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October 10, 2007, 5:50 AM

In a continuing realignment of its Beechcraft and Hawker product lines, Raytheon Aircraft announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition last month in Geneva that it is dropping the venerable Beechjet 400A name and replacing it with Hawker 400XP.

October 10, 2007, 5:38 AM

Former interim president Michael Redenbaugh did not return to his previous job at Honeywell as reported. Instead, he accepted the post of CEO at Bell Helicopter. Redenbaugh, 44, succeeds John Murphey, who has been named Bell chairman emeritus after spending less than 18 months in the top slot.

October 10, 2007, 5:31 AM

President Bush planned to sign legislation that will increase from 30 percent to 50 percent the first-year depreciation allowance for capital goods, including aircraft.

October 10, 2007, 5:29 AM

Galileo, Europe’s $4.2 billion rival to GPS, is in jeopardy of cancellation following clashes between EU nations over project budgeting, officials said. Several EU nations have voiced concern about Galileo’s high cost, complaining they have been left out of commercial bidding negotiations.

October 10, 2007, 5:21 AM

AOPA has proposed that the city of Chicago apply for $41 million in federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding to buy Meigs Field from its current owner, the Chicago Park District.

October 10, 2007, 5:13 AM

Flight Options, the second-largest fractional operator behind NetJets, and Raytheon Aircraft Services (RAS) reached an agreement in which RAS will provide all maintenance for the operator’s entire fleet.

October 10, 2007, 4:55 AM

According to the NTSB, faulty maintenance contributed to the crash of an Air Midwest Beech 1900D seconds after taking off from Charlotte, N.C., on January 8, killing all 21 people aboard.

October 10, 2007, 4:49 AM

An investigation into problems with the quality of flight-data recorder information has led the NTSB to recommend modifications to FDR processing systems on several regional jet models and to ask the FAA to survey all aircraft models with FDRs to ensure that all required information is being proc

October 10, 2007, 4:47 AM

Dassault Falcon Jet broke ground on May 27 for a larger and technically enhanced paint shop at its completion center in Little Rock, Ark., Dassault Aviation’s largest facility outside France. The $8 million, 46,000-sq-ft facility will be used primarily for the new 5,700-nm Falcon 7X.

October 10, 2007, 4:46 AM

Fokker Services has launched a program, supported by key suppliers, to remarket and maintain used Fokker 50 twin turboprops.

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