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May 31, 2007, 6:25 AM

The growing Encore FBO chain on May 18 added a seventh FBO, the former Frederick Aviation at Frederick Airport in Maryland. This is Encore’s fourth U.S. FBO and second purchase of an FBO with a business jet charter operation and maintenance/avionics facilities.

May 31, 2007, 6:19 AM

Hawker Beechcraft hopes to continue to stave off competition from VLJs with two new upgrades–announced last month at EBACE–to the stalwart King Air turboprop line.

May 31, 2007, 6:15 AM

Dassault revealed a new Falcon 2000 with winglets at EBACE. The new 2000LX, which is based on the company’s popular 2000EX, will provide 200 nm more range than its sibling.

May 31, 2007, 6:08 AM

The newly formed Hawker Beechcraft announced its first fleet sale at EBACE in Geneva last month. NetJets Europe signed a contract for the purchase of 32 Hawker 4000 super-midsize jets. Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin next year and continue through 2016.

May 31, 2007, 5:54 AM

Embraer has selected the CAE Burgess Hill, UK training center as the European training location for the Phenom 100 VLJ and Phenom 300 light jet. CAE will provide instruction in its Simfinity training devices, which use the same simulation software as the CAE full flight simulators.

May 31, 2007, 5:52 AM

Cessna expanded its relationship with Rockwell Collins last month when it announced the avionics maker will provide the digital cabin management system for the new CJ4. Not often seen in the light jet market, the system will include high-definition video and audio.

May 31, 2007, 5:46 AM

Charter safety auditors CharterX and Wyvern announced a new product last month aimed at ensuring customers receive the most up-to-date safety information available for each flight.

May 31, 2007, 5:43 AM

Property and casualty insurance company Travelers is venturing into aviation with its Travelers Aviation division, announced last month.

May 31, 2007, 5:39 AM

The European general aviation industry on May 22launched a counterpart to the U.S. General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

May 31, 2007, 5:08 AM

On April 27 Dassault hosted a formal ceremony at its Bordeaux facility to celebrate FAA and EASA certification of the Falcon 7X.