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February 1, 2007, 10:24 AM

Montreal-based simulator manufacturer and training organization CAE announced a restructuring plan, including several hundred layoffs, to take effect April 1. The move is aimed at restoring the company’s profitability.

February 1, 2007, 10:24 AM

Operators of all U.S.-registered Challenger 600s, 601s and 604s and Canadair Regional Jets, which are derived from the business jet, must incorporate flight manual revisions to ensure that before takeoff the “wing leading edge and upper wing surface are completely free of ice, frost, snow or slus

February 1, 2007, 10:23 AM

The Citation 560 that crashed short of Runway 26R at Pueblo Municipal Airport, Colo., on February 17 was only about 300 feet agl while still four miles out, according to the NTSB. The airplane crashed just seconds later, at about 9:15 a.m.

February 1, 2007, 10:20 AM
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After almost a year without a stated estimate of a certification target date for its SJ30-2, San Antonio-based Sino Swearingen now says it expects to receive the type certificate under Part 23 (commuter category) in the third quarter of next year.

February 1, 2007, 10:18 AM

Early last month, Safire Aircraft of Opa-Locka, Fla., announced it had filed a type certificate application with the FAA for its very light Safire Jet, the first step in the certification process.

February 1, 2007, 10:17 AM

American Utilicraft (AWC) last month said that WSI Hong Kong had signed a letter of intent in November last year “to facilitate on-going discussions and negotiations for positions on 300 FF-1080 Freight Feeder Aircraft, including exclusive rights for sales and support in the Far East Markets.” Ac

February 1, 2007, 10:11 AM
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When DeCrane Aircraft Holdings bought PATS in 1999, the newly acquired company’s primary focus was on the installation of auxiliary fuel tanks, and in particular an exclusive contract to provide auxiliary tank systems for the Boeing Business Jet.

February 1, 2007, 10:09 AM

The continued weakness of the U.S. dollar and lower operating costs are allowing U.S. executive charter operators to take business from European rivals. According to Niklas Berg, CEO of online charter booking system Avinode, U.S.

February 1, 2007, 10:08 AM

The continued weakness of the U.S. dollar on international currency markets is stimulating sales of U.S.-based business aircraft to foreign buyers.

February 1, 2007, 10:06 AM

Atlanta-based aviation placement company AIR projects that the four major fractional aircraft ownership companies will hire at least 1,000 pilots this year, more than double the 482 hired last year, but fewer than the record 1,363 hired in 2000.

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