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October 1, 2007, 11:03 AM

Twenty medical conditions that are serious enough to require special issuance (SI) first- and second-class medicals can now be cleared by an aviation medical examiner (AME) after an initial review by the FAA.

October 1, 2007, 11:02 AM

In an unusual move, the NTSB reversed an FAA emergency certificate revocation against Michael Tarascio, owner and former chief pilot of Air East Management, a Long Island, N.Y. charter firm. The FAA pulled Tarascio’s ATP and A&P mechanic certificates in the wake of the Aug.

October 1, 2007, 11:01 AM

Cessna president Jack Pelton said it is inevitable that his company will design and manufacture a supersonic business jet (SSBJ), although when it will happen is anyone’s guess.

October 1, 2007, 10:48 AM

Facing a serious financial crisis that threatens to force the company into bankruptcy, Safire Aircraft was evicted from its offices at Opa-Locka Airport in South Florida last month for failing to pay the rent after the would-be very-light-jet manufacturer fell three months behind in payments.

October 1, 2007, 10:47 AM

Runways at U.S. airports are getting safer, according to a recent FAA report.

October 1, 2007, 10:43 AM

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded two $45 million contracts for further research into shoulder-launched-missile protection systems for commercial aircraft.

October 1, 2007, 10:23 AM

Air Canada has converted to firm status a former tentative commitment for 15 new Bombardier CRJ700 Series 705s and 15 CRJ200s.

October 1, 2007, 10:22 AM

The Senate Commerce Committee approved and sent to the full Senate a bill that would give the FAA six months to issue pilot certificates that include photo identification. AOPA has long advocated such a move but believes that the six-month time frame for implementation is unrealistic.

October 1, 2007, 10:20 AM

TAG Aviation last week opened its newly refurbished business aircraft maintenance facility at the UK’s Farnborough Airport.

October 1, 2007, 10:11 AM

September 21 marked 20 years since the first Falcon 900 took flight. Since then, Dassault has built 337 copies of the trijet in five different variants.

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