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November 22, 2006, 6:02 AM

Despite lack of near-term availability, Cessna received orders for 111 Citations in the first quarter compared with 73 in the first quarter of last year. This quarter’s numbers include 41 aircraft from two fleet operators.

November 22, 2006, 6:00 AM

Macquarie Infrastructure, a New York subsidiary of Australia-based Macquarie Bank, late last month entered into an agreement to purchase Trajen Holding, including its network of FBOs, for nearly $339 million.

November 22, 2006, 5:57 AM

Mubadala Development, an investment company owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, has acquired 35 percent of Italy’s Piaggio Aero, manufacturer of the Avanti II turboprop twin.

November 22, 2006, 5:55 AM

The Diamond D-Jet (S/N 001) single-engine very light jet flew for the first time on Tuesday afternoon from London International Airport, Ontario, home of Diamond’s North American division.

November 22, 2006, 5:47 AM

Manufacturers of very light jets had until early this month to respond to a U.S. Air Force VLJ-capability request for information (RFI).

November 22, 2006, 5:39 AM

The FAA issued proposed special conditions that would apply to STCs of AmSafe inflatable seatbelts in a variety of general aviation airplanes, including Beech, Cessna and Piper singles through turboprops. The comment period on the proposal closes May 22.

November 22, 2006, 5:35 AM

Transport aircraft manufacturers, including business jet OEMs, will be required to develop operational limitations for all future Part 25 designs, under a far-ranging notice of proposed rulemaking intended to eliminate “widespread fatigue damage” (WFD) as aircraft age.

November 22, 2006, 5:34 AM

The controversy over Teterboro Airport operations seems to be cooling down. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and operates the airport, has asked for a 10-percent reduction in operations, and Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), has demanded a 25-percent reduction.

November 22, 2006, 5:31 AM

The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday issued an advisory urging private jet owners and general aviation airports to review security measures after a message was posted in Arabic on a Web forum on April 13 urging all Muslims to destroy American business jets “usually used by disti

November 22, 2006, 5:25 AM

The owner of a Mexican-registered Gulfstream II (S/N 0-10) that landed at Toncontin International Airport in Honduras February 24 may lose the airplane.

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