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April 30, 2007, 5:50 AM

Comments are due June 11 on a proposal from the FAA to increase the duration of first-class and third-class medicals for airmen under the age of 40. Currently, first-class medical certificates are valid for six months, regardless of age.

April 30, 2007, 5:49 AM

The life of a component supplier is a difficult one in the aerospace and business aviation industries. Being dependent on the airframe manufacturers for business severely limits a company’s ability to expand to new markets.

April 30, 2007, 5:47 AM

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer released mixed first-quarter delivery numbers last month. The company delivered 25 aircraft, of which five were business jets.

April 30, 2007, 5:46 AM

Gulfstream Aerospace broke ground on a new manufacturing site last month. The 306,000-sq-ft facility is the first since the company brought GII production to Savannah in 1967. The building is slated to be completed next April.

April 30, 2007, 5:42 AM

Nav Canada last month proposed a 3-percent reduction in its customer service charges, effective September 1. This is the second consecutive year that the country’s ATC provider has cut its charges, following an average reduction of 1.8 percent that took effect last September.

April 30, 2007, 5:37 AM

Business aircraft manufacturers and operators had better tackle their environmental image sooner rather than later. Global warming has replaced noise as the number-one aviation-related environmental concern.

April 30, 2007, 5:33 AM

British Columbia-based Viking Air, which purchased a number of de Havilland Canada type certificates from Bombardier last year, announced last month it was going to begin production on the turboprop Twin Otter.

April 27, 2007, 11:21 AM

By the middle of last month, Eclipse Aviation had delivered two airplanes to individual owners and three to air-taxi operator DayJet, which is using its airplanes for pilot training.

April 27, 2007, 11:19 AM

DayJet founder, president and CEO Ed Iacobucci dropped by AIN’s offices last month to provide an update on progress with his per-seat, on-demand VLJ air-taxi service.

April 27, 2007, 11:12 AM

Revenue at Gulfstream Aerospace increased 18.7 percent in the first quarter of this year over the first quarter of last year, operating earnings grew 19.3 percent and backlog increased 9.8 percent from the end of last year on the strength of a “robust order book,” according to Nicholas Chabraja,

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