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August 24, 2007, 7:04 AM

In a lawsuit initiated in March last year, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) challenged the FAA mandate that anti-drug and alcohol testing programs apply to aviation maintenance contractors “at any tier.”

August 24, 2007, 6:59 AM

GDS Aero of Salem, Wis., has FAA-approved Falcon 2000/EX/EASy APU firewalls in stock for STC installation. According to the company, the firewalls offer substantially more resistance to stress cracking than the original equipment with no significant increase in weight.

August 24, 2007, 6:54 AM

MXI Technologies has added an automated line-planning feature to its Maintenix aviation maintenance management software. The new feature is intended to help eliminate repetitive tasks and improve labor productivity by allowing planners to focus on critical issues and decisions.

August 24, 2007, 6:50 AM

Banyan Air Service, located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, recently performed the company’s first 10-year Pilatus demate. The 28-year-old maintenance facility has been an authorized Pilatus satellite service center since 2002.

August 24, 2007, 6:45 AM

The Dallas-area chapter of the American Red Cross recognized Dallas Airmotive for its employee and corporate support by presenting its 2007 Humanitarian Award to the company.

August 24, 2007, 6:37 AM

An unidentified “multi-airframe fleet operator based in Georgia” has inked a deal with CRS Jet Spares to be its primary supplier for Gulfstream and Learjet parts.

August 24, 2007, 6:23 AM

São Paulo, Brazil-based Ocean Air has been named an authorized service facility for all Bombardier business jets. The company is offering round-the-clock AOG assistance, maintenance and services at São Paulo’s Congonhas International Airport.

August 24, 2007, 5:48 AM
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Pilot attrition proved the bane of the U.S. regional airline business during the first half of the year, forcing flight cancellations that cost carriers not only passenger revenue and goodwill, but performance penalties under the terms of their mainline code-share contracts.

August 23, 2007, 10:59 AM

Six professional engineering societies jointly presented the Elmer A. Sperry Award to the developers of the EMAS (engineered material arresting system), which helps prevent injury after runway overruns by stopping speeding aircraft in beds of specially engineered porous concrete.

August 23, 2007, 10:56 AM

Instrument manufacturer Aerosonic of Clearwater, Fla., announced yesterday that it bought Op Technologies, a Beaverton, Ore. manufacturer of glass cockpit avionics suites primarily for the light sport and experimental aircraft market.

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