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September 27, 2007, 6:11 AM

Eric Mandemaker has assumed the role of CEO of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), replacing Brian Humphries, who has been named EBAA president.

September 27, 2007, 6:11 AM

Air-tour operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has ordered four more Eurocopter EC 130B4s to augment its existing fleet of eight AS 350B2 AStars and nine EcoStars. Blue Hawaiian began operations on Maui in 1985 with one helicopter and today is the state’s largest helicopter tour company.

September 27, 2007, 6:10 AM

A Petroleum Helicopters Bell 407 ditched into the Gulf of Mexico on August 16 after an apparent catastrophic engine failure. The pilot and a sole passenger escaped without injury after autorotating and deploying pop-out floats.

September 27, 2007, 6:09 AM

MD Helicopters has requested a concessionary renegotiation of the land leases for its main plant and offices at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz.

September 27, 2007, 5:58 AM

Honeywell last month gave the first flight demonstrations of an RNP (required navigation performance) approach being developed at Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU), located just a stone’s throw from the company’s global headquarters in New Jersey.

September 27, 2007, 5:38 AM

Lawmakers had much to think about when they returned from their summer break at the end of August. A Gallup poll revealed that the job approval rating for the Democrat-led Congress had dropped to 18 percent, the lowest rating since Gallup began tracking public opinion in 1974.

September 27, 2007, 4:49 AM

Four former military airports that have been converted to civilian airports have been granted funds under the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

September 27, 2007, 4:45 AM

Kathy Perfetti, who as an FAA staffer headed the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (which resulted in FAR Part 91, Subpart K) and led the Part 125/135 Aviation Rulemaking Committee, has joined the International Business Aviation Council as the standards manager for IBAC’s Interna

September 26, 2007, 4:19 PM

“We believe the electronic flight bag is just the beginning of a trend,” said Philippe Roy, general manager of Mercury Computer Systems’ avionics and unmanned systems group.

September 26, 2007, 3:52 PM

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing rules governing inbound international flights of business jets.

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