Raytheon Aircraft is rolling back pricing of its Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza product lines as part of the 75th anniversary of Beechcraft, and the 60th anniversary of the Bonanza. The price for a 2007-model Bonanza has been cut by 14% from 2006, meaning a typical Bonanza G36 will cost $574,000 instead of $667,000. Baron prices have been reduced 12%, from $1.19 million for a typical Baron G58 to $1.05 million this year.


Cessna is relocating its Long Beach, California-based Citation service centre to Williams Gateway airport in Mesa, Arizona. The new facility is to open in the first quarter of 2009.


Landmark Aviation has received US supplemental type certification (STC) to install Rockwell Collins dual ADC-87A air data computers on Dassault Falcon 50 business jets to replace equipment that is not compliant with the reduced vertical separation minimum requirement.


Elliott Aviation has received European Aviation Safety Agency certification for its Beech King Air reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) unit for European-registered aircraft. The approval includes the King Air B200, B300 and B350 series aircraft with certain Collins, Honeywell and Bendix/King autopilot systems. The company selected Revue Thommen's AD32 Air Data Display with Copilot Alerter for instrumentation.


Jet Stream Aviation Products has opened an aviation cosmetic detailing university at its Dallas Love Field corporate headquarters. The university provides a three-day certification programme for aviation detailing professionals to learn the safe and correct procedures for detailing the interior and exterior of jet aircraft.

Source: Flight International