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January 29, 2007, 9:57 AM

While the business aviation industry continues to show signs of a steady recovery, U.S. companies are facing new market challenges, one in the form of a dollar that is weaker than the euro, and another in the tougher visa regulations implemented after 9/11.

January 29, 2007, 9:57 AM

Starting with the Citation X, Cessna is slowly rolling out new software versions of flight and maintenance manuals for its currently-manufactured business jets. The software, provided by long-time Cessna vendor Arbortext of Ann Arbor, Mich., is available in CD and online versions.

January 29, 2007, 9:56 AM

The FAA is taking what the Transportation Department inspector general (IG) calls a “long overdue step” with regard to its standard terminal automation replacement system (Stars), trying to decide how best to salvage a program begun in 1996 and still not fully deployed.

January 29, 2007, 9:56 AM

Hamilton Aerospace Technology, a maintenance, engineering and modification firm that started 57 years ago as Hamilton Aviation, is expanding its narrowbody airliner services to include regional jets.

January 29, 2007, 9:55 AM

The IRS has issued temporary guidelines on the bonus depreciation option.

January 29, 2007, 9:53 AM

A Gulfstream IISP (for Special Performance–GIIs equipped with Aviation Partners’ winglets) set a world speed record December 15 on its way from Los Angeles to Kitty Hawk, N.C. The record flight was made to honor the Wright brothers’ first manned powered flight 100 years ago.

January 29, 2007, 9:53 AM

MSA Aircraft Products of San Antonio has introduced its Accordia pleated window shade systems for the Embraer Legacy, Gulfstream 200 (as well as an Accordia ultra-light window assembly for all Gulfstreams), Piaggio Avanti and Learjet 35.

January 29, 2007, 9:51 AM

Lou Martin and Associates of San Antonio is offering its new generation window shade system for widebody large executive aircraft.

January 29, 2007, 9:50 AM

The solution to sun glare, long a problem in the cabin, has in the past meant pulling the shades to block out the light.

January 29, 2007, 9:49 AM

Paradize II, an advanced cabin management system linking all the aircraft’s in-flight entertainment and cabin lighting components, has been installed on an executive Airbus A330, and the Montierchaume, France, company is now making it available to the business jet industry as “Paradize II Lite.”

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