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October 12, 2006, 6:01 AM

Gulfstream is on its way to establishing an in-house record of sorts. The Savannah, Ga. OEM expects to exceed 2,000 flight-test hours this year, nearly four times the 542 hours logged in 2001 for early testing of the G550.

October 12, 2006, 6:00 AM

Taking a page from Henry Ford–who once said that “people can have the Model T in any color, so long as it’s black”–Eclipse 500’s very light jet customers can order the interior in any color, so long as it’s one of four being offered.

October 12, 2006, 5:58 AM

After spending 14 years as a corporate pilot, Houston businessman Ron Henricksen announced plans for a business aviation airport on property he owns on the west side of the city.

October 12, 2006, 5:56 AM

Sierra Aviation, an FBO and charter/management firm based in Portomaso, Malta, now has a marketing and sales office in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands.

October 12, 2006, 5:55 AM

Fractional operator Flight Options has launched Global Access, an overseas travel program using a fleet of nearly 100 charter aircraft accessible to the company’s aircraft owners to provide a seamless travel experience in Europe and Asia.

October 12, 2006, 5:54 AM

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 19 officially opened Hangar E for business at California’s San Jose Jet Center.

October 12, 2006, 5:53 AM

Raytheon Aircraft is now offering a complete package of RVSM compliance paperwork and flight-test services for operators of Beechcraft and Hawker turbine business aircraft once they are equipped and approved with RVSM avionics.

October 12, 2006, 5:50 AM

With the announcement last month of its intent to acquire Garrett Aviation Services, The Carlyle Group is creating a formidable business aviation industry presence in the U.S.

October 12, 2006, 5:47 AM

When Hurricane Charley slammed into the heavily populated west coast of Florida last month, it came with unpredicted fury. Forecasters had issued warnings for a Category 2 storm (sustained winds of 96 to 110 mph), but the system strengthened rapidly as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico.

October 12, 2006, 5:24 AM

In the rating codes chart in AIN’s 2004 product support survey (August, page 20), the overall average shown for Honeywell (Allied Signal/Textron Lycoming) turbofan engines should be 5.592. The value is incorrectly given as 6.592.