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December 6, 2006, 1:27 PM

The first Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor performed its first full conversion to airplane mode in Texas this past August. The maneuver has become routine, and the ground-breaking aircraft has gone on to pass the 250-knot airspeed milestone.

December 6, 2006, 1:26 PM

Television images last May of Saudi commandos dropping from a Kawasaki-Vertol KV 107IIA helicopter in a dramatic rooftop assault to free hostages from terrorists has underscored the importance of rotary-wing aircraft to Middle Eastern governments.

December 6, 2006, 1:19 PM

This past year has seen Embraer’s influence traverse industry sectors and spread to every corner of the globe.

December 6, 2006, 1:17 PM

Boeing has appointed former Saudi Arabian Airlines executive Ahmed Jazzar to the new position of president of Boeing Saudi Arabia, overseeing all the group’s activities in the country.

December 6, 2006, 1:16 PM

Demand for the Pilatus PC-12 pressurized business/utility single turboprop remains at unprecedented highs. Pilatus reached the delivery milestone of 500 aircraft in January, 10 years after the program started.

December 6, 2006, 1:13 PM

An undisclosed Saudi Arabian company has ordered a VIP-configured Airbus A340-200. The aircraft, renowned as the world’s longest commercial airliner, is to be delivered green by the end of 2006 and sent for outfitting to an s-yet-unannounced completions center.

December 6, 2006, 1:12 PM

Amman, Jordan-based executive charter operator Arab Wings has taken delivery of a new Cessna Citation XLS jet. The first aircraft of its type in the Middle East, the XLS has joined a fleet that already consists of a Bombardier Challenger 604 and a Raytheon Beech King Air 200.

December 6, 2006, 1:11 PM

Executive charter operator Cirrus Middle East has joined forces with flight planner Universal Weather & Aviation to open a new FBO at Lebanon’s Beirut International Airport. The partners are the first company to apply for Lebanon’s new general handling certificate.

December 6, 2006, 1:11 PM

Charter operator Bahrain Executive Air Services Co. (Bexair) is announcing the launch of a new aircraft financing operation here at the show.

December 6, 2006, 1:09 PM

The rapid growth of Abu Dhabi-based executive charter group Royal Jet paints a vivid illustration of the pace of business aviation expansion in the Middle East.