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September 21, 2007, 6:41 AM

The latest member of the CitationJet family, the CJ4, is beginning to take shape on jigs and fixtures at Cessna’s headquarters in Wichita. “The first test airplane is in build status,” said Norm Baker, Citation CJ4 program manager.

September 21, 2007, 6:39 AM

Jetscape Services said it plans to expand its FBOs at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Florida as the first step in a new partnership with a Miami-based private-investment firm.

September 21, 2007, 6:37 AM

Atlantic Aviation and its owner, Macquarie Infrastructure, plan to rebrand a number of the recently acquired FBOs under the Atlantic Aviation brand.

September 21, 2007, 6:35 AM

Dassault Aviation is progressing with its plans for a super midsize Falcon scheduled for an official launch at the end of the year. The French manufacturer has selected a 10,000-pound-thrust Rolls-Royce engine for the airplane, which is projected to enter service in 2013.

September 21, 2007, 6:35 AM

For years, Dassault’s marketing executives maintained the position that Falcon business jets flew perfectly well without the aerodynamic benefits of winglets. But then something strange happened.

September 21, 2007, 6:32 AM

Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment firm, has a thing for business aviation, according to Sanjeev Mehra, the firm’s managing director. Raytheon Aircraft, purchased on March 26 this year, was its most recent acquisition.

September 21, 2007, 6:31 AM

The Dassault Falcon 2000 series is getting a facelift, with increased range for the Falcon 2000LX (which replaces the 2000EX) and slightly less range for the Falcon 2000DX (which supersedes the Falcon 2000).

September 21, 2007, 6:31 AM

The first Citation Mustang to be delivered to a European customer arrived in Europe earlier this month when British-based entrepreneur and pilot Jane Howell landed at the London-area Farnborough Airport on September 5, having flown the new light jet across the Atlantic from Wichita.

September 21, 2007, 6:28 AM

EPG Insurance introduced a out-of-warranty maintenance plan that the company said covers almost all unscheduled repairs on small business jets and turboprops. The coverage plan, called Av-Guard, is restricted to aircraft that sell for $3 million or less.

September 21, 2007, 6:28 AM

Virgin Charter (Booth 1228), a new full-service online marketplace from Sir Richard Branson bringing together buyers and sellers of private air travel, has announced that it is launching a quality assessment program for private aviation.

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