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July 23, 2007, 10:10 AM

In a first for an avionics installer, Duncan Aviation has certified and installed the Universal Avionics EFI-890R retrofit cockpit system in a customer Challenger 600.

July 23, 2007, 10:05 AM

“The brake system and emergency brake system were functionally checked, and no abnormalities were noted,” according to an NTSB preliminary investigation report of the Citation CJ2 that ran off the runway into the water trying to land at Bader Field, Atlantic City, N.J., on May 15.

July 23, 2007, 10:05 AM

As plans move ahead for certification of the Eclipse 500 in early 2006, Eclipse Aviation unveiled details of its six-phase pilot training program.

July 23, 2007, 10:04 AM

Fractional ownership operator CitationShares has officially launched its Vector JetCard program, allowing individuals and companies to pre-pay for 25 hours of private flight time on CitationShares-operated aircraft.

July 23, 2007, 10:02 AM

The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C.-based global private equity firm with extensive aerospace and defense holdings, has “signed a definitive agreement to acquire Garrett Aviation Services from General Electric Company.” According to industry sources, the agreement calls for a cash acquisition v

July 23, 2007, 10:01 AM

The Teal Group released its annual 10-year forecast of the helicopter market on July 19. Despite its overall optimism, however, there was no good news for the civil segment.

July 23, 2007, 10:01 AM

Macquarie Infrastructure of Sydney, Australia, entered into an agreement to pay $59 million to purchase Las Vegas Executive Terminal, one of two FBOs at McCarran International Airport. The acquisition, subject to government and shareholder approvals, will expand the company’s U.S.

July 23, 2007, 9:52 AM

The FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Fla., has a reputation for highly trained graduates with the skills and knowledge to move into the right seat of turbine aircraft.

July 23, 2007, 9:51 AM

At about 11:30 a.m. today a Merlin SA226T registered to Maci Leasing of Edison, N.J., crashed at Teterboro Airport, N.J. The twin turboprop came to rest at the south end of Runway 1 facing south. A fire ignited but it was extinguished within 15 minutes, according to officials.

July 23, 2007, 9:47 AM

Business aircraft continue to assume roles in the airline industry. EADS Sogerma Services of Toulouse, France, has begun converting the first of two Airbus A319s for new careers as “premium class” aircraft operated by Saudi Arabia’s National Air Services on scheduled and charter flights.

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