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July 2, 2007, 11:44 AM

A bill that would give local authorities the right to enforce a nighttime curfew at New York’s Westchester County Airport has drawn criticism from NBAA. H.R. 2328 was referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure May 15 by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).

July 2, 2007, 11:36 AM

Lambert St. Louis International Airport is the newest airport to be awarded Transportation Security Administration approval as a gateway airport for corporate jet operators who want to fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Lambert St.

July 2, 2007, 10:25 AM

With so much nonessential equipment installed in today’s business jets, pilots might wonder if the rules regarding inoperative equipment apply to products that don’t contribute to the safety of flight.

July 2, 2007, 10:11 AM

General aviation and its allies continued the political infighting with the airline lobby over user fees last month, firing salvos at an Air  Transport Association (ATA) airport-shown television ad that portrayed GA–especially business jets–as the culprits behind airline delays.

July 2, 2007, 10:04 AM

The AgustaWestland AW119 Ke received EASA certification at the Paris Air Show last month. The helicopter, a derivative of the A119, was announced in late February at this year’s Heli-Expo in Orlando.

July 2, 2007, 9:56 AM

In an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last month, Macquarie Infrastructure revealed that it is adding two FBOs at Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport in Northern California to its acquisition of the Mercury Air Centers FBO chain.

July 2, 2007, 9:52 AM

A Piaggio Avanti blew its two main gear tires during a runway incursion at Teterboro Airport on June 17. The Avanti, operated by Avantair, was cleared to depart Runway 24. Forty seconds later, Cirrus SR22 N6026K was cleared to depart Runway 19, which intersects Runway 24.

July 2, 2007, 9:47 AM

The new owners of Hawker Beechcraft are starting on a high note. The company announced greatly improved first-quarter earnings last month, with net sales in the first quarter of this year up 32.3 percent from the same period a year ago, to $667.8 million.

July 2, 2007, 9:45 AM

American pilots Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino were indicted last month for their alleged part in the collision of their Embraer Legacy with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 over the Amazon jungle last September in which all aboard the airliner died.

July 2, 2007, 9:41 AM

The Falcon 2000DX made its first flight late last month with little fanfare. The aircraft is essentially a shorter-range version of the company’s popular 2000EX (3,250 nm versus the 2000EX’s 3,800 nm). According to Dassault, the new 2000DX will excel in time to climb–17 minutes to 41,000 feet.

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