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March 28, 2007, 6:21 AM

Harbin-Embraer–the manufacturing joint venture established in January last year by Brazil’s Embraer and AVIC II subsidiaries Harbin Aircraft and Hafei Aviation–secured a launch order for Chinese- built ERJ-145s from China Southern Airlines last month, ending a tedious wait for evidence of the pro

March 28, 2007, 6:20 AM

Germany-based aerospace consultant PMI-Media lowered its estimated very light jet (VLJ) delivery schedule for this year, based largely on production difficulties encountered by Eclipse Aviation.

March 28, 2007, 6:20 AM

A new final rule issued by the FAA last month will subject airports hosting scheduled flights in aircraft designed to hold between 10 and 30 passenger seats to standards now reserved for larger airports under FAR Part 139. The rule would reclassify U.S.

March 28, 2007, 6:19 AM

Grob Aerospace has restarted the flight-test program for its SPn jet, just under three months after the November 29 crash of its second prototype. The first SPn prototype took to the air again on February 23 from the company’s headquarters at Tussenhausen-Mattsies in southern Germany.

March 28, 2007, 6:18 AM

A cooling deficiency in Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW306B turbofan has forced the company to correct and recertify the design after turbine blades showed premature wear on several Fairchild Dornier 328JETs.

March 28, 2007, 6:18 AM

DeerJet, one of China’s leading executive charter firms, has leased a Gulfstream IV through U.S. investment firm Bravia Capital Partners. The aircraft, which will be operated under a five-year lease, joins another GIV in the operator’s fleet, along with a Raytheon Hawker 800XP and Premier I.

March 28, 2007, 6:16 AM

Predicting the weather is a little like trying to pick up Jell-O before it sets. There are a lot of molecules up there, all interacting in less than predictable ways.

March 28, 2007, 6:16 AM

Avantair, the Clearwater, Fla.-based fractional that operates Piaggio Avantis exclusively, reported an 85-percent increase in Q2 revenue over the same period a year earlier.

March 28, 2007, 6:15 AM

General aviation interests are encouraged by the appointment of Michal Morgan as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) general manager for general aviation.

March 28, 2007, 6:13 AM

The FAA placed production orders for 11 of Sensis’ airport surface detection equipment systems, Model X (ASDE-X). This requisition is in addition to the 21 initial systems ordered in December 2002.

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