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August 30, 2007, 5:30 AM

Montreal-based flight simulator manufacturer and operator CAE announced last month it will acquire flight-safety company Flightscape in a deal worth approximately C$18 million. Flightscape designs software that enables the study and interpretation of recorded flight data.

August 30, 2007, 5:28 AM

Gulfstream’s more spacious rework of the Westwind-derived G100, the G150, received EASA certification last month. The airplane achieved FAA and Israeli certification in the fall of 2005.

August 29, 2007, 12:09 PM

Flight operational quality assurance (FOQA) programs are finally seeing application in business aviation, and in early February the Altria flight department revealed that it has been working with the Flight Safety Foundation in developing a FOQA demonstration program.

August 29, 2007, 11:52 AM

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) increased the fees it charges for various services on July 1, but it also lowered some fees.

August 29, 2007, 11:31 AM

After a year-and-a-half-long court battle, maintenance-tracking provider Camp Systems International and Gulfstream Aerospace signed a cross-licensing agreement that settles the dispute.

August 29, 2007, 11:29 AM

Airports throughout Jamaica, Mexico and Belize were shut down at press time as Hurricane Dean plowed through the Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula. In Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica Airport and Norman Manley International Airport remained closed for more than two days following the storm.

August 29, 2007, 11:23 AM

In a preliminary report on the July 10 crash of a Cessna 310R in Sanford, Fla., the NTSB said it could find “no obvious pre-impact mechanical malfunctions” in either of the airplane’s engines.

August 29, 2007, 11:16 AM

Charter/management company North American Jet (NAJ) flew the first revenue passenger flight in an Eclipse 500 VLJ on August 17.

August 29, 2007, 11:08 AM

Deliveries of both jets and turboprops were up again in the first half of this year, according to second-quarter numbers released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

August 29, 2007, 10:57 AM
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A study commissioned by the NGATS Institute on behalf of the FAA’s JPDO and prepared by the advanced engineering and sciences division of ITT determined that eLoran (for enhanced) has “the highest overall preference rating…particularly in the U.S.” as a backup for satnav receivers in the event of

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