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September 20, 2007, 7:25 AM

When Airbus tentatively entered the corporate jet market a decade ago with the ACJ, its expectations for the airplane were modest. Success would be measured in single-digit sales primarily to wealthy individuals in the Middle East who dreamed of creating miniature flying palaces.

September 20, 2007, 7:24 AM

When Kenny Dichter and a buddy from college first had the idea for Marquis Jet, the travel card program that sells time aboard NetJets business jets in 25-hour increments, “We had a vision that this business could be a very big one,” he said.

September 20, 2007, 7:20 AM

The static display is one of the highlights of each year’s NBAA Convention, where manufacturers and operators show off their crown jewels before potential customers and competitors.

September 20, 2007, 7:17 AM

It’s always big news when a new aircraft model is introduced at NBAA. Worldwide Aeros Corp., making its first NBAA appearance this week, hopes that introducing an entirely new category of air vehicle will be really big news.

September 20, 2007, 7:17 AM

The BA609 tiltrotor that flew at the Paris Air Show put on an impressive display, but potential buyers said they  had misgivings about the hybrid design. Several of the operators interviewed deemed the aircraft’s performance “fabulous,” if only in theory.

September 20, 2007, 7:16 AM

Arinc Direct yesterday announced that it now offers mobile flight-planning services that pilots can access on Blackberries or other personal wireless devices.

September 20, 2007, 7:15 AM

Bell and Agusta continue their development of the BA609 civil tiltrotor, a joint effort that has been ongoing for more than a decade.

September 20, 2007, 7:13 AM

Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) makes its official debut at the NBAA show this week as the new, expanded wheels-and-brakes division of the UK-based aerospace systems group. Meggitt is also showcasing new sensor technology here in Atlanta.

September 20, 2007, 7:10 AM

By our count, there are more than a dozen aircraft ranging from single-engine personal jets to twin-engine very light jets either in the very early stages of development, well along toward certification or, as in the case of the Cessna Mustang and Eclipse 500, already in service.

September 20, 2007, 7:05 AM

Like most of the major manufacturers, Dassault reports stepped-up sales demand from markets outside the U.S., particularly those in Western Europe and Russia.

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