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May 31, 2007, 4:53 AM

Flight training provider CAE SimuFlite won’t hold the grand opening ceremony commemorating the start of operations at its Northeast Training Center in Morristown, N.J., until this month, but pilots have already been strapping into the brand-new Falcon 7X simulator for initial training.

May 31, 2007, 4:36 AM

Grob Aerospace, which last month at EBACE in Geneva showcased its six-passenger fuselage mockup of the Grob SPn light business jet with a new cabin interior from the Porsche Design Studio, said that it had firm orders for more than 60 SPns, equivalent to the first two years’ production.

May 31, 2007, 4:34 AM

Rockwell Collins’s new HGS-5860 is the first head-up display (HUD) with an LCD projector to be certified on a business jet–Dassault’s Falcon 7X.

May 30, 2007, 12:59 PM

Phoenix-based Honeywell announced last month it had received TSO approval for phase IV, the latest version of the Primus Epic control display system/retrofit (CDS/R). The phase IV upgrade will allow the CDS/R to display electronic charts and maps, as well as satellite weather.

May 30, 2007, 11:35 AM

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the Citation Mustang last month, approximately one month after the first customer airplane was delivered in the U.S. According to Cessna, the VLJ is the first new-generation entry-level business jet to achieve certification in Europe.

May 30, 2007, 11:31 AM

Those flying to Cancun may soon get some relief from the near-constant congestion and lengthy delays. Mexican airport operator Asur said last month it was planning to build a new parallel runway at the resort town.

May 30, 2007, 11:23 AM

If two competing companies have their way, Cessna 550 owners will soon be able to take their jet farther and higher, all while paying less per mile to do it.

May 30, 2007, 10:42 AM

BBA Aviation, parent company of the Signature Flight Support FBO chain, has agreed to purchase Executive Beechcraft, which includes four FBOs, a charter/management operation, maintenance and avionics facilities and an aircraft sales division.

May 30, 2007, 10:25 AM

First-quarter delivery numbers released last month by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show a healthy and continued growth trend in both the jet and turboprop sectors.

May 30, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Despite heavy lobbying by general aviation groups, a promising effort to have the concept of user fees for ATC services stricken from the Senate’s version of an FAA reauthorization bill failed narrowly in mid-May by a 12-11 vote.

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