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October 12, 2006, 8:54 AM

NASA has charged the National Institute for Aviation Research, an aerospace research and development laboratory based in Wichita and associated with Wichita State University, with developing national standards for composite materials used in aircraft manufacturing.

October 12, 2006, 8:53 AM

The fifth annual corporate aviation golf tournament organized by Houston-based handling agent Air Routing International raised $5,000 for the Corporate Angel Network, the White Plains, N.Y., organization that arranges for cancer patients to fly in empty seats on regularly scheduled corporate airc

October 12, 2006, 8:47 AM

The TAG Aviation board of directors has approved the construction of a new operations and executive terminal building at Farnborough. The complex will include a terminal with full passenger and crew amenities, as well as extensive office accommodation for based operators.

October 12, 2006, 8:44 AM

A drug bust last month netted Drug Enforcement Administration officials 141 pounds of cocaine, two handguns, an AK-47, approximately $700,000 in cash, the arrest of seven individuals and three Learjets (one each in Georgia, Texas and New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, reportedly at Signature Flight

October 12, 2006, 8:41 AM

Callback, the monthly safety bulletin from the people who run NASA’s aviation safety reporting system, was 25 years old in July.

October 12, 2006, 8:38 AM

The current Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates in effect from July 1 through December 31 are: 0 to 500 sm–$0.1926; 501 to 1,500 sm–$0.1469; and more than 1,500 sm–$0.1412. The SIFL terminal charge is $35.21.

October 12, 2006, 8:37 AM

The FAA is extending its runway incursion information evaluation program for another 24 months, through July 20, 2006, to gather further data about the causes of runway incursions and other surface incidents.

October 12, 2006, 8:35 AM

Management at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fla., has submitted a proposed noise compatibility program (under FAR Part 150 guidelines) to the FAA, which is scheduled to approve or reject it no later than January 16. Public comments can be submitted through September 20.

October 12, 2006, 8:33 AM

Signature Flight Support, which recently lost its lease for an FBO at New York La Guardia Airport and is expected to lose its leasehold at Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., has more than made up for these setbacks.

October 12, 2006, 8:32 AM

Bank of America last month formed the Corporate Aircraft Finance Division, a group that combines The Private Bank’s Aviation Finance Division with the Bank of America Leasing Corporate Aircraft Finance strategic business unit.

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