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November 7, 2006, 5:05 AM

One year after Embraer announced that it was jumping into the VLJ and light jet markets with a capital commitment of more than $200 million, the company has built a solid order book for its Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 models.

November 7, 2006, 5:01 AM

Despite a rash of accidents in June involving U.S.-registered turbine business airplanes, there were fewer fatalities in the first six months of this year than in the same period last year, according to safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

November 7, 2006, 4:58 AM

Less than a year from its planned service entry next September, the all-composite Grob SPn light jet is preparing to make a serious push on the North American marketplace with new sales and product support initiatives being announced this week.

November 7, 2006, 4:58 AM

Enormous banners that hung from the façade of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando last month proclaimed the NBAA Convention offered “A year’s worth of business in just three days.” It certainly felt that way.

November 7, 2006, 4:54 AM

International Communications Group (Booth No. 1447) is making it easier to reach out and touch someone. The Newport News, Va.

November 7, 2006, 4:50 AM

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Transportation Department Inspector General are questioning whether the FAA’s safety inspectors and air traffic controllers will be able to cope with the introduction of very light jets (VLJ) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

November 7, 2006, 4:47 AM

Honeywell Aerospace and Rolls-Royce each expects the world’s business jet OEMs to set a new delivery record next year and establish a strong precedent for a 10-year forecast period during which Honeywell believes the industry will ship more than 12,000 airplanes worth $195 billion.

November 7, 2006, 4:39 AM

Honeywell’s turbine engine folks are poised for show and tell about something new from something old–the time-tested TFE731 turbofan family–and something a lot newer: advanced technology aimed at developing a state-of-the-art engine in the 10,000-pound-thrust class.

November 7, 2006, 4:38 AM

Scara, a French association of leisure and executive air charter operators, is urging CRPN, the French crew retirement fund that collects contributions from all French-employed pilots, to file a lawsuit against fractional operator NetJets Europe for allegedly violating French labor laws.

November 7, 2006, 4:35 AM

More than 15 years after the publication of initial proposals, commercial single-engine operations under instrument meteorological conditions (SE-IMC) could at long last become permitted in Europe, though not before  2010.