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Embraer's recycling program earned it $6.6 million in 2006, claiming 79.6 percent of its recyclables and weighing in at 9.947 tons. The program has grown 5 percent since 2005.

Eclipse Aviation last Wednesday delivered the second Eclipse 500 (S/N 003) to an unidentified customer, company spokesman Andrew Broom confirmed. He told AVweb that Eclipse will continue to deliver more very light jets sans announcements...

Soloy has delivered the fourth of five development engine inlet Assemblies for Grob's SPn light business jet. Deliveries of SPn production inlets are due later this year...

Sikorsky has taken a major step toward establishing roots for its European operations through the acquisition of PZL Mielec. Sikorsky will modify PZL's 1.2 million-sq-ft facility to support Black Hawk production...

Former Gulfstream executive vice-president of marketing and sales Robert H. "Bob" Cooper, 81, passed away on March 17. Cooper's career spanned North American Aviation, Rockwell International and Gulfstream, and more recently he was on the board of Supersonic Aerospace International and The Air Group. He died among friends on a golf course.