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May 22, 2007, 11:35 AM

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said that “aircraft greenhouse gas emissions might become a serious barrier to aviation growth long-term” in a speech last week to an emissions colloquium at ICAO in Quebec.

May 22, 2007, 11:32 AM

An analysis of 56 airports’ operational capacities has concluded that the FAA must “move forward aggressively” to implement the NextGen system or risk further delays at 27 major airports.

May 22, 2007, 11:29 AM

Less than two months after completion of the sale of Raytheon Aircraft to the investment firms GS Capital Partners and Onex Partners for $3.3 billion, the newly formed Hawker Beechcraft announced its first fleet sale yesterday at EBACE.

May 22, 2007, 11:24 AM

Cockpit voice recordings 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 22, 2007, 11:21 AM
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Dassault revealed a new Falcon 2000 with winglets at EBACE in Geneva yesterday. The new 2000LX, which is based on the company’s popular 2000EX, will provide 200 nm more range than its sibling.

May 22, 2007, 8:45 AM

Spectrum Aeronautical, the California-based start-up manufacturer, said it is taking orders for its all-composite business jets “faster than we can build them.”

May 22, 2007, 8:26 AM

Future versions of Honeywell’s integrated primary flight display (IPFD) may include 3-D airport maps that would give pilots a clear view of the entire airport surface whatever the weather or time of day, the company has revealed.

May 22, 2007, 8:17 AM

Gestair Private Aviation has announced a $115 million investment over the next four years to further expand its 30-aircraft fleet. The Spanish-based company is also planning a new main-  tenance hangar. Also anticipated is FBO network expansion and company acquisitions abroad.

May 22, 2007, 8:11 AM

Guggenheim Partners and UBS have formed Guggenheim Aero Finance, a corporate jet financing company that will combine worldwide reach with a streamlined approval process to offer aircraft financing solutions to individual and corporate buyers of new and pre-owned corporate jets.

May 22, 2007, 8:05 AM

Austrian-based operator Jetalliance announced here on Tuesday that it is now offering what it claims to be a new kind of business aircraft financing called asset-based leasing. Under the scheme, a firm or individual agrees to make a down payment for part of an aircraft–say, 30 percent.

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