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October 20, 2006, 12:09 PM

The Czech Republic and its capital, Prague, are emerging as a key beachhead in the expansion of business aviation into the 10 new states of the European Union (EU).

October 20, 2006, 12:04 PM

Italian airline Blue Panorama has launched an executive charter division with a pair of Piaggio Avanti P.180 twin turboprops. Flown by the new Executive Blue subsidiary, the aircraft are based at Rome Ciampino Airport.

October 20, 2006, 12:01 PM

UK executive charter firm Bookajet is rebranding its operation under the name Club328 to emphasize its new fleet of AvCraft Dornier 328Jets and Envoy 3s. Last month, the Southampton-based company took delivery of the first of the eight aircraft it has ordered. All will feature a Club328 logo.

October 20, 2006, 11:55 AM

The time has come, your boss tells you, to buy another aircraft. So you jump to the task, do your research and find just the aircraft the boss needs. But before she signs her name on the purchase contract, she calls you and asks, “Do you think we need title insurance?”

October 20, 2006, 11:36 AM

In 1902 John Hay, Secretary of State under President Theodore Roosevelt, said, “Western history began with a Mediterranean era, passed through an Atlantic era and is now moving into a Pacific era.” The world now stands at the leading edge of that era and, like it or not, the future of the U.S.

October 20, 2006, 10:22 AM

Multi-billion-dollar airliner orders are back in fashion on the international airshow circuit if July’s Farnborough International ’04 event proves to signal the start of a trend.

October 20, 2006, 9:37 AM

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) continues to install Gulfstream II and III Stage 3 hush kits at the rate of about one per month since being certified. The Opa Locka, Fla., company received an STC for the hush kit in January 2003 and expected to deliver its 20th completed aircraft last month.

October 20, 2006, 9:08 AM

When Bombardier announced the Global XRS follow-on derivative of the Global Express, the Canadian manufacturer promised an airplane that represented added value to the customer and a more complete package than was offered as part of its predecessor.

October 20, 2006, 8:57 AM

Just 387 days after groundbreaking ceremonies last year, Dassault Falcon Jet officially opened a new 40,000-sq-ft aircraft paint facility at its Wilmington, Del. complex on July 29.

October 20, 2006, 8:49 AM

The prospect of marginally qualified pilots hurtling through the rarefied atmosphere of the flight levels in very light jets and promoting fear and loathing in the heavy-metal professionals–which is how some people view the imminent advent of the “Volksjet” era–has been a topic of lively debate o