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October 1, 2007, 10:43 AM

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded two $45 million contracts for further research into shoulder-launched-missile protection systems for commercial aircraft.

October 1, 2007, 10:23 AM

Air Canada has converted to firm status a former tentative commitment for 15 new Bombardier CRJ700 Series 705s and 15 CRJ200s.

October 1, 2007, 10:22 AM

The Senate Commerce Committee approved and sent to the full Senate a bill that would give the FAA six months to issue pilot certificates that include photo identification. AOPA has long advocated such a move but believes that the six-month time frame for implementation is unrealistic.

October 1, 2007, 10:20 AM

TAG Aviation last week opened its newly refurbished business aircraft maintenance facility at the UK’s Farnborough Airport.

October 1, 2007, 10:11 AM

September 21 marked 20 years since the first Falcon 900 took flight. Since then, Dassault has built 337 copies of the trijet in five different variants.

October 1, 2007, 10:08 AM

Vern Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation, received the 2004 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Piper General Aviation Award.

October 1, 2007, 10:05 AM

PATS Aircraft, the Georgetown, Del.-based specialist in large executive/ VIP interior completions, recently outfitted a green BBJ2 for an Eastern European head of state in what it claims is a record 207 days, or about seven months.

October 1, 2007, 10:03 AM

When Bombardier this month vacates its recently closed Learjet and Challenger maintenance facility at Indianapolis International Airport, Keeker Aircraft Interiors plans to reopen the facility under the name Indianapolis Jet Center.

October 1, 2007, 10:01 AM

Mesa Air Group founder Larry Risley, 59, died of colorectal cancer on September 22 in Austin, Texas. A native of Abilene, Texas, Risley founded the airline in 1982 from the assets of a single-airplane charter service he started two years earlier. By the time he retired in 1998, Inc.

October 1, 2007, 10:00 AM

Ceres Group of Davidson, N.C., has announced CopterShares, a by-the-hour helicopter membership program. Flight time will be sold in increments of 25 hours and membership will include an annual maintenance and service fee.