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Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine Jet Production Begins

Eclipse Aerospace Inc., manufacturer of very light jets (VLJs), has begun initial production of its new model Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. Eclipse Dealers from more than 30 countries attended and signed agreements for the purchase of new Eclipse 550Jets slated for delivery in 2014 and early 2015. Eclipse is now armed with an established supply […]

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Company Offers Fractional Ownership of Private Jets

A new company - Aurora Jet Partners - is promising all the benefits of jet ownership, but at a fraction of the cost. The new jet sales, management and charter company was created by a partnership between Ledcor's Opus Aviation of Vancouver and Morning-star Partners of Edmonton. Ledcor is investing in Morningstar Partners to create […]

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Crowds Gather for Red Arrows Return to Bournemouth

SPECTATORS and aviation enthusiasts gathered at Bournemouth Airport to catch a fleeting glimpse of the Red Arrows as they returned for the first time since last year’s tragic crash, which killed pilot Jon Egging. The jets had stopped to refuel at Bournemouth before taking part in a Diamond Jubilee flypast at Windsor Castle on Saturday […]

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NASA Will Use Cereal & Crayons to Test Engine Sensors

NASA researchers are planning to put the engines of a C-17 cargo transport plane on a diet of cereal and crayons as part of a series of tests of new health diagnostic sensors that they hope will become an early warning system for potential engine failure. The space agency says its Aviation Safety Program is […]

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Winnipeg's $50-Million Dollar Jet Engine Testing Facility

"This is the coolest of the cool," says Brent Ostermann, the engineer in charge of babysitting the 6,000-kilogram jet engine affixed six metres above his head. The General Electric next-generation (GEnx) turbine was designed to be strapped to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. But before it is, it must face the rigours of GE’s new aircraft […]

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FAA Grants Production Certificate for Eclipse 550 Jet

Eclipse Aerospace Inc. received a production certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration    to produce an upgraded version of the Eclipse 500 very light jet. The company, which bought the assets of Eclipse Aviation Corp. out of bankruptcy in August 2009, announced last fall that it would begin producing the new Eclipse 550 in 2013. The […]

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