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March 28, 2007, 12:33 PM

An upgrade to the General Electric J85 engine in U.S. Air Force T-38 trainers has led a Denison, Texas firm to launch a “total upgrade” for Learjet 23s, 24s and 25s, whose GE CJ610 powerplants are a civilian version of the J85 military engine.

March 28, 2007, 12:32 PM

Honda Aircraft officials have decided to outsource manufacture of major portions of the HondaJet, including the fuselage and wings.

March 28, 2007, 12:31 PM

The Global 5000, billed by Bombardier as “the world’s fastest” intercontinental super-large business jet, received full type approval from Transport Canada late last month, clearing the way for first deliveries of green production aircraft to begin this spring.

March 28, 2007, 12:30 PM

Lack of critical single-engine speed and distance data from manufacturers makes the FAA’s proposal to establish extended twin-engine operations (ETOPS) thresholds for Part 135 operators unworkable, according to comments submitted by NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association.

March 28, 2007, 12:29 PM

In what is being described as the largest money-laundering investigation in Alaska’s history, Mark Avery, the former owner of Anchorage-based air charter and medevac operator Security Aviation, has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $52 million from a charity organization.

March 28, 2007, 12:28 PM

HeliFlite Shares, which has its operations center at Alliance Airport in Texas, obtained its Part 135 charter certificate in February and last month added a pre-owned Sikorsky S-76 it bought from Jet Aviation to its fractional fleet of two Bell 430s that it operates in the New York City area.

March 28, 2007, 12:27 PM

Rolls-Royce and Honeywell both aired their market forecasts for the helicopter industry at last month’s Heli-Expo show in Las Vegas.

March 28, 2007, 12:26 PM

Last month, fractional provider Bombardier Flexjet announced a program for substituting a finance lease for the acquisition payment of a fractional share.

March 28, 2007, 12:25 PM

To inaugurate its newest aircraft type, fractional provider Flight Options is offering a reduced hourly occupied rate for customers who sign up for shares in the Embraer Legacy.

March 28, 2007, 12:25 PM

The number of accidents in all segments of civil aviation last year was less than in 2005, according to the NTSB, with general aviation recording the lowest number of accidents in the 40 years of record keeping. Major airlines continued to have the lowest accident rates in civil aviation.