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100 'MOST-DELIVERED' BIZJET
Embraer says its Phenom 100 was
the most-delivered business jet of 2010 with 100 aircraft placed in
customers' hands. The plane was first certified in late 2008 and it
wasn't until early 2009 that a customer aircraft was
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movement of a few years ago but Embraer has taken pains to distance
itself from that market and now simply calls the aircraft a business
jet. "Its clean-sheet design, superior cabin comfort, amazing
performance, low operating cost, as well as the jet's great looks, have
thrilled our customers," said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer's
Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. More...
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DELIVERY DELAYED AGAIN
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, already
many-times delayed, will start deliveries in the third quarter of this
year, Boeing said on Tuesday, instead of in February, as previously
announced. The new delivery date reflects the impact of an in-flight
electrical fire in November that grounded the test fleet. Extra time is
needed to produce, install and test updated software and new electrical
power distribution panels, the company said. "We've also restored some
margin in the schedule to allow for any additional time that may be
needed to complete certification activities," said Scott Fancher,
general manager of the 787 program. The announcement drew some
skepticism. Seattle Times analyst Jon Talton asked, "Shall we take bets
as to whether the latest firm date is met?" More...
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DEPRECIATION MORE GENEROUS
An unusually generous tax break
aimed squarely at general aviation aircraft manufacturers and their
business customers is now in effect and the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association is advising those with aircraft acquisition
plans to act within its fairly broad parameters. In a
podcast interview, GAMA spokesman Paul Feldman suggested the bonus
depreciation measure signed into law by President Barack Obama in
December might be a rare tax break that may not be repeated anytime
soon. "I would act on it," he said. More...
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DAKOTA LURING AEROSPACE
Add South Dakota to the list of
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beyond 10 years from the date of manufacture so the state can compete
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DEPRECIATION LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN IT
The new law on bonus
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capitalize on it. More...
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