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July 30, 2007, 12:19 PM

London-based flight planning group Flight-Operations. com has been rebranded under the name Air Planner.

July 30, 2007, 12:18 PM

Six air charter brokers have formed the Air Charter Association of North America (Acana) to improve standards within the broker industry. Members can work only with Part 121 and Part 135 operators and must meet a set of 12 requirements before they qualify for membership.

July 30, 2007, 12:17 PM

An EC 130 operated by New York City’s Liberty Helicopters made a forced landing into the Hudson River last month during an otherwise routine sightseeing flight.

July 30, 2007, 12:16 PM

Spain has a new executive charter company in the shape of CorporateJets XXI. The Barcelona-based operation was launched with a E30 million ($39 million) investment and will initially operate an eight-passenger Cessna Citation XLS and a 14-passenger Dassault Falcon 900.

July 30, 2007, 12:14 PM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) said in a letter to the FAA last month that its Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) should not be mandatory. According to the association, language contained within the SAFOs might allow some FAA inspectors to think they are.

July 30, 2007, 11:03 AM

General Dynamics’ aerospace division, which includes Gulfstream and its support cousin, General Dynamics Aviation Services, had $1.2 billion in sales in the second quarter, up more than 13 percent from the same time a year ago. Earnings increased 20 percent, to $200 million.

July 30, 2007, 11:01 AM

As this issue went to press, Cessna was single-handedly attempting to prove that economies of scale are alive and well in aviation. Only a few weeks after the manufacturer announced it would become the first major U.S.

July 30, 2007, 10:58 AM

Signature Flight Support parent BBA Aviation sold Oxford Airport in the UK to private investment group OA Acquisitions for £40 million ($80 million) late last month.

July 30, 2007, 10:54 AM

Pratt & Whitney Canada said last month its PW600 engine has been selected to power the new Epic Victory single-engine VLJ. Up to that point, Epic had used the Williams FJ33-4A for the Victory. P&WC’s PT6A-67 had previously been selected to power Epic’s Dynasty turboprop.

July 30, 2007, 10:45 AM

A “verification prototype” of Cirrus’s recently unveiled “personal jet” could fly within two or three years, according to company officials.

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