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Embraer’s Executive Jet division Gathers Momentum

Embraer has announced that ABC Táxi Aéreo is the Latin American launch customer for its new Phenom 100 very light jet and Phenom 300 light jet.

Company exec to take the helm at Embraer

Embraer has turned to a long-serving company insider to succeed Mauricio Botelho as its president and CEO.

Warm Those Premiers with New System

Raytheon Aircraft Services now holds an STC for an auxiliary ground heating system for all Beech Premiers.
Charter & Fractional

Charter Operator Launches ‘SmartFuel

Van Nuys, Calif.
FBOs

Love Field FBO Is DCA Gateway Facility

Business Jet Center (BJC), a Dallas Love Field FBO, is now authorized by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as a gateway for general aviation
FBOs

Cutter Grows to Eight FBOs

Cutter Aviation, headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., added its eighth FBO with the August 11 purchase of the former Colorado Aviation at Colorado Springs A

User Fee Changes at Nav Canada

Effective September 1, Nav Canada, the nation’s ATC services provider, is withdrawing its average 2-percent service charge implemented on Aug.

Nav Canada Wants Excise Taxes Cut

Canada’s private, user-fee-based ATC system–Nav Canada–believes that general aviation operators are double-charged for use of Canada’s aviation infrastruct

New AWOS Installed at Mexican Airports

Business aviation operators using four Mexican airports–Cancun International, Cozumel International, General Ignacio P.

AD Issued on Sandel TAWS/RMI

September 25 is the effective date for an AD aimed at owners of the Sandel ST3400 terrain awareness and warning system/radio magnetic indicator (TAWS/RMI).
Aircraft

Sino Swearingen customers still await SJ30 deliveries

While the SJ30 light jet received FAA certification in late October last year, the production certificate has still eluded San Antonio-based Sino Swearinge
Aircraft

Gulfstream G150 enters service, with longer legs

Gulfstream’s newly outfitted G150 officially entered service last month in Dallas, coming in with longer legs and lower weight than the company had origina

Stabilizer Attachment Cracks Prompt SAIB

Following reports of corrosion and cracks in the vertical stabilizer attachment fittings on Socata TBM 700s, the FAA last month issued a non-mandatory spec

Tailpipe Cracks Prompt Emergency AD

An August 15 emergency AD requires operators or owners of U.S.-registered Agusta AB139 helicopters to conduct an initial visual inspection before further f

Boeing Acquisition of Aviall Moves Closer

Dallas-based Aviall, one of the largest independent distributors of parts for business aircraft, said the European Commission “has not raised any antitrust

Boston Logan Taxiway Proposal Extended

The FAA extended to September 22 the public comment period for a draft re-evaluation of a proposed 9,300-foot parallel centerfield taxiway between Runway 4

New Citation Customer Support Boss Named

Former v-p of Citation sales Mark Paolucci has replaced Ron Chapman as senior v-p of Citation customer support.

Manifest Notification Changes Delayed

The comment period was delayed from August 14 to October 12 on proposed changes to U.S.

Revised Charter Ops Specs Set

Charter Operations Specifications A008, which is to replace Notice 8400.83 issued last June, might be published this month.

Refurbished terminal opens at Lyon

France’s Lyon Bron airport last month opened its refurbished 2,100-sq-ft business aviation terminal.

First-half GA billings set industry record

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reported record-breaking billings for the first half of this year.
Aircraft

Farnborough F1 Kestrel Flies At Last

Some seven years of development finally led to the first flight of the Farnborough Aircraft F1 Kestrel on July 29.
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UK terror plot broadens market for charter services

Although last month’s foiled terrorist plot to bomb as many as 10 airliners while they were en route to the U.S.
Rotorcraft

Upgraded Helicopter Standards Planned

New and revised performance and handling qualities requirements for normal- (Part 27) and transport-category (Part 29) rotorcraft have been proposed.
Regulations and Government

Nav Canada Wants Excise Taxes Cut

Canada’s private, user-fee-based ATC system–Nav Canada–believes that general aviation operators are double-charged for use of Canada’s aviation infrastruct
ATC

Is Reason Report Unreasonable?

“Business aviation should support the shift to user fees,” urged Reason Foundation director of transportation studies Robert Poole, “if it is part of a com

Eclipse 500, Citation Mustang in Tight Race

It’s going to be a photo finish between the Eclipse 500 and Cessna Citation Mustang in the race for full FAA type certification (TC).
FBOs

A Landmark Deal Reached At HPN

Management at Landmark Aviation, the newly named entity that includes the former Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated alliance, wasted no time climbing on
Airports

DCA no longer closed to bizav

In what was hailed as a “giant first step” in reopening Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to general aviation, a Hawker 1000 operated by New
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