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News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

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UK Operator Wants Mustangs Early

London Executive Aviation is pushing Cessna to get early delivery of the first of seven Citation Mustangs it has ordered.
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Learjet 40XR enters service

As the launch customer for the new Learjet 40XR, Bombardier Flexjet announced the induction of the first three of the new type into the fractional provider
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Farnborough F1 gets its wings

The saga between Farnborough Aircraft and Epic Aircraft parent Aircraft Investor Resources (AIR) continues.
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FAA to examine aging GA aircraft fleet

An FAA meeting on March 22 and 23 in Kansas City, Mo., will address continued airworthiness of the U.S.
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Hawker 800 Winglet price increased

The installed price of Aviation Partners blended winglets for the Hawker 800 increased on March 1 by 7.6 percent– from $395,000 to $425,000.
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Eclipse Aviation Wins Collier Trophy

Eclipse Aviation won the National Aeronautic Association’s 2005 Robert J.
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Korean launch highlights busy season in Canada

South Korea’s first regional airline, Jeju Air, plans to launch service this month with the first of five 74-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops.
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Landmark Aviation to install King Air winglets

Under the terms of an agreement with BLR Aerospace, Landmark Aviation has become an authorized dealer for the Everett, Wash.-based aerospace research and d
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Luton Center adds $4.5 Million in Gulfstream spare parts

Gulfstream Aerospace is adding spare-parts inventory valued at $4.5 million to its Luton, England, service center to support the growing fleet of Gulfstrea
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In The Works: Adam A700

Adam Aircraft president Joe Walker is optimistic that his company will receive FAA certification late this year for its very light jet.
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In The Works: Cessna Citation Mustang

As of early last month, the Citation Mustang prototype and two production examples (S/Ns 0001 and 0002) had logged more than 850 flight hours.
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In The Works: Eclipse 500

Eclipse Aviation, of Albuquer-que, New Mexico, said it has overcome the supplier problem, revealed in December, that was blamed for delaying FAA certificat
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Lufthansa Bombardier doubles Berlin Learjet capacity

Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport will experience a major facility expansion as Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services opens a new hangar dedicated to Learjet mai
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Chautauqua To Fly RJs for Continental

Continental Airlines last month accepted a bid from Indianapolis-based Chautauqua Airlines to fly at least 69 regional jets slated for withdrawal from its
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Renovation Hardware

In medicine it goes by various names: restorative surgery, cosmetic surgery, transplant surgery.
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Hawker 4000 Certification ‘Just About There’

Raytheon Aircraft last expected to receive full FAA certification of the super-midsize Hawker 4000 Horizon in February, nearly five years later than the or
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TSA warning aimed at Bizjet operations

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) late last month issued an advisory urging private jet owners and general aviation airports to review secur
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Current Bizjets excluded in NPRM

Transport aircraft manufacturers, including business jet OEMs, will be required to develp operational limitations for all future Part 25 designs, under a p
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Mustang weight no longer secret

In proposed special certification conditions for the Citation Mustang published last month in the Federal Register, the FAA revealed some weights
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TEB controversy cools-for now

The controversy over Teterboro Airport (TEB) operations seems to be cooling down.
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A new BBJ member to be revealed?

At the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition early this month in Geneva, Boeing Business Jets president Steven Hill will reveal product deve
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Avionics debut at AEA convention

Garmin introduced the GNS 430W and GNS 530W WAAS-capable navigators at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Convention in Palm Springs, Calif., last
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Piaggio signs partner, (maybe) for jet projects

Piaggio Aero Industries is preparing to launch a jet program before year-end.
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Will Cirrus unveil jet at EBACE?

With Duluth, Minn.-based Cirrus Design set to be a first-time exhibitor at this month’s EBACE, the speculation is that the company will finally unveil its
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Falcon 7X Wins Cold War

Falcon 7X S/N 002 (F-WTDA) last month completed five days of cold-soak trials at Iqaluit and Resolute Bay in northern Canada.
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Fuel Tank Proposal Comments Due

May 8 is the comment deadline for a notice of proposed rulemaking to incorporate technology to reduce flammability exposure in transport aircraft fuel tank
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Sabreliner Retargeting Sabreliners

Now that Sabreliner has sold its Midcoast Aviation subsidiary to Jet Aviation, the St.
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Bombardier Owes Results to Its Bizjets

Bombardier Aerospace’s performance improved in FY2006, primarily the result of a continued strong business jet market.
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Pilatus Aircraft Makes Swiss Switch

In mid-2002, former Pilatus Business Aircraft COO Thomas Bosshard was named president and CEO of that U.S.
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Bizav Accidents Continue Downward Trend

The first quarter of this year continued the downward trend in fatalities from turbine business aircraft accidents.
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