Cessna bug

Cessna says "a minor software glitch" found in the three-panel Garmin-built avionics displays of its first customer Mustang very light jet will not affect the projected 40 deliveries due this year. Cessna says the company had to install a "minor" software upgrade and follow up with a "couple of weeks" of ground and flight testing to prove out the changes. Cessna leased the first customer aircraft, a demonstrator delivered in November. Aircraft number two, due to be delivered later this month, will have the corrected software from the start.

Recorder choice

L-3 Communication Aviation Recorders has been selected to provide the combination voice and data recorder, cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder for Embraer's Phenom 100 very-light and Phenom 300 light jets.

Elite sale

Dubai-based Hawker Beechcraft distributor Elite Jets has sold an extended-range Raytheon King Air 350ER to a private investor in the United Arab Emirates. The 4,250km (2,300nm)-range twin-turboprop will be managed and operated by GulfJet.

Diamond deal

Croatia's Trade and Investment Promotion Agency plans to sign a contract this month with Diamond Aircraft to build a composites components factory at Varaždin. Investment in the first phase will be €10 million ($13.4 million).

Training grant

North Carolina's Guildford Technical Community College has received a $1 million grant to train workers for Honda Aircraft and other companies. The grant comes from a foundation based in Greensboro, where Honda will assemble the HondaJet.

Dallas adds

Dallas Airmotive has added repair, hot-section inspection and field service on Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500-series turbofans to the services available at its Portsmouth, UK centre.

Source: Flight International