Business aviation market in recovery

Manufacturers of business jets can look forward to climbing sales in 2013 thanks to emerging markets as they gather in Switzerland for an annual air show.

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Virgin Galactic tourist spaceship breaks sound barrier

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier for the first time on Monday, reaching Mach 1.2 in a test flight.

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Europe’s ‘Zero-G’ aircraft to start commercial flights

Until now restricted to trainee space explorers and scientists, Europe’s Zero-G aircraft is to start making commercial flights for paying customers from March.

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Floating heliport for Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour is set to get a floating heliport next month, with flights to and from Sydney Airport joining the mandatory sight-seeing excursions.

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World’s first biofuel jet flight to take off in Canada

The world’s first flight powered entirely by bio jet fuel will take off next month from Ottawa, the fuel makers announced Thursday.

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Boeing Business Jet installs first Aeroloft sleeping area

Boeing has delivered the first BBJ 747-8 to sport a new optional extra – an eight-person sleeping area, called the Aeroloft.

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