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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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Special Conditions for Falcons OK’d

The FAA finalized special conditions for safety standards covering installation of enhanced flight visibility systems (EFVS) in Dassault’s Falcon 900EX and
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Twenty CRJ900s for PSA?

August 1 marks the deadline for PSA Airlines pilots to agree to US Airways’ conditions for placing 20 Bombardier CRJ900LRs with the wholly owned subsidiary
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Hawaiian Moves To Halt Go!

A bankruptcy court judge has set a date of August 4 to hear arguments related to Hawaiian Airlines’ request to bar Mesa Air Group subsidiary Go! from selli
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Final E-Jet cleared for August service entry

Brazil’s Embraer has passed another critical milestone in its meteoric development with Brazilian and EASA certification of the largest of its four-member
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E190 Gets EASA Nod

A full 10 months after winning certification by Brazilian authorities and eight months after starting service with JetBlue in the U.S., the Embraer E190 on
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Pinnacle Airlines in fight for Love

If Northwest Airlines gets its way, regional affiliate Pinnacle Airlines will become one of the first competitors to Southwest and American Airlines at Dal
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Goodrich finds fix for Q400 nose-gear failures

Goodrich Aerospace has devised a solution to the wiring harness problems that led to a number of nose-gear retraction failures in Bombardier Q400 turboprop
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Renovation Hardware: Pioneers will always meet obstacles

The owner of the 1991 Falcon 900 shown here undergoing an extensive cockpit and cabin renovation by Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Neb., has learned a lesson
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GDAS marks five years of servicing business jets

Las Vegas; Minneapolis; and West Palm Beach, Fla., were purchased from BBA Aviation to form General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS).
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LoPresti Boom Beams for Hawker 700s

Avmats has joined forces with LoPresti Aviation to deliver LoPresti Boom Beams to legacy Hawker 700s.
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JSSI to provide Tip-to-Tail coverage for Avantair

Avantair has chosen JSSI’s Tip-to-Tail airframe maintenance cost-guarantee program to cover its fleet of Piaggio Avantis.
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Raisbeck engineering OKs new authorized King Air dealers

Four new installation centers have been authorized as Raisbeck King Air dealers.
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Gulfstream Long Beach passes 20-year milestone

This year Gulfstream Aerospace is recognizing the 20th anniversary of its Long Beach, Calif.
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Yingling completes first RVSM installation on Conquest II

Yingling Aviation, located on Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, has completed its first RVSM-compliant modification of a Cessna turboprop on a 1979 Conques
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Three Maintenance techs make good in Springfield

It’s an axiom of the industry that “to make a small fortune in aviation, start with a big fortune.” So far that has not been the case for the owners of Spr
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Crossroads opt for Green FBO

Crossroads Aviation planned to break ground last month on an energy-saving multimillion-dollar “green” FBO building at Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Minne
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Raytheon justifies requests for Hawker 4000 FAR exemption

The long-anticipated type certification of the Hawker 4000 (née Horizon) super-midsize business jet was imminent at press time–but only if the FAA approved
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HondaJet gets green light to enter VLJ fray

Honda announced on July 25 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., that it will “enter the HondaJet into the growing very light jet market.” According to proje
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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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Spectrum prototype crash kills two

On July 25 at about 4:05 p.m.
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D-Jet price rises

Diamond has increased the price of the single-engine D-Jet from less than $1 million to $1.36 million, nudging the $1.5 million tag for the Eclipse 500 ver
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Republic buys more Embraer E-Jets

Republic Airways late last month exercised purchase options on 30 Embraer E175s, bringing the total number of E-Jets ordered by the Indianapolis-based regi
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Falcon 7X splish-splashes closer to certification

Calculation and theory go only so far in an aircraft development program, and last month it was time for Dassault’s Falcon 7X S/N 003 to jump in and get it
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Watch for CJ4 at NBAA show

Expect Cessna at the NBAA Convention next month to announce the Citation CJ4, a stretched version of the CJ3 with a slightly swept wing based on the Sovere
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Hawker 4000 exemptions OK’d with conditions

The FAA has granted, with conditions, Raytheon Aircraft’s request that the Hawker 4000 be temporarily exempted from certain Part 25 amendments to enable th
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Eclipse, Cessna race to VLJ certification

Not to rain on Eclipse’s parade, but…the July 27 waving of the checkered flag in the very light jet (VLJ) race might have been premature.
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Need to Find or Unload a Hangar?

A new Web site called HangarTrader.com seeks to bring together hangar owners and potential buyers or renters.
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Honda’s new aircraft division shifts into gear

Two weeks after Honda revealed its long-anticipated commercial plans for the HondaJet, the Japanese company on August 8 established a wholly owned subsidia
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Business Aviation in Latin America

For years the business aviation market in Latin America was distinguished by little more than wishful thinking as manufacturers watched signs of interest t
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Business Aviation in Latin America

Brazil’s largest business aviation services company, Líder Aviação, continues to spread its wings into new areas and anticipates a revenue increase of 40 p