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March 15, 2007, 7:49 AM

Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association, described the recently released FAA funding proposal as “one of the greatest threats business aviation has ever faced.” According to Matthew Zuccaro, president of HAI, it is an even bigger threat to the helicopter industry.

March 15, 2007, 7:48 AM

Sixty-three percent of the more than 300 pilots responding to a survey on the NBAA Web site said there should be no maximum pilot age limit for operating turbine aircraft under Part 121 in U.S. airspace.

March 15, 2007, 7:46 AM

California has amended its aircraft sales and use tax law, essentially closing a loophole that allowed buyers of aircraft and other big-ticket items to escape paying sales taxes.

March 15, 2007, 7:44 AM

The six-seat Citation Mustang, Cessna’s newest addition to its stable of business jets, is starting to take shape. At press time, the Wichita manufacturer was busy building the Mustang prototype’s tooling, and more than 3,700 of the very light jet’s 5,000 detail parts had been fabricated.

March 15, 2007, 7:43 AM

After gathering two consecutive years in Orlando, generally regarded as the preeminent playground for families with children, NBAA returns this year to the unabashed adult playground that is Las Vegas for what promises to be a larger-than-life meeting and convention.

March 15, 2007, 7:39 AM

Few sounds are louder than a jet aircraft at takeoff.

The decibel level of a climbing jet engine at full power can be higher (140 dB) than that of a chain saw (110 dB) or ambulance siren (120 dB), according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

March 15, 2007, 7:35 AM

For the past month, business aircraft operators flying into New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) may have been surprised to see a fresh new name going on the fuel trucks and above the counter at the field’s sole FBO.

March 15, 2007, 7:34 AM

Bell Helicopter has initiated an engineering study with a number of partners for a rather unconventional aircraft that designers say would be especially well suited to urban operations.

March 15, 2007, 7:30 AM

Launched in 1999 by European Commission vice president Loyola de Palacio, the move to create a single European sky (SES) for air traffic management and control appears to have gathered the institutional momentum needed to turn the concept into a reality.

March 15, 2007, 7:27 AM

Center Capital Corp. (Booth No. 3504) is here at Heli-Expo 2007 introducing an expanded helicopter financing sales group that includes three new finance specialists in the U.S.

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