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October 31, 2007, 11:41 AM

General Electric’s research arm and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (Darpa) have joined forces to develop an entirely bio-based jet fuel to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. The main challenge is to make the conversion process efficient.

October 31, 2007, 11:38 AM

AOPA has expressed alarm about new notam language that says pilots could be subject to criminal penalties for violations of TFRs and other security airspace.

October 31, 2007, 11:34 AM

While AOPA seeks an extension on the comment period for new security rules for private aircraft arriving and departing the U.S., NBAA released the “U.S. Customs and Border Protection Guide for Private Flyers” on its member Web site.

October 31, 2007, 11:29 AM

The FAA has issued an NPRM for a new AD to supersede an August 13 directive that addresses a history of flap failures on the Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ440 regional jets.

October 31, 2007, 11:25 AM

The FAA issued a request for comment on proposed airworthiness standards for certification of the Bell/Agusta BA609–“a multi-turbine-engine powered-lift category, tiltrotor-class aircraft”–under FAR 21.17(b), which specifies applicable regulations for special classes of aircraft for which airwort

October 31, 2007, 11:19 AM

The Salina (Kan.) Airport Authority announced plans to build a new 69,000-sq-ft hangar and office complex in anticipation of continued growth at the SLN Aviation Service Center.

October 31, 2007, 11:14 AM

Flightline Group’s $24 million, four-year, multi-building development project at its Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional Airport (TLH) headquarters will soon begin to take form. By next month, construction crews will start building the company’s 26,000-sq-ft regional service center.

October 31, 2007, 11:12 AM

A law recently approved by the California State Assembly would assess all fractional ownership flights in the state with personal property taxes, according to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

October 31, 2007, 10:59 AM

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suspended the trading of Connect-A-Jet securities for 11 days last month, from October 1 to October 12, due to alleged “deceptive practices” by the online charter broker.

October 31, 2007, 10:38 AM

Melbourne, Fla.-based CharterMatrix has targeted the empty-leg market with the launch of an updated Web site, which includes a map-search function, request board and interaction with flight-planning Web site FlightOps1.com.

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