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September 26, 2007, 3:42 PM
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Flush with a $200 million cash infusion from Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya and a $170 million order book, turboprop and VLJ maker Epic Aircraft announced that it is in initial talks with Airbus on a technology- and knowledge-sharing agreement.

September 26, 2007, 3:38 PM

“Had the show been later in the year, we definitely would have launched the Large Cabin Concept [LCC] airplane here at the NBAA Convention,” Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton told NBAA Convention News.

September 26, 2007, 3:36 PM

The second Phenom 100 VLJ took flight yesterday, departing from Embraer headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Captains Marcio Brisolla Jordão and Antonio Bragança Silva were at the controls, assisted by flight engineer Carlos Roberto Silveira Filho.

September 26, 2007, 3:31 PM

In a bid to expand its capabilities to service larger turbine engines, Standard Aero has purchased turbine engine component overhauler TSS Aviation of Cincinnati, Ohio, for $65 million.

September 26, 2007, 3:28 PM

With the addition of new partners, the Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio Aero (Booth No. 3717) is increasing its U.S. presence, and in particular its commitment to customer support in the North American market.

September 26, 2007, 3:21 PM

Fokker Services (Booth No. 4723) recently signed an agreement to convert a pre-owned Airbus A321 to a “high-end” executive ride for an unidentified Middle

September 26, 2007, 3:20 PM

Hawker Beechcraft has awarded Emteq of New Berlin, Wis., an initial contract to install its FAA-certified Elements seat heaters as an option aboard Hawker Beechcraft King Airs. The seat-heater design features lumbar and seat heat that can be individually controlled by the passenger.

September 26, 2007, 3:19 PM

New 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELT) from Emergency Beacon Corp. are at the New Rochelle, N.Y. company’s booth (No. 4074).

September 26, 2007, 3:18 PM

Piaggio Aero and FlightSafety International have expanded their training services agreement, whereby they will place another Piaggio aircraft simulator at FlightSafety’s West Palm Beach, Fla. learning center in 2008.

September 26, 2007, 3:16 PM

Rolls-Royce and Cessna celebrated delivery of the 5,000th Citation here yesterday, a Citation X powered by two 6,442-pound-thrust Rolls-Royce AE3007C turbofans.

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