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Why Beechcraft makes sense for Textron

Why Beechcraft makes sense for Textron

Beech and Cessna are coming together 85 years after their last joint-venture failed. But it makes sense for Textron to own Beechcraft and Cessna. So, 2013 turned out to be a good one for Textron. By buying Beechcraft for $1.4

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Textron buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion

Textron buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion

Textron, the parent company of Cessna, plans to buy Beechcraft for $1.4 billion. Textron, the owner of Cessna and Bell Helicopters, is buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion in cash. “The acquisition of Beechcraft is a tremendous opportunity to extend our

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2013: A disappointing but fascinating year for new aircraft sales

2013: A disappointing but fascinating year for new aircraft sales

Despite the fact that new business jet buyers failed to return, it was a very interesting year for the industry with a number of new aircraft and company launches. The year 2013 was a disappointing one in terms of new

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The biggest business aviation news from 2013

The biggest business aviation news from 2013

Wheels Up, Beechcraft, Pilatus and FlexJet were the main headline-makers as we take a look back at the biggest news stories from the private jet industry in 2013. As is usually the case with business aviation, most of the year’s

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Wheels Up chooses the Cessna Citation as its next private jet

Wheels Up chooses the Cessna Citation as its next private jet

Wheels Up plans to add 120-150 Cessna Citation private jets to its fleet by 2020, after placing a firm order for around 20 aircraft. Wheels Up, an exclusive flight club for private jet passengers, has chosen the Cessna Citation jet

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GE Honda Aero HF120 engine receives FAA certificate

GE Honda Aero HF120 engine receives FAA certificate

GE Honda’s HF120 turbofan engine receives FAA certificate. The US FAA has awarded a Part 33 certification to GE Honda Aero Engine’s HF120 turbofan engine, certifying its airworthiness. “Achieving US FAA airworthiness certification for the HF120 engine is a perfect

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Airplane Repo’s Ken Cage denies show is fake, fights for second season

Airplane Repo’s Ken Cage denies show is fake, fights for second season

Ken Cage, private jet repo man and TV star, aims to recover Discovery Channel’s ‘Airplane Repo’ from being cancelled as ratings and claims of the show being fake create an uncertain future. With their million dollar price tags and spacious

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Further declines for European business aviation as charter lags

Further declines for European business aviation as charter lags

WINGX Advance brings more bad news for business aviation in Europe as another monthly drop slows down yearly activity. There were 14 per cent few flights involving private jets and business aircraft in Europe in November 2013, when compared with

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Q&A: Ken Cage from Airplane Repo takes back private jets for a living

Q&A: Ken Cage from Airplane Repo takes back private jets for a living

Ken Cage is a high-end repo man specialising in private jets, luxury boats and cars. Starring in Discovery Channel’s Airplane Repo, he was one of the few people to find big business in the recession. How did you get into

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Jersey Aircraft Registry to battle with Guernsey Aircraft Registry

Jersey Aircraft Registry to battle with Guernsey Aircraft Registry

It may just be a coincidence that the launch of the Jersey Aircraft Register (with help from Brian Johnson) is announced three days before Guernsey starts its own registry. You wait for years for a Channel Island to launch an

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