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January 31, 2007, 5:06 AM

This month, French company Aviaxess will open a helicopter FBO at Paris Heliport, Issy-le-Molyneaux, in addition to starting a fractional helicopter and jet program.

January 31, 2007, 5:05 AM

One million hours equals more than 114 years, 11.5 decades or nearly 42,700 days. No matter how you describe it, one million hours is a lot of time, and Bell said its 407 turbine single achieved this milestone late last year.

January 31, 2007, 5:04 AM

EMS operator Inova AirCare is doubling its fleet of aeromed helicopters this month in an effort to increase service to residents of Northern Virginia and the fast-growing Northern Neck area. It will also open a second base in the area.

January 31, 2007, 5:03 AM

Steve Daniels has joined Simplex as vice president of sales and marketing. A seasoned helicopter salesman who was ousted as CEO of Enstrom last year, Daniels will head sales activities at the Portland, Ore.-based firefighting equipment developer and expand its marketing network.

January 31, 2007, 5:01 AM

The ambitions of the UK’s Police Aviation Services (PAS) to attract external training contracts have been boosted by news of a deal for its parent company, Specialist Aviation Services, to train pilots and maintenance technicians from the police air wing in Kuwait.

January 31, 2007, 4:53 AM

Customers wanting to fly out of Moscow and London dominate executive charter demand for larger business jets in Europe, according to the latest statistics from Swedish charter booking software specialist Avinode.

January 31, 2007, 4:50 AM

The first Embraer ERJ-145 built in the People’s Republic of China rolled out of its assembly hangar on December 16 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, and flew for the first time in front of industry and government dignitaries from the host country and Brazil.

January 31, 2007, 4:46 AM

In his annual letter to shareholders published early last month, investment mogul Warren Buffett said earnings improved last year at Berkshire Hathaway’s flight services division, which includes FlightSafety International (FSI) and NetJets.

January 31, 2007, 4:46 AM

On December 23 NetJets pilots overwhelmingly elected the five-member master executive council (MEC) slate known as Strong Union.

January 31, 2007, 4:44 AM

Last month Cessna said it had begun production line flow of its new Citation CJ2+ and would soon start production of the Citation CJ1+. On February 11, the first Citation CJ2+ (S/N 525A-000300) began its journey down the production line.

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