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March 28, 2007, 12:36 PM

Taylor Madison Corp. is the new name for the former Nimbus Group, the cosmetics and perfume company that until early last year maintained its intention of buying 1,000 Eclipse very light jets to establish a nationwide air-taxi service under a subsidiary called Nimbus Jets.

March 28, 2007, 12:35 PM

Effective March 25 all general aviation aircraft are required to have slots for landings and takeoffs at London Luton Airport.

March 28, 2007, 12:35 PM

Aircraft Shopper Online ( introduced a feature last month that lets buyers search by region for aircraft listed for sale. In addition to the Americas, regions are provided in Europe, Asia, Australia, Oceana and Africa.

March 28, 2007, 12:34 PM

A scheduled mediation session failed to settle a lawsuit in which former Raytheon Travel Air pilots allege they were fired because of their union-organizing activities when the company merged with Flight Options. The case is now set to go to trial on May 11.

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.