10/09/2008ARINC’S SKYLink BROADBAND HEADS FOR CARIBBEAN

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ARINC Direct announced it has expanded its SKYLinkSM broadband satellite communications network to include substantial coverage of the Caribbean, Central America, and part of South America. ARINC’s development partner, SES AMERICOM, is providing the new satellite coverage over its Ku-band Satellite NSS-7, and will be transitioning to its future home on SES AMERICOM’s AMC-21 satellite in the fourth quarter of 2008.

09/09/2008ExecuJet TO EXPAND COMPLETIONS ACTIVITY

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ExecuJet Aviation Group is marking three years’ activity of handling aircraft interior design and completions by moving into larger executive jet types. By the end of the year, the Zurich, Switzerland-based company is hoping to add Airbus ACJ and Boeing Business Jets to its current, primarily Bombardier Business Jets portfolio. A brand new dedicated customer showroom, located at Zurich Headquarters is scheduled to open this autumn.

09/09/2008LEA SEES ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN

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London Executive Aviation (˜LEA’), one of Europe ’s largest private jet charter operators, reports that two clear trends are emerging in the charter market as the economy slows.  At the top end, there continues to be strong demand for large cabin private jets by Very High Net Worth Individuals, whose lifestyles appear unaffected by the economic malaise.  However, in the corporate market, many businesses are downsizing to a new generation of small, four-passenger jets in order to conserve travel budgets.

04/09/2008ECLIPSE ADVANCES OPERATIONAL STRATEGY

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Eclipse Aviation announced it has established a new divisional structure in support of the company’s operational excellence strategy. Peg Billson, previously the company’s chief operating officer, has been appointed president and general manager of the Eclipse Manufacturing Division and Mike McConnell, previously vice president of sales and marketing, will serve as president and general manager of the Eclipse Customer Division.

04/09/2008SAN DIEGO FIRE-RESCUE SIGNS FOR BELL 412

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. announced the delivery of a 412EP model medium lift helicopter to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, joining "Copter One," a model 212 Bell helicopter currently operated by the air support division. This new 412 will significantly enhance the citizens of San Diego access to 24 hour, seven days a week emergency response capability.

03/09/2008AVCON JET MAKES IT A ROUND DOZEN

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With the announcement of the arrival of their fourth brand-new Cessna Citation CJ2+, the Austrian Business Aviation company Avcon Jet AG has now enlarged its fleet to twelve aircraft. The new business jet will be home-based at Vienna International Airport and was financed by Austrian HYPO GROUP Alpe Adria Leasing.

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