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July 2, 2007, 10:04 AM

The AgustaWestland AW119 Ke received EASA certification at the Paris Air Show last month. The helicopter, a derivative of the A119, was announced in late February at this year’s Heli-Expo in Orlando.

July 2, 2007, 9:56 AM

In an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last month, Macquarie Infrastructure revealed that it is adding two FBOs at Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport in Northern California to its acquisition of the Mercury Air Centers FBO chain.

July 2, 2007, 9:52 AM

A Piaggio Avanti blew its two main gear tires during a runway incursion at Teterboro Airport on June 17. The Avanti, operated by Avantair, was cleared to depart Runway 24. Forty seconds later, Cirrus SR22 N6026K was cleared to depart Runway 19, which intersects Runway 24.

July 2, 2007, 9:47 AM

The new owners of Hawker Beechcraft are starting on a high note. The company announced greatly improved first-quarter earnings last month, with net sales in the first quarter of this year up 32.3 percent from the same period a year ago, to $667.8 million.

July 2, 2007, 9:45 AM

American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino were indicted last month for their alleged part in the collision of their Embraer Legacy with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 over the Amazon jungle last September in which all aboard the airliner died.

July 2, 2007, 9:41 AM

The Falcon 2000DX made its first flight late last month with little fanfare. The aircraft is essentially a shorter-range version of the company’s popular 2000EX (3,250 nm versus the 2000EX’s 3,800 nm). According to Dassault, the new 2000DX will excel in time to climb–17 minutes to 41,000 feet.

July 2, 2007, 9:35 AM

Since March, Boston-bound business travelers have enjoyed Logan International Airport’s first modern FBO in many years, the new Signature Flight Support facility, which held a grand-opening ceremony on June 22.

July 2, 2007, 9:31 AM

Aerion, the U.S. company seeking to attract risk-sharing partners for a proposed supersonic business jet, has announced a number of design changes that it said are necessary to achieve weight and performance targets.

July 2, 2007, 9:29 AM

NetJets put some more distance between itself and mere market mortals at the Paris Air Show last month with an order for 96 new Cessna Citations valued at more than $1 billion.

July 2, 2007, 9:23 AM

Dassault Aviation and Rolls-Royce are teaming in a partnership that stands to boost Rolls-Royce’s 34-percent market share in the business jet sector.

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