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October 3, 2007, 8:16 AM

Venture capitalist Danny Pettit last month received the first Gulfstream 500, a less expensive (approximately $37.5 million), shorter-range (5,800-nm nonstop) and less option-laden version of the G550.

October 3, 2007, 8:15 AM

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is asking Congress to appropriate $10.9 million for the FAA to “field weather, communications and surveillance equipment” to support low-level helicopter operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

October 3, 2007, 8:14 AM

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently opened an office at Rogers Municipal Airport-Carter Field in Northwest Arkansas. The full-service CBP office is housed at Beaver Lake Aviation on the airport, which is owned by Wal-Mart Stores.

October 3, 2007, 8:13 AM

The FAA is reviewing proposed noise-compatibility programs submitted for Bradley International Airport, Hartford, Conn., and Reid-Hillview Airport, San Jose, Calif. The agency expects to approve or reject the proposals on or before November 3.

October 3, 2007, 8:04 AM

An NTSB investigation is under way into the fatal crash of  Mitsubishi MU-2B N755AF while on the approach to Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) during a flight from Philadelphia on May 14.

October 3, 2007, 8:03 AM

NBAA has turned to an outside vendor to assist in conducting the association’s security seminars.

October 3, 2007, 8:01 AM

Egypt recently became the second North African nation to agree to give Eurocontrol responsibility for the billing and collection of its air navigation fees.

October 3, 2007, 8:00 AM

AvAero, a maker of Learjet hush kits, has received an STC for a fuel-saving aerodynamic modification of the Boeing 737-200/300. The company claims the mod will decrease the twinjet’s fuel burn by an average of 4 percent, equating to about a 230-pph fuel-burn reduction.

October 3, 2007, 5:28 AM

Lufthansa will offer nonstop service in a Boeing Business Jet scheduled to operate six times weekly starting June 17 between Newark International and Dusseldorf Airports.

October 3, 2007, 5:27 AM

The so-called “Hoover Law” continues to be totally ineffective, according to the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association (LPBA).

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