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October 8, 2007, 5:41 AM

A recent survey of fewer than 60 pilots on the state of the business aviation industry’s security measures is significantly flawed, NBAA asserts.

October 8, 2007, 5:40 AM

Researchers at Raytheon Co. have proposed a novel technique to increase future runway capacity–in some cases potentially doubling an airport’s throughput–while at the same time avoiding wake turbulence.

October 8, 2007, 5:38 AM

Business aircraft crews are being urged to ensure they are using true Mach numbers in all airspace where the Mach number technique (MNT) is applied for longitudinal separation.

October 8, 2007, 5:36 AM

In what is being hailed by general aviation as a landmark decision, the FAA has ruled that the ban on Stage 2 aircraft at Naples Municipal Airport (APF), Fla., is unlawful. But the Naples Airport Authority (NAA), which operates the airfield, plans to file an appeal in federal court.

October 8, 2007, 5:34 AM

Effective October 1, the FAA’s trials of controller/pilot datalink communications (CPDLC) at Miami will be no more.

October 8, 2007, 5:33 AM

China’s AVIC I announced a trio of orders for 35 ARJ21 regional jets during the Beijing Air Show last month. The largest of the three contracts–for 20 of the 70- to 90-passenger jets–came from Shenzhen Financial Leasing.

October 8, 2007, 5:32 AM

Avcon Industries recently announced it has received FAA RVSM group approval for 20-series Learjets using a modification package that the company has been developing for the last two years.

October 8, 2007, 5:31 AM

FAA data indicates that a very small number of ATC “operational errors” (a reduction in standard separation distances) occur in any given year (about 6.7 errors per one million operations, on average), but the General Accounting Office has little faith that the data is accurate.

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.

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