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November 14, 2006, 6:29 AM

“It’s a good improvement year over year,” said Gulfstream Aerospace president Bryan Moss at the company’s press conference here, commenting on the company’s steady growth in sales and deliveries.

November 14, 2006, 6:26 AM

Preparing for future growth of its U.S. and European operations–and in spite of mounting losses–fractional ownership giant NetJets has placed orders for 72 business jets valued at more than $1.6 billion.

November 14, 2006, 6:23 AM

Cessna Aircraft received orders here for 22 of its Citation-series jets in a number of deals totaling more than $360 million.

November 14, 2006, 6:21 AM

The meteoric sales pace set by Embraer for its new line of very light jets only gained more momentum at this year’s NBAA Convention, as the Brazilian manufacturer announced no fewer than three large orders worth $188 million at list prices during the first two days of the event.

November 14, 2006, 6:19 AM

Everybody suspected it would happen, and yesterday NBAA made it official: the show’s eight-year-old attendance record fell, as organizers counted 31,919 registered visitors to the Orlando Convention Center by midday. The association set the previous record of 31,665 in Las Vegas in 1998.

November 14, 2006, 6:15 AM

In the midst of continuing economic growth, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its numbers for the first half of this year and revealed deliveries of 544 turbine business airplanes, 123 more than for the same period last year.

November 14, 2006, 6:13 AM

As long as manufacturers keep selling business jets, buyers will continue filling the cabins with the posh, the luxurious and, occasionally, the downright outlandish.

November 14, 2006, 6:10 AM

NBAA’s board of directors yesterday selected Archie Trammell–a weather radar specialist, aviation journalist and lifelong safety advocate–as the recipient of the 2006 NBAA Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation. The board also chose to bestow FlightSafety International veteran James Waugh Jr.

November 14, 2006, 6:08 AM

The Internet is yielding important safety benefits for aviation, making critical information available to many more aviation participants and helping regulatory authorities disseminate safety material. The FAA has taken advantage of the Web and offers a mass of information online.

November 14, 2006, 6:05 AM

On Saturday afternoon, Farnborough Aircraft’s F1 Kestrel prototype (N352F) lifted off the runway at Bend Airport, Ore., for its maiden flight. The milestone marks the completion of nearly five years of design and development since the newly formed Farnborough Aircraft Corp. Ltd.

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