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October 10, 2007, 6:23 AM

A new airworthiness directive (AD 2003-09-10) requires operators of the Premier I to modify the aft power-distribution box and aft ram-air duct.

October 10, 2007, 6:19 AM

Faced with a growing financial deficit due to the continuing downturn in air traffic activity and “significant bad debt expenses,” Nav Canada revealed that it must increase its air navigation service charges by an average of 6.9 percent.

October 10, 2007, 6:12 AM

At the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition last month, Boeing introduced a corporate shuttle version of its Boeing 717 regional airliner, dubbing it the 717 Business Express. The aircraft might also find favor in an all-business-class airliner guise.

October 10, 2007, 6:00 AM

NBAA has narrowed its list of potential successors to president Jack Olcott to three candidates, and the announcement of who will take the organization to “another level” is expected sometime this month.

October 10, 2007, 5:50 AM

In a continuing realignment of its Beechcraft and Hawker product lines, Raytheon Aircraft announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition last month in Geneva that it is dropping the venerable Beechjet 400A name and replacing it with Hawker 400XP.

October 10, 2007, 5:38 AM

Former interim president Michael Redenbaugh did not return to his previous job at Honeywell as reported. Instead, he accepted the post of CEO at Bell Helicopter. Redenbaugh, 44, succeeds John Murphey, who has been named Bell chairman emeritus after spending less than 18 months in the top slot.

October 10, 2007, 5:31 AM

President Bush planned to sign legislation that will increase from 30 percent to 50 percent the first-year depreciation allowance for capital goods, including aircraft.

October 10, 2007, 5:29 AM

Galileo, Europe’s $4.2 billion rival to GPS, is in jeopardy of cancellation following clashes between EU nations over project budgeting, officials said. Several EU nations have voiced concern about Galileo’s high cost, complaining they have been left out of commercial bidding negotiations.

October 10, 2007, 5:21 AM

AOPA has proposed that the city of Chicago apply for $41 million in federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding to buy Meigs Field from its current owner, the Chicago Park District.

October 10, 2007, 5:13 AM

Flight Options, the second-largest fractional operator behind NetJets, and Raytheon Aircraft Services (RAS) reached an agreement in which RAS will provide all maintenance for the operator’s entire fleet.

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