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December 6, 2006, 9:09 AM

Mission Oaks National Bank in Temecula, Calif., hopes to become the lender of choice for pilots shopping for general aviation airplanes and, in some cases, helicopters in the western U.S. from New Mexico to Washington, as well as Nevada and Arizona, and occasionally other states.

December 6, 2006, 9:07 AM

NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) recently marked its 30th anniversary. Established in 1975 under a memorandum of understanding with the FAA, the program has received more than 474,000 reports from flight crews, air traffic controllers, mechanics and others.

December 6, 2006, 9:06 AM

Dole Food and its affiliate Castle & Cook have purchased three Eclipse 500 very light jets (VLJs) that will join a current corporate aircraft fleet. Dole’s flight department is based in Van Nuys, Calif., and includes a Global Express.

December 6, 2006, 9:05 AM

Airbus A318s powered by CFM International engines were approved by the EASA for 180-minute extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS). FAA validation of 180-minute ETOPS is targeted for the first half of next year.

December 6, 2006, 9:02 AM

Hamburg, Germany, plans to present the first Crystal Cabin Awards at the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo, to be held in the city from April 17 to 19 next year.

December 6, 2006, 9:00 AM

The FAA is proposing to amend the digital flight data recorder (DFDR) regulations of Parts 121 and 135 to prohibit filtering of original parameter sensor signals. During several accident investigations, the NTSB found that some DFDRs were filtering signals before they were recorded.

December 6, 2006, 8:55 AM

Associated Air Center, a Landmark Aviation company based at Dallas Love Field, signed a contract for its 12th Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) interior. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Love Field in March.

December 6, 2006, 8:47 AM

AIN’s 2006 Product Support Survey should have shown Honeywell’s support of the TFE731 turbofan receiving an overall average rating of 7.02, a 3.24-percent increase of its overall average rating from the 2005 survey, and tied with the overall average rating of P&WC.

December 6, 2006, 8:45 AM

The proposed procedure for reimbursing FBOs, flight schools and other providers of general aviation ground-support services at five airports in the Washington, D.C.

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