable solutions including Nuance V2, their second-generation SPD-Smart EDW. Other products featured included the latest version of their smart Acti-Vision interactive window, and SPD-Smart EDWs for VIP helicopters. Also at the Vision Systems booth was another new innovation developed by Vision Systems -embedded electronics and a laminated touch panel for a more compact, easy-to-retrofit solution. On the passenger-facing side of the SPD-Smart EDW panel, the passenger can instantly and precisely tune the tint of the lightweight SPD-Smart EDW by simply touching the bottom of the window itself. On the opposite side, the electronic EDW controller is integrated into the window panel itself. This elegant solution simplifies the aftermarket installation procedure for airlines and operators, and saves space and weight. View this video to see this innovation. Research Frontiers licensee InspecTech, and Fokker Services, a division of GKN Aerospace, have teamed to offer the brand "Element EDW" using SPD-Smart technology. At EBACE, visitors to Fokker's booth had the opportunity to experience a virtual reality tour of a full cabin of Element EDWs. This experience provided perspective on how SPD-Smart EDWs improve the passenger experience for all -- not just those seated at windows. To learn more about InspecTech / Fokker Element EDWs, read this Fokker Element EDW brochure or view this video. SPD-Smart EDWs, supplied by Research Frontiers licensee InspecTech Aero Service, are standard equipment on all three models of Beechcraft King Airs: King Air 350i, King Air 250, and King Air C90GTx. The King Air 250 with these instantly switching SD-Smart EDWs was at this week's EBACE show at the status display of aircraft at Geneva airport. InspecTech is now shipping their "iShade" brand of SPD-Smart EDWs for all three models, and King Airs with the new interiors are now being delivered to customers. To see SPD-Smart EDWs on board the King Air 250 at EBACE, view this video. Other notable aircraft at EBACE that have selected SPD-Smart EDWs The HondaJet HA-420 aircraft, from Honda Aircraft Company, was on display at EBACE. SPD-Smart EDWs, supplied by Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems, are standard equipment on the HondaJet. Also at EBACE was a mockup of the forthcoming Dassault Falcon 5X. SPD-Smart skylights, supplied by Vision Systems, have been selected as standard equipment on this aircraft. To offer business aviation's first skylight, Dassault was faced with a critical need to manage the intense solar light, glare and heat coming into the cabin, and SPD-Smart EDW technology provide the solution. The first delivery of the Falcon 5X is expected in 2020. Research Frontiers ( : REFR) is the developer of SPD-Smart light-control technology which allows users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic, either manually or automatically. Research Frontiers has an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, museums, aircraft and boats. For more information, please visit our website at www.SmartGlass.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Note: From time to time Research Frontiers may issue forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking statements should be considered accordingly. "SPD-Smart" is a trademark of Research Frontiers Inc. "Nuance V2" and "Acti-Vision" are trademarks of Vision Systems. "Element EDW" is a trademark of Fokker services. "iShade" is a trademark of InspecTech Aero Service. "Alteos" is a trademark of PPG Aerospace.


LEESBURG, Va., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Business Jets, a global aircraft charter, jet card membership, sales, and leasing broker salutes Captain Shaesta Waiz as she prepares to embark May 13 from Daytona Beach, FL in a single-engine Beechcraft A36 Bonanza to become the...

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