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The Challenger 604XT: Nextant’s New Project

AIN – The Bombardier Challenger is Nextant Aerospace’s next remanufactured aircraft program, company executive vice president Jay Heublein revealed at the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). However, unlike Nextant’s 400 XTi (Beechjet) and G90XT (King Air 90) that were launched as complete tip-to-tail remanufactured aircraft programs, the 604XT was announced first as …

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Cuyahoga County Airport Reopens Reconstructed Runway 6/24

AIN – Cuyahoga County Airport CGF will reopen its sole Runway 6/24 on Thursday after a more than two-month reconstruction project of the 5,100-foot surface. According to the county authority, the $9 million job—paid for by FAA grants (90 percent), the Ohio DoT and the county—involved milling and resurfacing the runway, in addition to adding …

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I-X Center lands a big piece of its history

CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS – The I-X Center has rescued an aircraft with ties to the massive, World War II-era building and plans to showcase it on the complex’s 1 million-square-foot exhibition floor. The airplane, a KC-97 Stratofreighter flying tanker, is in pieces for now. But within a year, with the investment of $1 million-plus, I-X …

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The Rise of Plane Spotting and How Airports Are Embracing Their Biggest Fans

AIRWAYS MAGAZINE – You don’t have to be a spotter to be fascinated by planes – at least that’s how the UK-based aviation writer, Matt Falcus, sees it. Falcus, a private pilot who became fascinated with aviation at a young age, runs airportspotting.com. “I think it always existed as a localized community around each airport,” …

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