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March 6, 2007, 10:56 AM

Shipments of general aviation aircraft last year increased significantly over 2005, resulting in record highs in billings and in business jet deliveries.

March 6, 2007, 10:44 AM

For years manufacturers have been anticipating a business aviation boom in the Middle East, but a meaningful expansion of the customer base has been slow to come in that part of the world.

March 6, 2007, 10:02 AM

General aviation’s concerns found a firm basis last month when the FAA presented a reauthorization proposal that includes a more than 300-percent hike in the fuel tax and myriad fees for obtaining a pilot’s license, registering an airplane or receiving a medical.

March 6, 2007, 7:58 AM

Eclipse Aviation and United Airlines have “mutually agreed to terminate their pilot training program,” according to Michelle Burns, manager of training development for United’s flight training division.

March 6, 2007, 7:55 AM

Heinz Kohli, who in May 2003 was named CEO of Jet Aviation Group, abruptly decided to leave the company “effective immediately.” In revealing this development today, officials of the Zurich-based worldwide business aviation services conglomerate would not comment beyond saying, “Differences over

March 6, 2007, 7:53 AM

One week after revealing that Avidyne’s involvement in the program has ended, Eclipse Aviation today named a number of replacement suppliers for the Eclipse 500’s Avio avionics system.

March 6, 2007, 7:52 AM

While it is normal for a start-up to experience teething troubles, Eclipse Aviation president and CEO Vern Raburn conceded in letters sent last week to Eclipse 500 customers that his company has had “far more challenges than we anticipated.” For some time, serious problems–what Raburn calls a “pe

March 5, 2007, 9:24 AM

The FAA released a proposal on Monday and another today for a number of special conditions related to the certification of the Dassault Falcon 7X, which is expected in the second quarter.

March 5, 2007, 9:23 AM

Bell Helicopter yesterday revealed it has discontinued the 417 development project, announced with much fanfare at last year’s Heli-Expo, where the company took deposits for 136 copies of the aircraft, which was based on the popular 407.

March 5, 2007, 9:21 AM

Coming off its best year ever in terms of sales, Robinson Helicopter president and founder Frank Robinson today confirmed in an interview with AINtv long-time speculation that the company is developing a five-seat turbine-powered helicopter called the R66.

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