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February 12, 2008

Certified! Hawker 750 Light-Midsize Jet

Aircraft Sports 800-Series Cabin, Wing

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation told ANN Tuesday the planemaker achieved FAA certification for the newest aircraft in the Hawker family, the new light-midsize Hawker 750, on February 8. Introduced at the 2006 NBAA Convention, the Hawker 750 utilizes the fuselage and wings of the midsize Hawker 800-series, providing the largest cabin in the light-midsize aircraft segment.

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Project Aims For RTW Flight Using Biofuels

LearJet May Fly By End Of 2008

Sir Richard Branson plans to fly a Boeing 747 from London to Amsterdam on a biofuel mix derived from soybeans or algae, sometime later this month. But a US pilot and entrepreneur has set his sights on a much bigger achievement.

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Aero-TV's Conversation With P.A.S.S. (Part Two)

Interesting Observations From Folks On The "Front Lines" Of Our Aviation Infrastructure

As noted in the first part of this story, staffers and officials from P.A.S.S. caught up with ANN Editor-In-Chief at the 2007 AOPA Expo, and let him know in no uncertain terms that they wanted to get a few things on the record. 

ATI Selects Esterline CMC Electronics FMS For Belugas

Will Retrofit Five A300-600ST Heavy-Lifters

Aero-News learned Monday CMC Electronics Inc. was selected by Airbus Transport International (ATI) to supply its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) for the retrofit of its fleet of five A300-600ST Beluga transport aircraft. The installation will consist of a dual CMA-9000 FMS, providing the aircraft with enhanced operational capability.

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Hawker Beechcraft Appoints London-Based Parts Distributor

Adds To Planemaker's RAPID Parts Network

Hawker Beechcraft recently appointed London-based Allaero Ltd. as an authorized parts distributor for Rapid Aircraft Parts Inventory and Distribution (RAPID), HBC’s factory-direct source for aircraft parts.

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Jet Source Opens San Diego P&W Service Center

Firm Secures 'Authorized' Status

Jet Source, headquartered at the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA, recently became the first Pratt & Whitney Authorized Service Center in San Diego. To earn its 'authorized' status with the aircraft engine manufacturer, Jet Source’s maintenance team received special education and training from Pratt & Whitney.

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