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November 8, 2006, 6:34 AM

It took some deft political maneuvering, arm-twisting, wheeling, dealing and more than anything a lot of waiting, but Porter Airlines finally got airborne on October 23 from Toronto’s controversial island airport amid fierce opposition from environmentalists and Air Canada Jazz.

November 8, 2006, 6:33 AM

The VLJ juggernaut showed no sign of slowing as Embraer landed another firm order for its line of very light jets, this time from Clearwater, Fla.-based Avantair for 20 Phenom 100s.

November 8, 2006, 6:31 AM

Jet Aviation of Teterboro, N.J., has taken the opportunity at NBAA to introduce the Red Dress Privileged Travel card, a debit card for use with Jet Aviation’s charter services. A portion of sales through the program will benefit WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

November 8, 2006, 6:29 AM

Airbus announced sales of corporate jetliners to two Europe-based aviation companies–Jetalliance and Boutsen Aviation–here yesterday.

November 8, 2006, 6:26 AM

Boeing Business Jets, best known for its BBJ series based on variants of the next-generation Boeing 737 airliners, recently announced that in the past 11 months it has taken orders totaling $2.25 billion.

November 8, 2006, 6:26 AM

Production line snags have forced Embraer to reduce its delivery forecast this year from 145 to 135, the company revealed last month.

November 8, 2006, 6:23 AM

Honda Aircraft revealed a number of intriguing details about the HondaJet program yesterday, including the airplane’s price, performance figures and the fine points of its service-network alliance with Piper Aircraft.

November 8, 2006, 6:21 AM

Comair’s Cincinnati maintenance and repair facilities received FAA approval to perform third-party heavy maintenance on other airlines’ 50- and 70-seat Bombardier CRJs, making it one of nine Part 145 CRJ repair stations in the U.S.

November 8, 2006, 6:20 AM

Piper Aircraft president and CEO Jim Bass yesterday unveiled the company’s next generation aircraft–the single-engine, six-seat PiperJet, an airplane priced at just under $2.2 million that adds another serious player to the market for very light jets.

November 8, 2006, 6:17 AM

Excess capacity created by Mesa Air Group’s Go! unit has forced Hawaii’s largest turboprop island hopper, Island Air, to ground its Bombardier Q400 only five months after receiving it from the manufacturer.

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