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Dave Collogan

Dave Collogan
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Remembering Arnie: Working With Arnold Lewis Was A Game Changer 
Arnie was one of those individuals who could light up a room just by walking into it because he was so much fun to be around.
GULFSTREAM UNVEILS LARGEST, FASTEST BUSINESS JET 

Gulfstream Aerospace unveiled an all-new airplane Thursday, the G650, offering customers the largest non-airliner business jet in the market with a range of 7,000 nautical miles at .85 Mach and an array of sophisticated avionics including both enhanced vision and synthetic vision systems to enhance safety and operational utility in reduced visibility environments.

CESSNA PUTTING MORE EMPHASIS ON SUPPLIERS FOR NEW JET 

Cessna Aircraft officials, who have built an impressive record of bringing new aircraft to market on schedule, hope to do the same with the new Citation Columbus even while changing the development process by having vendors perform more of the manufacturing tasks while Cessna focuses on its role as a systems integrator.

MAGUIRE AVIATION BUYING SKYTRAILS FBO AT VAN NUYS 

Maguire Aviation, which already runs two fixed-base operations at the Van Nuys, Calif. Airport (VNY), is buying competitor Skytrails Aviation. Maguire currently operates the former Petersen Aviation facility, which it acquired in September 2006, and the former Million Air FBO. Once the Skytrails deal closes, the only non-Maguire facilities on the airport will be Clay Lacy Aviation and the Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC) location. HBC announced in November that it planned to sell its aircraft fueling operations at seven airports, including VNY (BA, Nov. 5/204).

LCC WILL BE CESSNA'S STAND-UP CABIN, LONG-RANGE JET 

The decision by Textron's board of directors to give Cessna Aircraft the green light to proceed with development of its Large Cabin Concept (LCC) aircraft was hardly a surprise, but it does signal the beginning of a new era for the Wichita plane maker. Cessna has delivered more than 5,000 business jets over the past four decades since the original Citation 500s went into service in the 1970s.

PLANS CALL FOR ECLIPSE ASSEMBLY IN RUSSIAN PLANT BY END OF 2009 

As part of a financing arrangement under which ETIRC Aviation agreed to pump more than $100 million into Eclipse Aviation, the European firm has plans to build a new factory in Russia where Eclipse 500 Very Light Jets will be assembled for customers in ETIRC's wide-ranging distribution territory.

MOISTURE IN 604 STABILIZER UNIT MADE FOR CHALLENGING FLIGHT 

The pilots of a Challenger 604 had to battle strong nose-down trim forces for the last 90 minutes of a six-hour flight after a moisture-induced failure of the aircraft's Horizontal Stabilizer Trim Control Unit (HSTCU), according to a report this month by the United Kingdom's Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

RABURN BETTING NEW EQUITY INFUSION WILL CARRY ECLIPSE TO PROFITABILITY 

Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn believes an equity infusion "substantially in excess of $100 million" from the startup Very Light Jet manufacturer's principal European distributor will carry Eclipse to profitable operations by late this year or early in 2009. The equity infusion is coming from European Technology and Investment Research Center (ETIRC) Aviation, which signed on in mid-2006 to distribute the Eclipse 500 VLJ in the Russian Federation, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Ukraine and Turkey.

CESSNA BUYS COLUMBIA LINE; PARTNERS WITH CHINESE ON SKYCATCHER 

Cessna Aircraft added two new models to its single-engine line and found a Chinese partner to build Cessna's Light Sport Aircraft last week, as officials wrapped up two deals that promise to pay dividends for years to come.

WORLD FUEL SERVICES AVCARD ACQUISITION WILL ADD BIZJET CUSTOMERS 

World Fuel Services Corp. will significantly expand its share of the business jet fuel card market with the planned acquisition of AVCARD, a deal that is expected to close next month.

ROLLS-ROYCE TO BUILD NEW BIZJET ENGINE PLANT IN VIRGINIA 

British engine maker Rolls-Royce will build a new plant in Virginia to manufacture the new RB282 engine for Dassault Falcon's new super midsize jet, and a plant in Singapore to assemble and test the manufacturer's large airliner powerplants, the company said Tuesday. The company said it expects to make a total investment of some $300 million over the next five years to build the new plants and bring them into full operation.

EMBRAER PAINTS OPTIMISTIC FORECAST FOR AIRCRAFT DELIVERIES 

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is painting a bullish forecast for strong sales of both business aviation and airline airplanes over the next 10 and 20 years.

TAG PARENT AGREES TO PAY FAA $10 MILLION TO SETTLE ENFORCEMENT ACTION 

The parent company of TAG Aviation USA and a 49 percent stakeholder in AMI Jet Charter agreed to pay the Federal Aviation Administration $10 million last week to end an enforcement action and help clear the way for TAG Holding of Geneva, Switzerland to complete the sale of the U.S. entities to Sentient Flight Group, the latest in a series of events that have roiled the domestic charter industry in recent months.

Industry reaction to the settlement agreement - which will be the largest in FAA's history - ranged from "unbelievable" to "extortion."

BUSINESS AVIATION FACING NEW SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FROM DHS 

Business aviation will have to comply with several new Department of Homeland Security requirements, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff said last week, including one that will require international business jet flights to be screened at designated overseas airports before departing for the U.S.

AMI JET CHARTER FACING MONDAY DEADLINE TO APPEAL REVOCATION 

AMI Jet Charter officials have to decide by today (Oct. 22) whether they will file an appeal with the National Transportation Safety Board of a certificate revocation order FAA served on the Part 135 charter carrier Oct. 12 (BA, Oct. 15/167).

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