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October 8, 2007, 11:02 AM

Germany’s Dusseldorf Airport is to introduce a new E160 ($176) “slot allocation charge” for each takeoff and landing, which operators have to pay even if they cannot use the slot in question.

October 8, 2007, 11:01 AM

Attorneys for Midwest Jet Center at Cincinnati Lunken Field (LUK) called a city audit “a gross error” when the financial investigation claimed the FBO should repay some $288,000 in fuel-flowage fees it charged other airport tenants.

October 8, 2007, 11:00 AM

Pilots at McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ) near San Diego have filed a complaint with the FAA against airport management, claiming they’re being unjustly evicted in favor of better-paying airline and charter tenants.

October 8, 2007, 10:59 AM

For all those who have struggled to locate the Mercury Air Centers FBO at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)–both airside and streetside–relief is at hand.

October 8, 2007, 10:59 AM

Irish regional airline Aer Arann underscored its willingness to challenge air transport convention over the summer when it opened the first direct air link between Belfast and Dublin in eight years.

October 8, 2007, 10:58 AM

BOMBARDIER LEARJET 25C, LEXINGTON, KY., AUG. 30, 2002–The captain’s addition of forward thrust during the landing rollout, resulting in a lack of braking effectiveness, was listed by the NTSB as the cause of a runway overrun accident by Learjet 25C N45CP.

October 8, 2007, 10:56 AM

On the day of AIN’s visit to Survival Systems, a group of paramedics was finishing up a two-day course on the use of emergency breathing systems–small air tanks that hold up to 30 breaths of air. Such systems are available from any dive shop for about $350.

October 8, 2007, 10:55 AM

ROCKWELL COMMANDER 690A, BISHOP, CALIF., AUG.

October 8, 2007, 10:54 AM

Major structural changes announced by Swiss International Airlines in June include a considerable reduction of the company’s regional network with the start of its winter timetable, in late October.

October 8, 2007, 10:53 AM

CESSNA 425 CONQUEST I, SAN JOSE, CALIF., MARCH 6, 2002–At 10:35 a.m., Conquest I N444JV experienced a loss of control and broke up in flight in IMC. The aircraft was destroyed and the instrument-rated private pilot and two passengers were killed.

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