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August 29, 2007, 6:40 AM

A Brazilian judge asked ExcelAire pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino to return to Brazil to testify at the August 27 beginning of the trial on criminal charges, but according to Joel Weiss, their U.S. attorney, the two pilots did not return to Brazil to testify.

August 29, 2007, 6:23 AM

The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) is gaining momentum, president and CEO Rich Gage announced at the association’s annual general meeting in July.

August 29, 2007, 6:18 AM

It may sound unreal, but it seems likely that future pilots could use a takeoff checklist sequence that reads “V1, rotate, V2, gear, climb power, check NOx, CO2, noise, flaps…”

August 29, 2007, 5:49 AM

Ant farmers have a goal: keep the ant colony alive. The ant farmer’s job is to keep the ant colony thriving in the face of predators, disease, poison and human beings stomping them to death.

August 29, 2007, 5:37 AM

The FAA completed validation flights last month for DayJet’s fleet of 12 Eclipse 500s, bringing the company one step closer to launching the first fully digital operation.

August 29, 2007, 5:21 AM
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Embraer’s first Phenom 100 lands at the company’s main facilities at São Jose dos Campos, Brazil,  following a certification test flight on August 6. The aircraft made its first flight on July 26, and certification is expected in the second quarter of next year.

August 29, 2007, 5:15 AM

Said by some to be flat on the canvas and awaiting only the referee’s count, the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) staged a rather remarkable recovery last month, playing to a record number of attendees and signing exhibitors who were demanding more space next

August 29, 2007, 5:12 AM

With Congress out of town for its “summer district work period,” there was little action on the FAA’s reauthorization bill, and the nagging question of how to fund the agency for the next four years hung over the legislature as the September 30 deadline loomed.

August 29, 2007, 4:53 AM

Embraer gained FAA certification for the E195 last month, more than a year after it won certification for the 110-seat airliner from European and Brazilian authorities and delivered the first production example to launch customer Flybe of the UK.

August 29, 2007, 4:52 AM

Bombardier continued its deliberate penetration of South and Central America last month with an order from Mexico’s AeroLineas MesoAmericanas (ALMA) for a pair of CRJ900s.

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