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January 8, 2007, 10:48 AM

The FAA has published two general notices revising procedures for airports conducting taxi into position and hold (TIPH) operations. Both notices, which go into effect March 20, result from continued “operational errors” (read actual or potential runway incursions).

January 8, 2007, 10:44 AM

Jeffrey Borer, former owner of defunct charter operator XtraJet, and Arvel Reeves, previous owner of one-time aircraft services firm Executive Aviation Logistics, admitted guilt in a plea bargain on federal charges of secretly videotaping entertainer Michael Jackson and his attorney while flying

January 8, 2007, 10:38 AM

As a result of the Era Aviation Sikorsky S-76++ crash, the NTSB asked the FAA to require terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS) on all U.S.-registered turbine helicopters that are certified to carry at least six passengers.

January 8, 2007, 10:36 AM

The NTSB determined the probable causes of two helicopter accidents. In one, a sightseeing Bell 206L LongRanger that crashed into the East River in Manhattan on takeoff was found to be 222 pounds overweight.

January 8, 2007, 10:32 AM

Leaders of three general aviation organizations went on the offensive yesterday in response to an Air Transport Association plan that would place a tax (read user fees) on the number of “departures” and “time in system” and give the airlines the most influence among ATC system stakeholders.

January 8, 2007, 10:17 AM

The European Business Aviation Association and NBAA are requesting nominations for the 2006 European Business Aviation Award, which is to be presented during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva (May 3 to 5). The deadline for nominations is March 31.

January 8, 2007, 10:15 AM

The canyon is called Descent and the maneuver was called the “yo-yo” by Sundance Helicopter pilots and the “Thelma-and-Louise” by Papillon Airways pilots.

January 8, 2007, 10:09 AM

A new FAA program is intended to improve the use of comprehensible English as the international language of aviation and support new English language proficiency standards that are scheduled to go into effect in two years.

January 8, 2007, 10:03 AM

While ILS Cat I equivalency has been on FAA’s wide-area augmentation system agenda for many years, the agency’s recent announcement that it is lowering WAAS minimums was actually the starting gun for several activities required before private aircraft can execute 200-foot approaches beginning in

January 8, 2007, 9:57 AM

Signature Flight Support has purchased Le Terminal at Paris Le Bourget Airport. Le Terminal was formerly a private aviation facility and consists of a six-story office building, two adjoining hangars and about three acres of ramp space.

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