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July 5, 2007, 11:59 AM

Brazilian airframer Embraer’s new Phenom 100 very light jet is currently undergoing ground testing in preparation for its first flight. The VLJ has already concluded its engine run, which saw the Phenom’s two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F engines installed and tested on the airframe.

July 5, 2007, 11:56 AM

• Congressional debates on war funding consumed much of lawmakers’ time and much national media attention. The House passed the $504 billion National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 397-27.

July 5, 2007, 11:52 AM

John Douglass, who became only the seventh full-time chief executive of the Aerospace Industries Association in 1998, plans to retire as the group’s president and CEO on December 31. The AIA was founded in 1919 and counts Orville Wright and Glen Curtiss as early members.

July 5, 2007, 11:48 AM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has teamed with a New Zealand-based company to provide the international aviation community with aviation English training to meet a new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirement that identifies English as the official, recognized lan

July 5, 2007, 11:43 AM

Speaking at an International Civil Aviation Organization meeting on emissions held in Montreal, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey told several hundred government aviation officials and industry representatives that perceptions that aviation does not care about the environment and that it is respons

July 5, 2007, 11:22 AM

Embraer has launched a program to add as much as 300 nm of range to its 70-
and 76-seat E-Jets. Dubbed the E170AR and E175AR, the airplanes will receive the

July 5, 2007, 11:19 AM

The planned Liberty Air Ventures FBO at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) has encountered some site delays, according to president and CEO Mary Pilgrim. “We hope to break ground next month,” she told AIN.

July 5, 2007, 11:10 AM

It’s too soon to know the fate of the so-called user-fee bills working their way through the sausage-making legislative apparatus in Washington, D.C., but the senate’s FAA reauthorization legislation includes a stipulation that would allow the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to impose w

July 5, 2007, 11:08 AM

Encore FBO bought the sole FBO at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md., the chain’s fourth U.S. FBO and second with a jet charter operation, avionics and heavy maintenance services. Encore also owns three FBOs in Europe, the most recent of which is in Nice, France.

July 5, 2007, 11:05 AM

Aircraft arresting system manufacturer Esco has completed its first Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) installations outside the U.S., at China’s Jiuzhai-Huanglong Airport in Sichuan Province.

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