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Volume 5, Number 34
September 5, 2007
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The owner of India’s Kingfisher Airlines is reportedly planning to invest $200 million of his own money into Epic Aircraft. Vijay Mallya told the Indian newspaper the Mint that he was is in discussions with Epic but didn’t elaborate. The Mint cited unnamed sources who said the $200 million infusion would give Mallya a controlling interest in the company, which has developed a turboprop and both a single and twin-engine jet in recent years, none of which is certified. More...

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Biz Newsback to top 

NetJets says it has so many aircraft spread all over the world it no longer needs to charge ferry fees for travel to “many” of its overseas destinations. It had a long-standing policy of not charging for repositioning aircraft in the continental U.S. “With the largest fleet and more aircraft types than any other fractional provider, NetJets has aircraft located all over the world and can eliminate fees customarily charged to position aircraft to and from international locations,” CEO Richard Santulli said in a news release. More...

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Biz Newsback to top 

>Jets.com, a Quincy, Mass. charter company has teamed with Carbonfund.org to offer what it says is a way to “neutralize” their effect on global warming when they fly. Jets.com will charge an tax-deductible fee on the charter rate, which it will pass on to Carbonfund.org to invest in reforestation projects. "Providing private jet clients with the ability to fly carbon neutralis yet another win against global warming," said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. "Offsetting flights with trees helps restore ecosystems, habitats and greens communities, as well as create jobs. We applaud Jets.com's charter industry leadership in taking a stand against global warming." More...

Fly Single-Pilot IFR with Confidence!
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Biz Newsback to top 

The world’s biggest operator of Boeing Business Jets just got bigger. Royal Jet, of the United Arab Emirates, recently added a fifth BBJ to its inventory. In now has the ultra-luxurious and long-legged (5,500 nm) customized 737-700s flying all over the world and the aircraft are busy. “Each of our BBJs is typically flying around 1,300 hours each year. They are based all over the world, not limiting themselves purely to local markets,” said CEO Shane O’Hare. “They can be found in Africa, China, India, North America and Europe” The company is also looking after its home turf with a couple of speed Lears. More...

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Biz Newsback to top 

PlaneSmart!, a Dallas-based fractional company inked a deal with Cirrus Design on Tuesday to replace its fleet of Cirrus SR22 G2 models with new G3 aircraft. The deal was announced a couple of months ago but the paperwork was signed Tuesday. The new aircraft will have every option available on the G3, including air conditioning and turbonormalization that allows operations to 25,000 feet. The G3 was announced in April and has more than 700 design changes from the earlier models. All of PlaneSmart!'s aircraft will be identically equipped for continuity and ease of operation. More...

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Biz Newsback to top 

The surging business jet market has helped cash-strapped Bombardier recover from its post-9/11 problems and the Canadian planemaker is ramping up production. According to the Toronto Globe and Mail, Bombardier sold 212 business jets in its last fiscal year and orders continue to pour in. It's also doing well in the regional jet market and is boosting production from one CRJ every five days to one every four days. A company spokesman said an airworthiness directive on the flap system affecting the entire fleet of older CRJs isn't affecting sales of new aircraft. More...

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Biz Newsback to top 

Hawker Beechcraft announced sales of a total of 10 mid-sized business jets in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday. The company will be sending four Hawker 900XPs and four Hawker 750XPs to Jet Asia Ltd. The aircraft will be used by Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM), a casino company owned by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau (STDM). Hainan Airlines has ordered a 900XP and an 850XP to augment its charter service, which is the largest in China. More...

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Avidyne's New MLB700 Broadcast Datalink Receiver Really Delivers!
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