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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.

July 30, 2007, 10:44 AM

Despite recent news reports suggesting that Sino Swearingen’s Taiwan-government-backed investors are considering exiting the program, “Taiwan continues to support our program,” Mark Fairchild, vice president for marketing and sales, told AIN, “and at the same time is looking for additional

July 30, 2007, 10:36 AM

Cessna parent Textron said last month that revenue for the Wichita- based manufacturer was up by 15 percent in the second quarter of the year, representing a $198 million increase, to $1.3 billion, compared with the same period last year.

July 30, 2007, 10:32 AM

Hawker Beechcraft late last month opened its new international sales headquarters at the Hawarden Airport, Broughton, UK.

July 30, 2007, 10:30 AM

The Phenom 100, Embraer’s four-place, $2.98 million entry into the very light jet market, flew for the first time on July 26 from São Jos dos Campos, Brazil. According to the company, the one hour, thirty-six minute flight was successful.

July 30, 2007, 10:28 AM

Eclipse Aviation surprised the crowds assembled for the opening of this year’s EAA AirVenture show with a new four-place single-engine Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ).

July 30, 2007, 9:40 AM

The Bell/Agusta BA609 civil tiltrotor program is moving forward, according to a Bell spokesman, with two more flight-test ships scheduled to join the two already flying over the next 18 months.

July 27, 2007, 7:28 AM

With stark differences between House and Senate versions of FAA reauthorization bills working their way through Congress, some industry and congressional insiders see little chance of an agreement before September 30, the day when current taxes and fees that support the FAA expire.

July 26, 2007, 11:50 AM

UK charter operator LyddAir has launched its own fractional ownership program, offering shares in a variety of pre-owned twin-engine piston and turboprop airplanes.

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