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October 2, 2007, 11:15 AM

At a ceremony last month marking the delivery of a newly overhauled Dash 8 to Honolulu-based Island Air, ExelTech announced that it secured C$7 million in new contracts this year from five regional airlines from as far afield as French Guyana to perform heavy maintenance at its facilities in Mont

October 2, 2007, 11:13 AM

Eurocontrol has now admitted to Cessna that the Citation 560 was mistakenly included on a list of nine aircraft that were found not to have met “group” height-keeping requirements for reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM). The European air traffic control agency told the U.S.

October 2, 2007, 11:12 AM

Executive Charter Services says its new guaranteed charter rates are significantly lower than the comparable rates for fractional and jet-card aircraft. The Boston-based company guarantees a price of $2,300 per hour for light jets and $3,350 per hour for midsize jets, with a 2.5-hour minimum.

October 2, 2007, 11:12 AM

To demonstrate the feasibility of a major restructuring of its aircraft cabin-completion process, Bombardier recently delivered the first Challenger 604 to be outfitted by the Canadian airframer in Montreal, where the airplane is built.

October 2, 2007, 11:11 AM

The FAA extended to November 16 the comment period on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to regulate fractional aircraft ownership operations.

October 2, 2007, 11:11 AM

Concerned with the FAA’s recent history of cost and schedule overruns in acquiring equipment to update ATC, as well as shortfalls in that equipment’s performance, DOT’s inspector general (IG) is auditing the agency.

October 2, 2007, 11:09 AM

Citing the effects of September 11 on their associations’ priorities and members, NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association have decided not to pursue their appeals of the Naples Airport noise decision. That decision, by a U.S.

October 2, 2007, 11:09 AM

Bahama Bay Resort had no sooner announced the opening of its heliport for public use when it had to close because of damage from Hurricane Frances. Located in West End, Grand Bahama, on the north jetty of the marina at Old Bahama Bay, the helipad’s normal operating hours will be from 9 a.m.

October 2, 2007, 11:09 AM

“There is no option. There will be no delays–it’s definite. We will fly the prototype of the Safire Jet before the end of September.” This is the promise made by Miguel Correa, chairman of Miami-based Safire Aircraft.

October 2, 2007, 11:08 AM

Sikorsky Aircraft last month recognized Keystone Helicopter