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April 30, 2007, 6:09 AM

At the Sun ’n’ Fun show in Lakeland, Fla., Cirrus Design cofounder and CEO Alan Klapmeier said that on June 27 the company will unveil its new single-engine jet to deposit holders at the annual Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association meeting.

April 30, 2007, 6:06 AM

LegFind.com, a wholesale air charter marketplace, released a new service last month aimed at quickly matching charter operators with clients.

April 30, 2007, 6:03 AM

The pace of new technology infusion in helicopter turbine engines is not slowing.

April 30, 2007, 5:59 AM

Allied Capital, the private-equity firm owner of the Mercury Air Centers FBO chain, has agreed to sell its 24 FBOs to Macquarie Infrastructure, a publicly traded Australian company that also owns the Atlantic Aviation FBO chain.

April 30, 2007, 5:55 AM

New air traffic management plans are one means by which nations can reduce carbon dioxide emissions. According to Giovanni Bisignani, director general of the International Air Transport Association, implementation of the Single European Sky program can reduce aviation CO2 by 12 percent.

April 30, 2007, 5:55 AM

The NTSB has published the final report on the Icing-related crash of a Cessna Citation 560 that stalled during approach to Runway 26R at Pueblo Memorial Airport on Feb. 16, 2005. The two pilots and six passengers were killed.

April 30, 2007, 5:53 AM

Europe’s primary weapon against global warming is the Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), a program rooted in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

April 30, 2007, 5:52 AM

French engine manufacturer Snecma is making progress with plans to develop a turbofan in the 10,000-pound-thrust class. The manufacturer revealed plans last October to enter the business jet engine market.

April 30, 2007, 5:52 AM

In an unusual policy step, the FAA sought comments last month on a draft letter of interpretation regarding the meaning of the term “known icing conditions,” used–but undefined–in the FARs.

April 30, 2007, 5:50 AM

Comments are due June 11 on a proposal from the FAA to increase the duration of first-class and third-class medicals for airmen under the age of 40. Currently, first-class medical certificates are valid for six months, regardless of age.

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