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28/10/2008G550 SETS TWO NEW CITY-PAIR RECORDS

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An ultra-long-range, large-cabin Gulfstream G550 recently established two city-pair speed records between the United States and Mongolia.

28/10/2008THIRD EMBRAER CENTER IN TWO MONTHS

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Embraer opened its third company-owned executive jet service center in the United States in two months.

28/10/2008FIRST TBM FLY-IN DOWN UNDER

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The first Australian fly-in of TBM owners, pilots, and industry partners was hosted by EADS Socata last weekend at Gold Coast Airport in Coolangatta, Queensland.

24/10/2008EXECUJET EUROPE UNVEILS FBO AT BERLIN-SCHÖNEFELD

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ExecuJet Europe formally inaugurated its redesigned and enlarged Fixed Base Operation (FBO) facility at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport - one week ahead of the formal closing of the city’s Tempelhof Airport. Representing an investment of Euros 400,000 the new two-floor 400m2 facility includes a crew lounge and operations briefing room, VIP passenger lounges and conference facilities. New furnishings feature throughout, attractively styled in cool, natural colours, complementing the dark oak furniture. Space is optimised for work and relaxation and there is wireless connectivity in every room.

22/10/2008ROCKWELL COLLINS STRATEGIC DIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

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Rockwell Collins has launched a new Strategic Diversity Partnership program, which involves teaming with nine diversity-related organizations. The partnerships include opportunities for employee volunteerism with each organization, as well as monetary donations totaling more than $140,000 for the first year of the program.

22/10/2008FIRST ATLANTIC CROSSING WITH FANS BY GULFSTREAM

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Gulfstream Aerospace recently completed a full Future Air Navigation System
(FANS) flight across the Atlantic Ocean using Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication with Automatic Dependent Surveillance (CPDLC/ADS). The flight was the first of its kind for a purpose-built business jet.

21/10/2008PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA TO INVEST OVER $360 MILLION IN R&D

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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will invest over $360 million in research and development in the Montreal area over the next three years following the Quebec government’s decision to provide the company with reimbursable support for R&D. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.