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February 23, 2011

Founding Member Of Twirly Birds To Attend Annual Meeting

Soloed A Helicopter After Only Three And A Half Hours Instruction

Commander Stewart Ross Graham, a Founding Member of Twirly Birds, will be the honored guest during the organizations annual meeting planned during the HAI Heli-Expo in Orlando, FL. Commander Graham, USCG, (Ret.) first soloed in a helicopter in 1943 and signed the original membership roll helping form Twirly Birds in 1945.

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Business Jet Center OAK Sets Fuel Volume Sales Record

2010 Best Year on Record; January Best Month Ever

Perhaps a sign of an improving economy? FBO service provider Business Jet Center (BJC) reported Monday that 2010 was the best year on record for fuel sales volume at their Oakland International Airport location.

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Associated Air Center Gaining Momentum In VIP Completions Orders

New and Repeat Business Fuels Growing Backlog

The Large Transport Category, VIP aircraft Completions center of Standard Aero in Dallas, TX, has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) and received a Slot Deposit from a Far East customer for upcoming/near-term VIP completion work on a new ("green") Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ).

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Gulf Helicopters Signs Contract For Five AW139 Helicopters

Grows Overall AW139 Fleet To Seventeen

A contract for five AW139 helicopters equipped for offshore passenger transportation operations has been inked by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar, AgustaWestland announced Monday.

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Despite Complications, Civil Helicopter Market Appears Poised To Trend Up

Timing Is Still Unsure, But One Analyst Thinks The Answer Is "Soon"

Helicopters have a lot of moving parts -- as do all the different and intertwining markets driving sales in this industry. And GA analyst Brian Foley sees a bright spot in this, at least for the rotorcraft market.

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Embraer Inaugurates 1st US Final Assembly Plant

New Florida Facility For Phenom Final Production

Embraer celebrated the opening of its first U.S.aircraft final assembly plant Monday at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida. The new 80,000-square-foot hangar and modern paint shop facility is dedicated to the executive jet business in the company's largest market.

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