Coverage in the April 6, 2015, issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation includes:

Analyst: Sale of Learjet May Be Inevitable

It would make sense for Bombardier to sell its Learjet plant in Wichita for a number of reasons, and Textron would be a natural buyer, Cowen and Co. analyst Cai von Rumohr says.

“My theory is, I think the potential for Bombardier to sell Lear to Textron is pretty good,” von Rumohr told The Weekly of Business Aviation. “If they can get a deal, it’s a win-win for both of them.”

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Dassault Adds Second Falcon 8X to Test Program

Dassault Aviation has added a second Falcon 8X into its flight test program, the company said.

The second aircraft flew for the first time on March 30, with test pilots Herve Laverne and Etienne Faurdessus. After initial checks on the digital flight controls and engine system, Laverne and Faurdesus took the aircraft to 43,000 ft. and Mach 0.8 for performance testing.

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IBAC Buys Aviation Safety Data Business

The International Business Aviation Council recently bought Robert E. Breiling Associates with the assistance of the National Business Aviation Association and will incorporate the company’s safety data and collection methods.

“IBAC is proud to continue the uniquely authoritative work of Robert Breiling, who has earned the industry’s respect over more than four decades,” said Kurt Edwards, IBAC director general. “Sustaining his safety data work into the future is critical to allow IBAC to continue providing meaningful information on continuous safety improvement of the global business aviation community, areas to target where risk is the highest, and safety trends to inform better safety regulations.”

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