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March 22, 2007, 8:07 AM

As every pilot and mechanic knows, high temperatures are the bane of any engine. But as engineers strive to design smaller, more powerful turbine engines by adding compressor stages, the compression ratio goes up and so does the temperature of the ram air.

March 22, 2007, 8:05 AM

FlightSafety International’s business aviation learning center at Farnborough Airport in the UK is expected to open next January.

March 22, 2007, 8:03 AM

At press time, nothing was said to be finalized, but Rockwell Collins and Piaggio were working on a deal to offer Pro Line avionics in the Avanti, according to a spokesman for the Italian airframer. The turboprop twin currently has older Collins avionics.

March 22, 2007, 8:02 AM

Richard Doubrava has joined NBAA in the new role of director of security. He is responsible for coordinating programs in the areas of business aviation security, particularly NBAA’s new Secure Access program.

March 22, 2007, 8:00 AM

European Business Aviation Association chairman Brian Humphries is to become the group’s CEO in October. He will succeed Fernand François, who is retiring after 12 years as CEO.

March 22, 2007, 7:59 AM

Federal guidelines for improving security at the nation’s more than 18,000 general aviation airports remain bottled up in the Transportation Security Administration almost six months after a GA airport security working group made its recommendations to the agency.

March 22, 2007, 7:58 AM

Both revenue and profit at Cessna decreased in the first quarter, compared with the same period last year, primarily due to delivering fewer jets–34 versus 50.

March 22, 2007, 7:56 AM

Gulfstream’s first-quarter operating earnings and margins improved from the same period last year. Business jet deliveries increased for the second consecutive quarter–to 17 in the first quarter compared with 15 in the first three months of last year.

March 22, 2007, 7:55 AM

At press time, Boeing was close to concluding a deal in which it will be selling its business-jet finance division. Boeing hopes to announce the buyer at its board meeting on May 3.

March 22, 2007, 7:46 AM

Twin Jet, the largest French operator of Beechcraft 1900 turboprops since the demise last year of R-lines, continues its growth following the addition in March of two new regional routes. By year-end it expects to add at least two more links.

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