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November 6, 2006, 8:52 AM

Eclipse Aviation received FAA type certification for the Eclipse 500 on September 30, becoming the second very light jet manufacturer to achieve the milestone approval behind Cessna, which had the card for its Citation Mustang VLJ punched a few weeks earlier.

November 6, 2006, 8:49 AM

Raytheon Aircraft Charter and Management has added six aircraft to its charter fleet, including a Beechjet 400A in Nashville, a Hawker 800A in Dallas, a Challenger 600 in Atlanta and a new Beechcraft Premier IA based at the Raytheon Aircraft Services service center at Van Nuys, Calif.

November 6, 2006, 8:48 AM

Responding to customer input, Verizon Airfone said it will continue providing MagnaStar phone users with air-to-ground communications “through at least Dec.

November 6, 2006, 8:46 AM

Aviall, one of the largest independent suppliers of new parts for business, government and commercial aircraft, now falls under the direction of managers at Boeing, following a $1.7 billion acquisition deal completed last month.

November 6, 2006, 8:45 AM

Houston-based Magnum Jet has placed an order for 50 Embraer Phenom 100s, with options for another 50 Phenom 100s and/or 300s.

November 6, 2006, 8:42 AM

UK aircraft maker Britten-Norman has reached a pay settlement with members of the Amicus trade union. In a deal struck on October 9, the Isle of Wight-based manufacturer reached an agreement with its workforce on pay and other issues, ending a strike that had begun three days earlier.

November 6, 2006, 8:26 AM

Ship it AOG, the Addison, Texas spare parts distributor, has relocated to a site that expands the company’s storage and operating facilities nearly fivefold.

November 6, 2006, 8:18 AM

Despite the issuance by the FAA of a Special FAR (SFAR) mandating initial and recurrent training for MU-2 pilots, lawmakers still want the airplane grounded because of its poor safety record.

November 6, 2006, 8:17 AM

Spectrum Aeronautical has appointed Interjet Maintenance of South Africa to handle sales and customer support for its under-development S-33 Independence very light twinjet throughout sub-Saharan Africa.