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December 18, 2006, 12:36 PM

Bombardier guarantees its Skyjet International block charter customers availability of a specified type of business aircraft (or a superior model) if a booking is made by 4 p.m. on the day before the required departure date.

December 18, 2006, 12:19 PM

Honda engineers built a non-motion simulator–the Honda Nonlinear Aerodynamics Flight Simulator–for test-pilot training and to evaluate the flight characteristics of the jet’s configuration.

December 18, 2006, 12:11 PM

During a briefing held on November 20, Honda Aircraft president Michimasa Fujino showed off the extensive research and testing that the Honda team has accomplished thus far on the HondaJet and parceled out a few more details about the program.

December 18, 2006, 11:52 AM

Stevens Aviation has begun work on the first Sino Swearingen SJ30 interior.

December 18, 2006, 11:46 AM

Canadian interiors specialist Flying Colours has received a contract to convert a Canadair CRJ200 to an executive/VIP configuration.

December 18, 2006, 11:42 AM

The Wm Wrigley Jr. Company of Chicago has a rare bird, one of only two Gulfstream G550s equipped with a second crew-rest area, divided from the remaining aft end of the cabin by a sound-damping lead curtain. The second crew-rest area was built and installed at Gulfstream’s Long Beach, Calif.

December 18, 2006, 11:36 AM

Midcoast Aviation, a long-time center for the green completion of highly individualized Bombardier business jet interiors, has secured another 48 positions, bringing to
90 the total number of aircraft scheduled for completion by 2012.

December 18, 2006, 11:30 AM

Brazilian OEM Embraer introduced its Lineage 1000 in May last year and a spokesman says the company has already taken orders for “more than five” of the twinjet bizliners, the first of which is scheduled for customer delivery in the middle of next year.

December 18, 2006, 11:17 AM

• Congress took a three-week break on November 16 to allow lawmakers to ponder the results of the election. On December 5 lame-duck lawmakers limped back into session but ran like race horses on the way to the finish line and ended the business of the 109th Congress four days later.

December 18, 2006, 11:07 AM

In one of its last acts before the 109th Congress ended last month, the Senate approved a House-passed bill that creates a federal Interagency Aerospace Revitalization Task Force.