Archive - Aug 2008

Date

August 29th

29/08/2008DASSAULT RELEASES FIRST HALF-YEAR RESULTS

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The Board of Directors of Dassault Aviation, chaired by Mr. Charles Edelstenne, met on August 27th, 2008 and approved the financial statements for the first half-year 2008. According to the statements, consolidated half-year 2008 orders amount to 2.39 billion euros “ with the Falcon family making up 79 percent of this. Export shares account for 84 percent of total consolidated orders.

August 26th

26/08/2008DAC RECEIVES FAA PMA ON GEN-X CLASS 3 EFB

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DAC International Inc. announced the GEN-X Electronic Flight Bag System has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA.

26/08/2008PrivatAir READIES FOR RUSSIAN SHOWS

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Over the last few years, Russia has rapidly developed one of the largest appetites for Business Aviation in the world, as an increasingly wealthy and unrestricted population has woken up to the advantages of flying privately. It is therefore hardly surprising that private jets are enjoying a rapid rise in demand. Indeed, last year PrivatAir witnessed a growth rate of more than 15 percent in the number of flights it operates on behalf of Russian clients.

26/08/2008GULFSTREAM RECEIVES EASA APPROVALS

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Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, recently became the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to receive approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for all of its aircraft equipped with the Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System (EVS) to obtain operational credit for continuing approaches to 100 feet.

August 25th

25/08/2008ECLIPSE TARGETS FINANCIAL STABILITY

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Eclipse Aviation®, manufacturer of the world’s first very light jet (VLJ), announced a reduction in workforce as a result of its operational excellence strategy introduced by CEO Roel Pieper at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in July. Eclipse is reducing its workforce by approximately 38 percent, which includes temporary workers and people employed less than six months.

August 22nd

22/08/2008ExecuJet AVIATION GROUP RESPONDS TO GROB

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To clarify how Grob Aerospace GmbH’s insolvency will affect ExecuJet, Niall Olver, CEO of ExecuJet and Grob, released a statement. According to the statement, it is acknowledged that a close working association between Grob and ExecuJet does exist, the companies are separate entities and thus the insolvency of Grob has no direct bearing on ExecuJet.