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    Bombardier’s rail sale is last roll of the dice


    The mansion that Laurent built is down to its last room. Bombardier – transformed by Pere Beaudoin from humble snowmobile manufacturer to world leader in aviation and rail transportation by the time he handed the chief executive reins to son Pierre in 2003 – will soon be known simply for business aircraft.

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    Europe clears HondaJet Elite for steep approaches and increased occupancy


    Honda Aircraft has secured European steep-approach certification for the HondaJet Elite, permitting the light business jet to perform approaches at descent angles of up to 5.5°. 

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    Bombardier sells rail division to focus on business aviation


    Bombardier says it is to focus exclusively on business aviation following an agreement to sell its rail division to French rail giant Alstom. The deal announced on 17 February, is worth close $4.5 billion for Bombardier, and will help to slash company’s outstanding debt of some $9 billion.

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    Cabin fire caused Cirrus SF50 fleet grounding


    Cirrus grounded its global fleet of more than 170 SF50 Vision Jets on 7 February, and issued a mandatory service bulletin (SB) to all owners of the single-engined aircraft, after identifying faulty audio amplifier circuit cards as the cause of a 27 December cabin fire.

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    Pilatus concludes PC-24 rough-field certification campaign


    Pilatus has concluded the rough-field certification campaign for its PC-24, with approval for the super-light business jet to operate from grass, wet earth and snow, awarded by European and US regulators in early February

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    Gulfstream begins demo tour with G700 cabin mock-up


    Gulfstream has embarked on an international customer demonstration tour with its G700 cabin mock-up, to drum-up sales of the ultra-long-range business jet in its key markets.

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    Bombardier discussing sale of business jet unit to Textron: reports


    Bombardier is discussing a potential sale of its business jet unit to Textron, according to reports, a move that if completed would catapult Textron into the large-cabin business jet segment and mark another divestiture by once-mighty Bombardier.

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    Polish EMS provider acquires Learjet 75 Liberty pair


    Polish air ambulance provider Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) is adding business jets to its fleet for the first time, with the purchase of two Bombardier Learjet 75 Libertys.

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    Gulfstream backlog climbs to a 10-year high


    Strong demand for Gulfstream’s top-end business jet family in the fourth quarter of 2019 has propelled the airframer’s order backlog to the highest level for over a decade,and the second highest ever, according to parent company General Dynamics.

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    Embraer launches upgraded Phenom 300E


    Embraer has launched an upgraded version of the Phenom 300E in a move designed to boost the appeal and value proposition of the best-selling light business jet.

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    Textron Aviation deliveries and revenues climb on Longitude success


    Service entry of the Citation Longitude business jet in October 2019 contributed to a double-digit year-on-year hike in deliveries and revenues at Textron Aviation in the fourth quarter, but output for the super-midsize twin and its legacy stablemates will be reduced over the coming months as the airframer rebuilds a composite parts facility in Wichita that was severely damaged by fire in late December.

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    SyberJet SJ30i completes key tests as approval set for early 2021


    SyberJet Aircraft has completed a series of key tests on its Honeywell Primus Epic 2.0-based SyberVision avionics suite for the SJ30i business jet, as it targets certification and service entry of the high-speed light-twin for early 2021.

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    Jet Edge expands with JetSelect acquisition


    Jet Edge International has snapped up JetSelect Aviation to become one of the largest business aircraft charter and management companies in the USA, with a fleet of 85 aircraft.

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    Falcon shipments dip in ‘difficult market’


    Deliveries of Falcon business jets dipped to 40 units in 2019, compared with 41 the previous year, with Dassault saying output for the period was five aircraft short of its 2019 guidance because of what it describes as “a difficult market”.

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    Aerion selects more suppliers for in-development supersonic business jet AS2


    Supersonic business jet developer Aerion Supersonic has selected several more suppliers of components for its in-development AS2 jet, which the company hopes will conduct first flight in 2024.

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    Embraer delivers first Praetor 500, to Flexjet


    Embraer has delivered the first Praetor 500 midsize jet, handing over the aircraft to fractional business jet ownership company Flexjet.

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    Bombardier G5500 and 6500 gain FAA certification


    Bombardier says that its Global 5500 and 6500 have received FAA certification, completing its approval requirements in three of the world’s major jurisdictions and allowing it to begin delivery of the aircraft to customers.

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    Phenom 100 gets approval for Garmin G1000 NXi upgrade


    Garmin has secured US certification for the next-generation G1000 NXi integrated flightdeck on the Embraer Phenom 100, and says its will perform the first upgrades on the entry-level business jet “very soon”.

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    Wheels Up combines with Delta Private Jets


    US charter companies Wheels Up and Delta Private Jets (DPJ) have combined to create one the largest business aircraft operations in the USA with a fleet of 190 jets and turboprops. The deal announced in December and scheduled to close in the first quarter of 2020, will see DPJ ...

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    Tecnam delivers P2012 Traveller to Zil Air


    Italian airframer Tecnam has delivered the first P2012 Traveller to Seychelles-based charter company Zil Air, from a 2018 order for up to three of the high-wing piston-twins.