Take a peek at the April 20, 2015, issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation:

FAA Proposes Civil Penalty Against Beechcraft

The FAA is proposing a $430,000 civil penalty against Beechcraft Corp., a division of Textron Aviation, in Wichita, for allegedly failing to maintain the required aircraft production-quality-control system, the FAA said.

The agency alleges that Beechcraft Baron customers began reporting fuel leaks on 43 Barons that the company recently manufactured, it said. Investigators determined the leaks were caused by improperly installed fuel bladders.

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Cessna Receives XLS+ Order From Chinese Customer

Cessna Aircraft has received a new order for the Citation XLS+ business jet in China, the company announced at the 2015 Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
FT Business Jets Co. in Shanghai placed the order and plans to offer charter operations in China. The aircraft will be delivered later this year by Cessna-AVIC Aircraft in Zhuhai, a Cessna joint venture with China Aviation Industry General Aviation Co., or CAIGA.

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Piper Aircraft Unveils M600, M350 Aircraft

Piper Aircraft introduced new aircraft and aircraft enhancements at an April 13 event at its Vero Beach, Florida, headquarters.

Piper unveiled the M600, the M350 – an upgraded and rebranded Piper Mirage – and a Meridian M500 Special Edition option as it upgrades and expands its fleet.

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