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July 13, 2007, 11:15 AM

Fly-by-wire (FBW) flight controls have been commonplace in fighters and Airbus airliners for years, but the technology has remained out of reach for all but a handful of business jet pilots.

July 12, 2007, 11:36 AM

Eclipse Aviation has submitted a final report to the FAA detailing tests of a pitot/angle-of-attack probe fix for the Eclipse 500 VLJ and expects FAA approval shortly.

July 12, 2007, 11:35 AM

Epic’s single-engine Victory jet made its first flight on July 6 from Roberts Field in Redmond, Ore. The Williams International FJ33-4A-powered jet was unveiled at the Sun ’n’ Fun show in April, and first flight took place 202 days after design work began.

July 12, 2007, 11:34 AM

A Safety Alert for Operators released this week by the FAA gives new insight into what might have been a contributing factor in the collision between an Embraer Legacy operated by ExcelAire and a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 over the Amazon jungle last September.

July 12, 2007, 11:33 AM

Corporate aviation took flak on FAA funding proposals this morning as the architects of S.1300, the Senate FAA financing bill that includes a $25 user fee for most flights, made it clear they want business aircraft users to pay more toward ATC modernization.

July 10, 2007, 11:39 AM

The NTSB issued an update last week on the Citation II that crashed into Lake Michigan shortly after departing General Mitchell International (MKE) in Milwaukee last month, killing all aboard.

July 10, 2007, 11:38 AM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) said in a letter to the FAA that 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 10, 2007, 11:37 AM

Business aviation experienced 25 accidents in the first six months of this year, down from 29 in the same period last year, according to data released last week by Robert Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

July 10, 2007, 11:36 AM

Some 15,000 well-wishers witnessed the first public appearance of the Boeing 787 in Everett, Wash., on Sunday (07/08/07, not coincidentally), an event broadcast live via satellite in nine languages and “potentially” reaching more than 100 million people.

July 10, 2007, 11:34 AM

Private equity company The Carlyle Group, which has been steadily assembling business aviation assets in recent years, plans to add transportation communications and systems engineering specialist Arinc to its portfolio.

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