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July 2, 2007, 9:14 AM
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Two years after it announced the launch of its Phenom 100 very light jet program (at EBACE 2005), Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer celebrated the rollout of the first aircraft on June 16 at its São Jose dos Campos headquarters.

June 28, 2007, 12:46 PM

The FAA said it is not going to act on nearly half of all comments submitted during a standard regulatory review that began in February 2004. By executive order, the agency is required to conduct a regular review of all regulations to ensure they are current and necessary.

June 28, 2007, 12:45 PM

NATA president James Coyne expressed support for OpSpec A008 this morning at the first annual NATA air charter summit in Leesburg, Va. “We need safety standards for the whole industry,” he said.

June 28, 2007, 12:43 PM

Recent news reports from Taiwan suggesting that the Taiwanese government is unwilling to continue funding Sino Swearingen Aircraft’s SJ30 program are not accurate, according to Hamish Harding, chairman of the UK’s Action Aviation, which has 159 SJ30s on order.

June 28, 2007, 12:41 PM

The House of Representatives issued its long-anticipated version of the FAA reauthorization bill last night, and user fees are not included.

June 28, 2007, 12:40 PM
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Cirrus unveiled the mock-up of its long-awaited “personal jet” this afternoon at company headquarters in Duluth, Minn.

June 27, 2007, 6:58 AM

All systems go! That was the message from the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter briefing at the Paris Air Show last week. The first test flights have already provided good validation of some of the aircraft’s unique features.

June 26, 2007, 10:52 AM

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the early development phase of the Single European Sky Iris program, a research initiative designed to improve air traffic management through satellite-based air-to-ground communication links.

June 26, 2007, 10:49 AM

In May, Piper Aircraft confirmed that it was looking for suitable sites to relocate the company’s headquarters and to establish PiperJet manufacturing. A significant factor in the move is insurance costs, which have risen tenfold due to hurricanes.

June 26, 2007, 10:44 AM

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) said in testimony last week to the Senate subcommittee on aviation operations, safety and security that foreign repair stations are safe and subject to heavy oversight.

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