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April 2, 2007, 6:44 AM

Bombardier last month received Transport Canada certification for the Learjet 40, a truncated version of the Learjet 45. The business jet received FAA certification one year ago and entered service in January (see story at right). At press time, nine Learjet 40s were in service.

April 2, 2007, 6:43 AM

Jet Center La Guardia will take over the FBO leasehold at New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) on August 1. Signature, the incumbent at LGA, chose not to re-bid for the contract following a controversial exchange last year with the airport’s operator, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

April 2, 2007, 6:41 AM

How will business aviation operations in the New York City area be affected by the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the end of next month in these security-conscious times?

April 2, 2007, 6:35 AM

Banking and oil heir Michael Huffington, who is suing Bombardier over a Global Express he first ordered in 1995 and later rejected after he learned the aircraft had been struck by lightning, has produced a consultant’s report hoping to bolster his lawsuit against Bombardier.

April 2, 2007, 6:33 AM

Unable to pay its 100 or so employees, Safire Aircraft “temporarily suspended operations” early last month, expecting to resume operations after an influx of new financing, according to CEO and president Camilo Salomon.

April 2, 2007, 6:31 AM

Personal use of corporate aircraft is coming under increasing attack by Congress.
A bill has been submitted in the House of Representatives that seeks to restrict a company’s ability to deduct certain portions of a flight conducted for personal use.

April 2, 2007, 6:30 AM

The road to RVSM approval can be as smooth as a ribbon of freshly laid desert highway or as rough as a rock-strewn forest switchback.

April 2, 2007, 6:05 AM

The University Aviation Association recognized its 2003 Collegiate Aviation Award recipients during the fall education conference awards banquet in Dayton, Ohio. The organization’s William Wheatley Award was presented to Col.

April 2, 2007, 6:04 AM

David Horton was named president of Heli-Dyne Systems, an affiliate of CJ Systems Aviation Group. Horton reports to CJ Systems president and COO Larry Pietropaulo following a recent restructuring of Heli-Dyne Systems under both companies’ parent, FSS Airholdings.

April 2, 2007, 5:58 AM

Italian accident investigators have concluded that human error on the part of two German pilots of a Cessna Citation CJ2 was the main cause of a fatal collision with a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 at Milan Linate Airport on Oct. 8, 2001.

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