15/08/2008EMBRAER’S LEGACY 450 AND 500 PROGRAMS ADVANCE

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Embraer is steadily moving forward with the development of its recently launched mid-light Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 executive jets, with the conclusion of the preliminary aircraft design.

15/08/2008JET AVIATION RESTRUCTURES EMEA AND ASIA ORGANIZATION

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Aviation recently announced the restructuring of its EMEA & Asia organization by lines of business in alignment with the company's US structure and appointed Christof Späth as the new Senior Vice President and Head of Maintenance for EMEA & Asia effective July 1, 2008. Organized by three main lines of business: completions, aircraft services and maintenance, Jet Aviation will move to a more efficient and effective structure to offer its customers the full power of the company's global service network.

14/08/2008PILATUS TOPS THE HONORS LIST FOR PC-12 PRODUCT SUPPORT

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Pilatus Aircraft is delighted to announce that they have once again received the highest industry honors for excellence through the 2008 Product Support surveys. PC-12 owners have consistently placed Pilatus at the top of the leader board having now won the Professional Pilot product support survey for the last 7 years. The results of this important survey show that Pilatus achieved first place in all seven categories

14/08/2008AVIDYNE MLX770 NOW AVAILABLE FOR LATIN AMERICA

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Avidyne Corporation announced graphical weather and two-way text messaging is now available for Latin America on its two-way datalink transceiver, the MLX770. The announcement came during LABACE, the annual gathering of Latin America’s Business Aviation community, currently being held in Sao Paulo.

13/08/2008DC AVIATION EXPANDS GULFSTREAM FLEET

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As Germany's main provider of private jets, DC Aviation has expanded its fleet of Gulfstreams with one brand-new Gulfstream G450. This means the Stuttgart company is operating a total of 31 business jets ranging from the Learjet to the Airbus 319 CJ and including two Gulfstream G550s, one G450 and one G150.

12/08/2008FAA ADVANCES ECLIPSE AVIATION THROTTLE INSPECTION PROCESS

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an updated Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the Eclipse 500® fleet of aircraft manufactured by Eclipse Aviation® offering clarification on how the aircraft’s Throttle Quadrant Assembly (TQA) should be inspected.

12/08/2008EMBRAER’S SPARE PARTS WAREHOUSE IN CHINA CERTIFIED

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Embraer’s spare parts warehouse in China has been certified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil “ ANAC), in compliance with Brazilian Aeronautical Regulation (Regulamento Brasileiro de Homologação Aeronáutica “ RBHA), Part 21, to issue airworthiness certificates for parts and equipment. An extensive audit process qualified Embraer China’s Quality Technicians to issue spare part airworthiness certificates through its own quality system in China, broadening the range of services and bringing flexibility to customers.

12/08/2008STARFISH AVIATION PURCHASES SPECTRUM S.40 AND S.33

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Austin Blue, President of Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, announced today that the company has finalized the sale of a fleet of aircraft comprised of its Freedom S.40 and Independence S.33 business jets to Starfish Aviation, LLC, of Northbrook, Illinois. Although both companies have policies that prohibit public disclosure of details and order backlogs, Blue commented that the value of the contract is in the nine-digit range.

11/08/2008BLACKHAWK GAINS EASA APPROVAL

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Blackhawk Modifications, the leading provider of engine upgrades for turbine powered aircraft, announced the expansion of their portfolio of worldwide certified engine upgrades by gaining European (EASA) approval of the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-61 engines for the King Air 200 and B200 series.

08/08/2008StandardAero BREAKS GROUND ON FACILITY EXPANSION

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Due to growth in turbine-engine-overhaul contracts, StandardAero, a DAE Engineering company, is celebrating the official ground breaking of an 80,000 square foot expansion to their Winnipeg facilities