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March 30, 2007, 9:58 AM

Bookajet International, the UK executive charter operator that rose from the ashes of bankrupt Chauffair, is now hiring pilots, mechanics, sales and support staff as it seeks to expand its business from a new base at Southampton Airport.

March 30, 2007, 9:55 AM

The FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive last month to all Robinson R22 owners and operators, calling for them to carry out immediate checks to assess the serviceability of their main rotor blades.

March 30, 2007, 9:54 AM

AgustaWestland recently disclosed it is moving production of the A119 Koala single-engine helicopter from Italy to Philadelphia. Flanked by Pennsylvania Gov.

March 30, 2007, 9:53 AM

Bell Helicopter was at last month’s Heli-Expo in Las Vegas in force as usual, with a 412 and a 407 on display at its booth. At the static area, the Texas-based helicopter manufacturer had several new-design 427 mockups, an Eagle Eye UAV and a Bell 430.

March 30, 2007, 9:49 AM

A deluge of orders for new helicopters during HAI’s Heli-Expo, held in Las Vegas last month, surprised even seasoned industry watchers on the floor.

March 30, 2007, 8:03 AM

The 98- to 108-seat Embraer 190 officially began its year-and-a-half-long flight-test campaign on March 12, when the first prototype took off from Embraer’s São José dos Campos, Brazil assembly facility for a 2-hour 45-minute mission.

March 30, 2007, 8:02 AM

Brazil’s Embraer delivered its first batch of newly certified Embraer 170s to three customers last month, just as the company prepared to score a major U.S. sale for the 70- to 78-seat twinjet.

March 30, 2007, 8:01 AM

It’s suddenly fashionable to look to China as an up-and-coming economic force, a trend that has drawn billions of dollars in foreign investment into an economy that only 25 years ago grudgingly began to move away from a Soviet-style, centrally planned system.

March 30, 2007, 7:59 AM

Swiss will replace its four daily flights between Zurich and Lugano with the same number of flights subcontracted to Cirrus Airlines as of April 1. Under the wet-lease agreement, the German carrier will use 50-seat de Havilland Dash 8-300s in a mixed configuration.

March 30, 2007, 7:59 AM

Saab Aircraft Leasing (SAL) recently delivered the first Saab 2000 to Omni Aviação e Tecnologia of Portugal.

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