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December 26, 2006, 5:02 AM

Twenty years after beginning a quest to develop a jet, Michimasa Fujino stood proudly at the Honda display during last year’s NBAA Convention as Honda Motor president and CEO Takeo Fukui honored him with a public display of support for the HondaJet program.

December 26, 2006, 5:01 AM

Building a new engine is a huge gamble, but if the timing is right the payoff can be enormous. For Pratt & Whitney Canada, offering the PW600 series to aircraft manufacturers in the early 2000s turned out to be a smart move.

December 26, 2006, 4:59 AM

Announced at the 2002 NBAA Convention, the recently certified Citation Mustang is cementing Cessna’s reputation as an on-time, as-promised manufacturer. Certification on September 8 and first delivery on November 22 took place last year on schedule.

December 26, 2006, 4:58 AM

At last report Comair first officer James Polehinke still didn’t recall his abrupt and tragic entry into the ranks of this year’s newsmakers.

December 26, 2006, 4:55 AM

Luck can change in an instant. Pilot Joe Lepore and copilot Jan Paladino were cruising along at 37,000 feet in the cockpit of the brand-new Embraer Legacy they were delivering from the factory in Brazil to its new home base on New York’s Long Island.

December 22, 2006, 5:02 AM

Leonard Greene
Friends say Leonard Greene wasn’t just brilliant. He thought on a different level.

December 22, 2006, 4:59 AM

Sabreliner has announced the following personnel appointments: Ronnie Herman, senior v-p of operations; Gene Harbula, senior v-p of business development; Gene Findley, senior director of operations; Bernie Herkenhoff, senior director of the St.

December 22, 2006, 4:53 AM

AOPA and seven flight schools have challenged in federal court a New York state law that requires criminal background checks for all flight school students. The law went into effect in September.

December 22, 2006, 4:47 AM

Dassault Falcon Jet’s Little Rock, Ark., completion center on December 12 accepted the first Falcon 7X (S/N 05) for completion. The world’s first purpose-built fly-by-wire business jet is slated for delivery to its European-based customer in the second quarter.

December 22, 2006, 4:23 AM

Cessna has asked the FAA to allow the Citation CJ4, being certified under Part 23, to meet the lower landing gear ground loads of Part 25. The reduced ground loads under Part 25 will result in an overall weight reduction of 36 pounds.

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