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May 31, 2007, 6:43 AM

The next time you’re crossing the Atlantic in the stratosphere with the luxury of a glass panel, precision navigation and reliable jet power (not to mention a galley and a lav), tip your hat to Charles Lindbergh.

May 31, 2007, 6:37 AM

Cockpit voice recordings leaked late last month from the Embraer Legacy that collided with the Gol Airlines 737 over the Amazon last September indicate that the two business-jet pilots were very much aware of their position and altitude, despite earlier reports to the contrary.

May 31, 2007, 6:33 AM

Eclipse Aviation’s announcement of a 180-airplane order at EBACE signaled the launch of a very light jet (VLJ) air-taxi operation that will be based in Turkey.

May 31, 2007, 6:30 AM

The FAA said last month that this summer it will greatly expand the airspace flow program (AFP), an initiative it implemented last summer to better manage airline delays associated with summer thunderstorms.

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.