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October 3, 2007, 9:19 AM

Worldwide deliveries of turbine business airplanes in the first quarter plunged more than 24 percent, to 201 units, compared with the 266 units shipped in the first quarter last year, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, which now reports deliveries of non-U.S.

October 3, 2007, 9:19 AM

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced expanded access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

October 3, 2007, 9:11 AM

A new Web site, scheduled to be fully operational this month, promises to provide data on the major fractional programs, including detailed descriptions of aircraft ages, flight tracker, classified ads for buying and selling shares and a “complete database” of owners.

October 3, 2007, 9:09 AM

Before September 11, biometrics was just one of the hundreds of new high-tech buzzwords flooding into the English language, and one that was meaningless to most people in the aviation industry.

October 3, 2007, 9:09 AM

Operators waiting for the long-delayed certification of the Orenda V8 turbocharged piston engine retrofit for the King Air C90 will have to wait a little longer.

October 3, 2007, 9:06 AM

Within the next six weeks homeowners surrounding Boca Raton (Fla.) Airport will be able to go to a Web site if they have an aircraft noise complaint.

October 3, 2007, 9:02 AM

There was no indication that the internal control lock was engaged on a Citation 550 that careened off the runway during its takeoff roll at Wiley Post Airport, in Bethany, Okla., last month, according to NTSB’s preliminary investigation.

October 3, 2007, 8:59 AM

“The DOT would rather let an F-16 shoot down a hijacked airplane than let pilots carry guns in the cockpit,” was The Wall Street Journal’s response to Transportation Security Administration director John Magaw’s declaration “that I will not authorize firearms in the cockpit.” His decision overrid

October 3, 2007, 8:56 AM

Since parent company General Dynamics acquired Galaxy Aerospace last year, Gulfstream has been on a program to improve the performance of the Gulfstream 200 (nee Galaxy) to meet a request by NetJets that it be able to fly London to New York in 85-percent winds with four passengers at Mach 0.75.

October 3, 2007, 8:48 AM

Flight Options CEO Kenn Ricci plans to obtain Part 135 approval for the  Cleveland-based fractional provider.

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