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October 8, 2007, 5:30 AM

Nobody knows for sure who first coined the term “office in the sky,” but whoever it was, he or she must feel a certain level of vindication that this over-promise of a marketing slogan has at last blossomed into something approaching reality.

October 8, 2007, 5:30 AM

XtraJet, a Santa Monica, Calif.,-based charter firm, has become the second operator to be sued by the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners for allegedly committing repeated violations of the noise restrictions at Van Nuys Airport.

October 8, 2007, 5:28 AM

The FAA last month approved the first simulators for two business jets that received certification this summer: the ultra long-range Gulfstream 550 and the super-midsize Bombardier Challenger 300.

October 8, 2007, 5:28 AM

Showing signs that it is getting back on a solid footing after nearly being KO’d by an ugly patent lawsuit, Sandel Avionics announced that three regional airlines have chosen its ST3400 terrain awareness and warning system to provide TAWS compliance for their Beech 1900 fleets.

October 8, 2007, 5:26 AM

Four pilots suing their former employer, Flight Options, for allegedly firing them for their union-organizing activities following the merger with Raytheon Travel Air last year (AIN, October 2002, page 74) filed a motion on September 22 in the Federal District Court in Cleveland for summary judgm

October 8, 2007, 5:26 AM

Shown to passengers on transatlantic TWA flights, the first full-length feature film to play on an airliner was 1961’s By Love Possessed, starring Lana Turner and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

October 8, 2007, 5:24 AM


October 8, 2007, 5:23 AM

The FAA has awarded Boeing’s Air Traffic Management organization a $3.1 million contract extension to continue work through the summer for the global communications, navigation and surveillance system (GCNSS) program while the agency decides who should be awarded the contract to begin Phase Two.

October 8, 2007, 5:22 AM

Boeing Business Jet operators are being invited to join an airborne trial of controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC) over the North Atlantic as part of an evaluation by airlines of future air navigation system (FANS) concepts.

October 8, 2007, 5:21 AM

On September 19, Learjet 25B N666TW was landing at Del Rio International Airport, Texas, and ran off the end of the runway, crossed a street, hit trees, caught fire and came to rest in a cemetery. The airplane, operated by Dallas-based Ameristar, was destroyed and the pilot was killed.