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October 8, 2007, 6:15 AM

The U.S. Customs Service has revised the list of user-fee airports by adding Edinburgh Airport in Texas and removing Arkansas Aeroplex at Blytheville, Ark. These actions were taken at the request of the airports. The complete list contains 36 airports designated as user-fee facilities.

October 8, 2007, 6:15 AM

Denver mayor Wellington Webb fired up the first earthmover late last month as Denver International Airport (DEN) began construction of its sixth runway. The new 12,000- by 200-ft north-south runway was in the airport’s original plans, but was cut to save money. The airport opened in 1995.

October 8, 2007, 6:14 AM

Valley Oil Company (which distributes fuel to more than 400 FBOs) and Multi Service (an FBO credit-card company) have launched an online interactive scheduling service free of charge to registered users.

October 8, 2007, 6:13 AM

EXXONMOBIL INTRODUCES FBO TRAINING PROGRAM

October 8, 2007, 6:12 AM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is offering FAA-approved employee-background verification for FBOs and other airport service businesses.

October 8, 2007, 6:11 AM

Bombardier Aerospace has begun staffing its freshly established new commercial aircraft division outside Montreal as it looks toward the launch of a new 115- to 135-seat jet by next spring.

October 8, 2007, 6:10 AM

All airport workers with access to airplanes and secure areas have been ordered to submit to new criminal background checks. Employers will also be asked to assist authorities in new criminal background checks of “flight-safety sensitive” personnel.

October 8, 2007, 6:08 AM

Indianapolis-based Republic Airways will soon issue five million shares of stock at between $14 and $16 each in its third attempt to take the company public, according to a prospectus filed last month with the SEC.

October 8, 2007, 6:07 AM

Shut down years ago for nearby construction, the Providence (R.I.) downtown helipad has reopened for dropoffs and pickups only (no parking). Prior permission is required to use the resurfaced and remarked (but unlit) helipad on the shore of the Providence River.

October 8, 2007, 6:07 AM

Franco-Italian turboprop builder Avions de Transport Régional (ATR) has launched a so-called aging structures program for its ATR 42 and ATR 72 family to extend the airframes’ design life from the original 70,000 cycles to 105,000 cycles.

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