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July 30, 2007, 11:03 AM

General Dynamics’ aerospace division, which includes Gulfstream and its support cousin, General Dynamics Aviation Services, had $1.2 billion in sales in the second quarter, up more than 13 percent from the same time a year ago. Earnings increased 20 percent, to $200 million.

July 30, 2007, 11:01 AM

As this issue went to press, Cessna was single-handedly attempting to prove that economies of scale are alive and well in aviation. Only a few weeks after the manufacturer announced it would become the first major U.S.

July 30, 2007, 10:58 AM

Signature Flight Support parent BBA Aviation sold Oxford Airport in the UK to private investment group OA Acquisitions for £40 million ($80 million) late last month.

July 30, 2007, 10:54 AM

Pratt & Whitney Canada said last month its PW600 engine has been selected to power the new Epic Victory single-engine VLJ. Up to that point, Epic had used the Williams FJ33-4A for the Victory. P&WC’s PT6A-67 had previously been selected to power Epic’s Dynasty turboprop.

July 30, 2007, 10:45 AM

A “verification prototype” of Cirrus’s recently unveiled “personal jet” could fly within two or three years, according to company officials.

July 30, 2007, 10:44 AM

Despite recent news reports suggesting that Sino Swearingen’s Taiwan-government-backed investors are considering exiting the program, “Taiwan continues to support our program,” Mark Fairchild, vice president for marketing and sales, told AIN, “and at the same time is looking for additional

July 30, 2007, 10:36 AM

Cessna parent Textron said last month that revenue for the Wichita- based manufacturer was up by 15 percent in the second quarter of the year, representing a $198 million increase, to $1.3 billion, compared with the same period last year.

July 30, 2007, 10:32 AM

Hawker Beechcraft late last month opened its new international sales headquarters at the Hawarden Airport, Broughton, UK.

July 30, 2007, 10:30 AM

The Phenom 100, Embraer’s four-place, $2.98 million entry into the very light jet market, flew for the first time on July 26 from São Jos dos Campos, Brazil. According to the company, the one hour, thirty-six minute flight was successful.

July 30, 2007, 10:28 AM

Eclipse Aviation surprised the crowds assembled for the opening of this year’s EAA AirVenture show with a new four-place single-engine Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ).

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