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September 21, 2007, 5:55 AM

Al Pod, former president and CEO of NetJets subsidiary Executive Jet Management, has been named to conduct an examination of potential opportunities for NetJets fractional-share operations in China.

September 21, 2007, 4:59 AM

The FAA will upgrade the cockpits in its fleet of 18 King Air 300 flight-inspection airplanes with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics systems rather than replace the aircraft, the agency said.

September 20, 2007, 12:34 PM

Lufthansa and DHL today announced their establishment of a yet unnamed joint cargo airline to serve the fast-growing trade between Europe and Asia.

September 20, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Regional airlines and politicians hope a new European Commission report on passenger rights expected this month will lead to clearer rules and more effective enforcement in some countries.

September 20, 2007, 12:20 PM

The NTSB this week finally released initial factual information about the Flight Options Beechjet 400A that experienced a dual engine flameout on Nov. 28, 2005.

September 20, 2007, 12:20 PM

Aspen Executive Air (AEXJet), an ARG/US Platinum-rated charter operator, voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware. The petition lists up to $100 million in liabilities, with more than 200 creditors.

September 20, 2007, 12:19 PM

The Reason Foundation has assembled a group of nine “leading aviation experts”–including former DOT Secretary Jim Burnley, former FAA Administrator Langhorne Bond and former NBAA president Jonathan Howe–that is calling for “significant changes” to the U.S. ATC system.

September 20, 2007, 12:17 PM

A soon-to-be-released very light jet forecast from PMI Media estimates that 7,650 VLJs, worth some $18.36 billion, will be delivered between 2007 and 2016.

September 20, 2007, 12:16 PM

Forecast International yesterday released a prediction that 14,978 business jets, worth some $192 billion, will be manufactured between 2007 and 2016.

September 20, 2007, 12:14 PM

The House of Representatives this afternoon approved an FAA reauthorization bill that raises the tax on jet-A from 21.8 to 35.9 cents a gallon and the tax on avgas from 19.3 to 24.1 cents a gallon. To the relief of general aviation, it contains no user fees and no concessions to the airlines.

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