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In The Works: Dassault Falcon 7X

The Falcon 7X flight-test program is progressing on schedule, with four of the trijets logging more than 850 hours during 275 test flights.

In The Works: Cessna Citation Mustang

Cessna began function and reliability (F&R) flight-testing on the Citation Mustang early last month, the last step before gaining type certification from t
Regulations and Government

Provisional certification: it’s still subject to change

Assuming the marketplace wants the aircraft, nothing is more important to
an aircraft manufacturer than FAA type certification–the government seal of

Middle East group plans second regional bizav show

The new Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is jointly promoting the new-format Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) conference and exhibitio
Regulations and Government

Canada prepares for ATC regs transition

Transport Canada (TC), the government agency that regulates the country’s aviation activities, has presented its future policy philosophy in the recently p

Safety is the theme at the flight attendant conference

NBAA tried something new at its annual Flight Attendants Conference, held this year in Denver in June.
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Charter & Fractional

Charter under the microscope


Industry teams to address runway information issues

The Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 overrun accident at Chicago Midway Airport last December 8 has led to two significant developments for operators.
Maintenance and Modifications

2006 AIN Product Support Survey: Part Two - Engines

AIN’s readers this year have chosen CFM as the best provider of product support for turbofan engines (the CFM56s on Boeing Business Jets), and Pratt

King Air 300 sprouts winglets

BLR Aerospace expects to receive an STC for winglets for the King Air 300 in late summer or early fall.
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Airbus opens North American ACJ center at Miami facility

In a bid to boost sales of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) in North and South America, Airbus last month opened a corporate jetliner center in the U.S.
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Awards & Honors: September 2006

Joshua Cunningham was awarded the 2006 Golden Eagle Scholarship from Pratt & Whitney in partnership with the Tuskegee Airmen.

U.S. boom-suppression research aloft again

Gulfstream is using this NASA F-15B to test a “telescopic quiet spike” that the company hopes will reduce the supersonic noise signature of any potential s
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Final Flights: September 2006

Aviation business pioneer George Priester passed away August 17 at age 98.

People in Aviation: September 2006

Former corporate flight department  manager Robert Sumwalt has been appointed NTSB vice chairman, and acting chairman Mark Rosenker has

European companies research possible SSBJ

Supersonic transport research carried out within the European Commission’s 6th Research Framework Program has received attention since Italian manufacturer

Farnborough Report: Reinvigorated show was a hot event

The Farnborough International airshow appears to have rediscovered its vim and vigor, refreshed by a new format and site facilities.

First students complete joint FAA/Chinese ATC training

Twenty students from China’s Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) completed six months of U.S.

FBO Chain Profile: The Chain with No Name

This chain has no name but owns 22 FBOs, is backed by a large investment firm and continues to seek opportunities to build or buy more.

FBO and Airport News: Business Jet Center Renovates Oakland Hangar

The old Alaska Airlines maintenance hangar at Oakland International Airport in the San Francisco Bay Area is now a clean corporate hangar operated by OAK F

FBO and Airport News: Business Aviation Services Opens New Terminal

The new terminal at FBO Business Aviation Services, Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, S.D., opened July 11.

FBO and Airport News: Ascend Expanding to Stewart

Ascend Development is expanding its private hangar complex operations to Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y.


Aviation (The Jet Center) facility at 16200 Daily Drive.


Ron Henriksen christened his new airport’s 5,000-foot runway on August 6
by making the first landing on the freshly built airport in his Piaggio Avan

UK plans closer relationship with general aviation sector

The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) expects to have a more constructive relationship with the UK government following the acceptan
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Renovation Hardware: Artistry in paint, wood and leather

The 1991 Falcon 900 moving through Duncan Aviation’s facility in Lincoln, Neb., has been stripped of her weathered coat in preparation for a makeover in th

Post-maintenance stall tests raise safety concerns

An incident on May 4 this year in which a Hawker 800A lost more than 10,000 feet during a post-maintenance stall test underscores the potential risks of st

Look Ma, No hands, No feet

Boeing has flown its Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) technology demonstrator without a safety pilot for the first time.
The modified MD 530F lifted off f
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Second heliport proposed for London

London City Airport (LCY) has broached the subject of an east London heliport to cater to the capital’s helicopter traffic.

Lugano finally gets a Permanent approach

Southern Switzerland’s Lugano Agno regional airport finally gained a permanent instrument approach procedure for Runway 1 on September 1, when the Swiss Fe