AINalerts » May 17, 2007

May 17, 2007 - 11:20am

The annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) opens in Geneva Tuesday and will run through Thursday of next week. This year’s show is the largest yet in terms of the number of indoor and static display exhibitors in the show’s seven-year history. All the major manufacturers will be exhibiting, along with hundreds of component and aftermarket suppliers.

May 17, 2007 - 11:09am

FAA Airworthiness Directive 2007-10-15, effective June 21, requires that operators of all 765 U.S.-registered Cessna Caravans install low-airspeed awareness systems at a cost of about $8,200 per airplane.

May 17, 2007 - 10:59am

The final vote tally of 12-11 against the amendment means that the bill will move to the next step in the Senate with user fees attached. Eight democrats voted for user fees versus four against. Only four republicans voted for the per-flight fee, compared with seven against. When the vote was tied 11 to 11, Sen.

May 17, 2007 - 10:52am

At the culmination of two days of intense activity, the Senate purged from its new version of the FAA’s funding bill an amendment that would have stricken the $25 per flight “Air Traffic Modernization” fee. The amendment, introduced by Sens. John Sununu (R-N.H.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), failed by only one vote in the executive mark-up session of the commerce committee.

 

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