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Cessna says its Mach 0.92 Citation X is gaining popularity, announcing this week that production for the aircraft has risen 40 percent since 2003 and continues to rise to meet demand. More than 260 Citation Xs have been delivered and the model's order backlog extends well into 2008. Cessna delivered 307 business jets last year, and expects to deliver 375 jets in 2007...

General Dynamics CEO Nicholas Chabraja predicts growth in Gulfstream sales of 17 to 18 percent this year, with higher deliveries and pressure to ramp up production in 2008 to meet demand for new aircraft...

Dassault is offering video footage of Falcon 7X extreme conditions testing on YouTube. The eight-minute forty-eight second video is narrated to explain the tests -- which include high speed runs through deep standing water, operations during extreme cold, icing, lightning, and more -- comment on results and note changes resulting from each test program.