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Embraer aircraft sells 190s On ARJ21's Home Turf

China Southern Airlines will operate Embraer 190s in Xinjiang, the western territory of China that rival Comac sees as a natural market for its ARJ21 regional jet.

Middle East Business Aviation Show

The fourth annual Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) Show has been hailed a success by organiser F&E Aerospace, with a record number of visitors and exhibitors from around the world. In total, around 6200 people attended the biennial event – an increase of 13% compared to the previous show in 2008 – while exhibitor numbers also peaked at 339 companies, including business aircraft manufacturers, service providers and suppliers to the industry.

Piper’s dealer for new aircraft sales in Alaska, northern California

Piper Aircraft Inc. selected Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup® company, as Piper’s dealer for new aircraft sales in Alaska, northern California, Oregon and Washington. The appointment is effective immediately.

Embraer's First Legacy 650

Last week, Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A., or Embraer (ERJ - Analyst Report), the largest Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, delivered the first Legacy 650 large executive jet in Brazil. Recently, Embraer signed an agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa AG for eight new EMBRAER 195 jets for a total value of $338 million and delivered the first ultra large Lineage 1000 executive jet to VIP charter company Falcon Aviation Services of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Embraer executive jet services joins the national partnership for environmental priorities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes Embraer Executive Jet Services (EEJS) as the newest environmental steward to join the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP). As an EPA partner EEJS will recycle fluorescent lamps and aircraft batteries, ensuring safe reuse of lead and mercury.

Business Aviation Picking Up In Boston

The business aviation sector got some positive press from the mainstream media this week when The Boston Globe reported that corporate jet activity was up by 7 percent in 2010 at Hanscom Field, a small GA airport close to the city. Bill Herp, president of Linear Air, said his business doubled in 2010 compared to the year before. Herp charters four Eclipse jets out of the field, charging about $1,500 an hour. Rectrix Aviation, another local charter company, said business was up 15 percent, and they hired three pilots and added a jet to their fleet in September. The number of jets based at Hanscom has increased by a third in the last three years, and the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates the field, is planning to expand.

Airbus, Boeing kick off 2011 with more aircraft sales

Airbus and Boeing rang in the New Year with aircraft orders from easyJet and CIT Aerospace, respectively. EasyJet confirmed it reached an agreement with Airbus to exercise options covering 15 A320 aircraft valued at $1.1 billion at list prices for delivery between 2012 and 2014 and to convert an existing order for 20 A319s into the larger A320 model.

Private jets take flight

The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) and show organisers F&E Aerospace have again proved the resilience of the Middle East's business aviation industry with their corporate jet extravaganza in Dubai.

Private jet market eyes Middle East for growth

Top industry executives said that the Middle East would be a key focus as business aviation makes a comeback after a rocky two years of economic downturn. “From a dollars point of view, our focus really is about the Middle East,” Stephen Taylor, president of Boeing’s business jet operation, told Arabian Business.

New Honda Business Jet Makes First Flight

Honda Motor Co. says the first FAA-conforming version of the small business jet it has been working on for years made its first flight. The plane, called the HondaJet, flew from the company’s Honda Aircraft Co. operation at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.