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November 8, 2007, 10:32 AM

Wichita-based Hawker Beechcraft yesterday reported third-quarter pre-tax profits of $62.1 million and quarterly aircraft sales of $871 million, resulting in a backlog of $5.2 billion.

November 8, 2007, 10:29 AM

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its third-quarter shipment and billings report today, and the news is good for the business aviation industry.

November 8, 2007, 2:42 AM

The impressive growth of business aviation in the Middle East hasn’t excluded the region’s executive charter companies, some of which have been enjoying their most lucrative stretch  ever.

November 8, 2007, 2:40 AM

There is a bit of an ironic twist in the continuing fast-pace growth of business aviation in the Middle East.

November 8, 2007, 2:37 AM

Eurocopter (Stand C220) expects the long-anticipated growth in demand for civil helicopters in the Middle East to materialize now and it believes the market’s emergence will have been worth the wait.

November 8, 2007, 2:30 AM

The news that Pratt & Whitney had beaten Rolls-Royce and General Electric in the competition to power the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) was received in the company’s Connecticut headquarters with more than the usual celebration.

November 8, 2007, 2:26 AM

The debate about the design of future commercial aircraft engines broadened this year as concerns mounted over the effect aircraft engines may be having on global warming, while the cost of aviation fuel rocketed and noise became ever more of an issue.

November 8, 2007, 2:15 AM

The boom in air travel throughout the Middle East and beyond has certainly reaped economic rewards, but not without a significant amount of growing pain, particularly in countries where the existing infrastructure can barely support today’s level of traffic.

November 8, 2007, 2:12 AM

Synthetic fuel seems to be the new Holy Grail of air transport. The prospect of oil reserve depletion, the need to curb CO2 emissions and energy security concerns are all encouraging the industry to find a viable alternative to the current jet-A1 kerosene that can be used in current engines.

November 8, 2007, 2:10 AM

Embraer (Stand E614) has opened a sales office here in Dubai in a bid to gain a larger share of what it views as a booming market for business aircraft in the Middle East.

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