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May 21, 2007, 6:57 PM

Eclipse Aviation president and CEO Vern Raburn did not wax eloquent with regard to the Avio NG (next generation) avionics upgrade program for the Eclipse 500, other than to say that the company is moving ahead with the project and that the first of two Avio NG-equipped test aircraft will be finis

May 21, 2007, 6:55 PM

Cessna and Eclipse are about to feel some Brazilian heat. The first Phenom 100 very light jet being assembled at manufacturer Embraer’s São José dos Campos factory is scheduled for its first flight next month.

May 21, 2007, 6:45 PM

Hainan Zhong Hangtai General Aviation Airlines Company, the China-based operating entity of Los Angeles, California company Ameritec, placed a firm order for 50 Adam Aircraft A700 very light jets here yesterday.

May 21, 2007, 6:37 PM

Bombardier yesterday announced the sale of two Learjets here at EBACE to European Skytime of Gloucestershire in the UK. The Canadian manufacturer will deliver the Learjet 40XR and 45XR to Skytime within two years.

May 21, 2007, 6:36 PM

Hawker Beechcraft’s latest King Air, the model C90GTi, is joining its larger siblings with a new Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. The C90GT previously was equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line II avionics.

May 21, 2007, 6:31 PM

Show exhibitors here at EBACE 2007 are expecting to break last year’s attendance records. Speaking at the EBACE press lunch on Monday, EBAA chief executive Brian Humphries hinted at  10,000-plus visitors, which would surpass last year’s total of 9,743 registered attendees.

May 21, 2007, 6:27 PM

On May 20, Peter Edwards, formerly president of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Division, took over as group CEO at Jet Aviation, succeeding interim CEO Carl  Hirschmann. Edwards is now responsible for all of Jet Aviation’s global activities.

May 21, 2007, 6:23 PM

Grob Aerospace (Booth No. 1277) is showcasing a six-passenger fuselage mockup of the Grob SPn light business jet with a new cabin interior from the Porsche Design Studio. The mockup includes the aft lavatory configuration and the SPn cockpit, similarly created by Porsche Design.

May 21, 2007, 6:20 PM

An Airbus A319 Corporate Jet (ACJ) will be getting a touch of Italian haute couture when Versace, in collaboration with TAG Aircraft Interiors, designs its first business jet interior for a customer aircraft.

May 21, 2007, 6:16 PM

Boeing Business Jets yesterday announced seven new orders since January–for six BBJs and one executive/VIP version of the 787-9 Dreamliner–valued at $478 million at current list prices.

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