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October 5, 2008 - 3:21pm

At a press conference here yesterday, actor/pilot Harrison Ford accepted the appointment of honorary chairman of Cessna’s 2010 Special Olympics Airlift.
“It is an opportunity for the athletes, an opportunity for Cessna to demonstrate their community-minded approach, and an opportunity for all of us in aviation to do something positive and high-profile to promote aviation at a time when aviation faces some difficulties,”  Ford said.

October 1, 2008 - 8:14am

50-year award honorees

October 1, 2008 - 5:59am

Despite a softening U.S. economy and soaring fuel prices, demand for business jets and turboprops is still surging, according to the first-half delivery report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

September 30, 2008 - 7:43am

When you’re the head of a company facing a multi-billion-dollar order backlog and production capacity challenges, word that the economy is slowing comes almost as welcome news. Such is the case for Cessna president and CEO Jack Pelton, who has presided over a period of record sales of Citation business jets, a frenzied three-year span that has provided the company $16 billion worth of orders yet to fulfill.

September 30, 2008 - 7:00am

Cessna has selected Parker Aerospace to supply the flight control system for its large-cabin Model 850 Citation Columbus. The contract is estimated at $400 million over the life of the program.

September 24, 2008 - 6:07am

Bell Helicopter in July at the Farnborough 2008 airshow strongly hinted it is about to transfer more work to partner AgustaWestland in the protracted BA609 tiltrotor program. “We are looking for the most efficient way to get the aircraft certified and we’ll possibly find some efficiencies in Italy,” said Mike Blake, Bell’s executive v-p for customer solutions.

September 2, 2008 - 5:32am

Despite a softening U.S. economy and soaring fuel prices, demand for business jets and turboprops remains strong, according to the latest delivery report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

August 14, 2008 - 11:51am

Cessna yesterday said it completed a series of wind-tunnel tests for its large-cabin Citation Columbus. Results from the tests in low- and high-speed wind tunnels will be analyzed in the coming months, though Cessna said that preliminary data analysis revealed no surprises.

August 11, 2008 - 9:45am

Unfazed by (or perhaps because of) murmurs from within Bell Helicopter management to the effect that development of the BA609 might be accelerated, Agusta- Westland has released some details of its developmental Erica tilt-wing aircraft (so-called because in the Erica’s case the entire wing is rotated between fixed- and rotary-wing flight).

August 5, 2008 - 11:06am

With the exception of Raytheon Aircraft and Embraer, jet manufacturers suffered significant delivery losses in this period. Shipments of new business jets in the first half of this year tumbled nearly 37 percent compared with the first half of last year, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

 
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