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March 22, 2007, 6:57 AM

Swiss business aircraft pilot Stefano Costi has launched a new operations-management system that he claims will offer the most integrated and intuitive software available today. Costi’s firm, Business Jet Associates, developed the system, called Bizflight, with Swiss software house Travico.

March 22, 2007, 6:32 AM

Bell Helicopter’s MAPL (modular affordable product line) tail-fan demonstrator took to the air at the OEM’s new XworX research center in Arlington, Texas, in July.

March 22, 2007, 6:31 AM

After more than 60 hours of high-speed flight testing at Mojave, Calif., last month, the Sino Swearingen SJ30-2 completed this important phase of testing. The tests covered 331 data points at three altitudes–18,000 feet, 28,000 feet and 41,000 feet.

March 22, 2007, 6:28 AM

Accommodating the requests of potential customers, Vulcanair of Italy decided in January to make a number of design changes to the fuselage of its 11-passenger VF600W Mission turboprop single.

March 22, 2007, 6:27 AM

Grob, the aerospace division of Germany’s Grob-Werke (which builds milled parts for the automobile industry), has extended its estimated certification date of the G140TP turboprop single to the first quarter of next year from late fall this year, according to Andreas Strohmayer, Grob CEO.

March 22, 2007, 6:23 AM

Holding to a schedule announced last year, Epic Aircraft of Las Vegas flew its prototype Epic LT for the first time on July 17, from Redmond Airport, Ore., not far from the company’s research and development facility in Bend, where the airplane was assembled. Dave Morss was the test pilot.

March 22, 2007, 6:19 AM

A new NASA study claims that man-made cirrus clouds formed by commercial jet engine exhaust might be responsible for increased surface temperatures detected in the U.S. between 1975 and 1994.

March 22, 2007, 5:26 AM

Swissport Executive Aviation (SEA) is preparing for a November start up of business aircraft handling operations at Spain’s Malaga Airport from the general aviation terminal.

March 22, 2007, 5:24 AM

The European Aviation Safety Agency in late August certified the Eurocopter EC 225 twin-turbine helicopter for unrestricted operations in icing conditions. To be able to fly in such conditions, the 11-ton, $17 million helicopter is fitted with an optional duplex-architecture protection system.

March 22, 2007, 5:22 AM

Raytheon Aircraft received Part 23 commuter category certification of a King Air 350, a milestone in the company’s plan eventually to offer a Model 350ER special-mission version of the twin turboprop.

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