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April 16, 2007, 11:43 AM

Raytheon Aircraft delivered 35 business jets and 27 King Airs in the second quarter of this year compared with the delivery of 28 jets and 22 King Airs in the same period last year, according to Raytheon’s quarterly financial report released this morning.

April 16, 2007, 11:38 AM

Responding to an increasing number of business jet orders and lengthening backlogs–a boon for manufacturers, but a bane for customers–Cessna, Gulfstream and Raytheon (see item below) are ratcheting up production.

April 16, 2007, 11:36 AM

The DOT issued a “show cause” notice on Executive Jet Management’s plans to launch a business jet commuter operation.

April 16, 2007, 11:34 AM

Companies that allow executives or their families and guests to fly on their aircraft for certain personal reasons will most likely be adversely affected by IRS Notice 2005-45’s deduction limitations.

April 16, 2007, 11:30 AM

Last Friday morning the Bell/Agusta BA609 civil tiltrotor flew over Central Texas with its outboard nacelles rotating forward to full airplane mode for the first time.

April 16, 2007, 7:07 AM

German police arrested AvCraft Aviation CEO Ben Bartel last Wednesday at Frankfurt International Airport for tax evasion.

April 16, 2007, 7:03 AM

A Twin Commander taking off full length from 5,000-foot Runway 12R at North Las Vegas Airport for a VFR surveillance flight appeared never to get out of ground effect before it hit terrain about 600 feet southeast of the runway.

April 16, 2007, 7:02 AM

MD Helicopters completed a restructuring last month in which Patriarch Partners, a New York financial firm, acquired a controlling interest in the Mesa, Ariz. helicopter manufacturer. RDM, a Netherlands-based group that purchased the company from Boeing in 1999, retains a minority interest.

April 16, 2007, 7:00 AM

A study of five commercialized ATC providers by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the safety of air navigation services “has remained the same or improved” compared with when they were operated as noncommercial government agencies.

April 16, 2007, 6:58 AM

Deliveries of new turbine business airplanes in the first half of this year increased by more than 31 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the latest shipment report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released Thursday evening.

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