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October 31, 2007, 6:43 AM

FlightSafety International (FSI) and CAE will soon be offering online courses to address the TEB5 departure route from Runway 24 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

October 31, 2007, 6:38 AM

French powerplant manufacturer Snecma said it will begin testing its Silvercrest engine next month. The Safran subsidiary’s entry into the 10,000-pound-thrust turbine category was snubbed earlier this year by Dassault, which instead tapped rival Rolls-Royce to power its new super-midsize jet.

October 31, 2007, 6:28 AM

Start-up completion and refurbishment center Air Corporate Services will officially open its doors for business next spring and is already soliciting work.

October 31, 2007, 6:25 AM

Ken Harness has been named COO of Diamond Aircraft’s North American operations. He comes from Eclipse Aviation, where he was vice president of engineering.

October 31, 2007, 6:23 AM

The 11th annual Safety Standdown–sponsored by Bombardier Aerospace, NBAA, the FAA and the NTSB–concluded late last month in Wichita. This year’s “War on Error” was expanded to a three-day general session, preceded by optional one-day workshops on Monday. The annual event is free to attendees.

October 31, 2007, 6:21 AM

General Dynamics’ aerospace segment, which includes Gulfstream, saw its third-quarter earnings rise 37 percent, to $226 million, while sales climbed 21 percent, to $1.31 billion.

October 31, 2007, 6:11 AM

Green Flight International last month conducted the first flight of a jet using 100-percent biodiesel fuel.

October 30, 2007, 11:19 AM

On Friday, Bell Helicopter’s 429 team froze the final exterior profile of its light twin-engine helicopter after months of development flight testing. Since introducing the Bell 429 GlobalRanger at Heli-Expo 2005, Bell has flown two prototypes for more than 400 hours of flight testing.

October 30, 2007, 11:18 AM

When Sentient Flight Group announced last week that it plans to buy TAG Aviation USA, it didn’t clarify whether this included AMI Jet Charter, 49 percent of which is owned by TAG Aviation USA. The FAA revoked AMI’s charter operating certificate on October 12.

October 30, 2007, 11:17 AM

According to statistics compiled by Boca Raton, Fla.-based safety analyst Robert E.