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April 27, 2007, 9:25 AM

Thanks to the continuing sales performance of the Citation line, operational results for Cessna in the first quarter of this year were described as “nothing short of superb” by Lewis Campbell, chairman, president and CEO of parent company Textron.

April 27, 2007, 8:48 AM

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey continued her pitch for a new revenue stream for her agency during a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce early last month, comparing a Gulfstream IV flying from Teterboro Airport (TEB) to the Tampa, Fla.

April 27, 2007, 8:39 AM

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention usually offers a sneak preview of the future of general aviation avionics. This year there were plenty of product introductions, but the real news from AEA 2007 unfolded before the show started.

April 27, 2007, 8:30 AM

Two well known companies that operate and manage charter aircraft and jet travel cards have merged. As reported in AIN last month (page 3), Berwyn, Pa.-based JetDirect has acquired Weymouth, Mass.-based Sentient Jet.

April 27, 2007, 8:06 AM
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The deal to sell Raytheon Aircraft to the investment duo GS Capital Partners and Onex Partners for $3.3 billion in cash was finalized March 26 after slightly more than three months of negotiations and legal hurdles.

April 27, 2007, 7:51 AM
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Like two punch-drunk prizefighters locked in a clinch, general aviation and the airlines continue to rain body blows on each other over the pending FAA reauthorization proposal that would shift much of the cost of funding the ATC system from airline passengers to GA operators.

April 26, 2007, 10:38 AM

The FAA last week issued an Unapproved Parts Notification for George Myles and his company, Miles Aviation of Pompano Beach, Fla., nearly a month after a U.S. District Court sentenced Myles to a 76-month prison term.

April 26, 2007, 10:36 AM

Revenue at Gulfstream Aerospace increased 18.7 percent in the first quarter of this year over the first quarter of last year, operating earnings grew 19.3 percent and backlog revenue increased 9.8 percent on the strength of a “very robust order book,” according to Nicholas Chabraja, chairman and

April 26, 2007, 10:35 AM

A recently posted FAA Fact Sheet aimed at curbing the alleged myths about the agency’s funding proposal has been strongly criticized by a coalition of general aviation interests as being far from factual.

April 26, 2007, 10:34 AM

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said this morning at a regional forum in White Plains, N.Y., that the airlines are being given a “sweetheart deal” and the user-fee fight is far from over.

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