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October 2, 2006, 7:52 AM

Chinese operator Hainan Airlines announced at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition that it will open an authorized service center for Raytheon’s Premier I and Hawker 800XP.

October 2, 2006, 7:41 AM

Gulfstream is set to deliver the first G450 to an Asian customer by the end of this month.

October 2, 2006, 6:41 AM

Business jet passengers in the Asia-Pacific market will appreciate the generous cabin space Embraer’s Legacy offers, according to Guan Dongyuan, managing director of the Brazilian manufacturer’s Chinese joint venture.

October 2, 2006, 6:36 AM

Roger Whyte, Cessna’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, told attendees at the first ABACE that Cessna’s presence in the country dates back to 1982.

October 2, 2006, 6:04 AM

Bombardier sold four business jets to Asian customers during July and August. At the ABACE show in Shanghai it announced that Japanese operator Global Wings is buying a second Learjet 45XR.

October 2, 2006, 6:02 AM

Operators of foreign business aircraft need all the help they can get in China. Shanghai’s Foreign Aircraft Service (Fasco), operating since 1988 under the authority of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, can secure necessary government approvals in as timely a manner as possible.

October 2, 2006, 6:01 AM

The volume of business aircraft flying into China is continuing to increase. According to the Shanghai airport authority, the number of corporate movements into the country’s main business city has been growing by as much as 15 percent in recent years to reach a total of 1,200 last year.

October 2, 2006, 5:58 AM

Presenting an update of Japanese business aviation initiatives, Masaki Nakatani, associate secretary general of the Japan Business Aviation Association (JBAA), said, “There has been a slight increase in the number of business aircraft landing in Japan between 2000 and last year (up to 15,113 from

October 2, 2006, 5:44 AM

China is moving to embrace business aviation more quickly than Japan, according to Dominik Steiner, president of start-up aircraft management firm Newjetco.

October 2, 2006, 5:42 AM

The inaugural Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition has created a key bridgehead for business aviation in the world’s most economically dynamic region. More than 2,100 visitors attended the event from August 9 through 11 in Shanghai, China.