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October 3, 2007, 10:03 AM

Signature Flight Support has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Greek FBO group Athens Aviation Services (see page 125) for $1.8 million (£1 million). Signature parent BBA Aviation announced the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, on September 2.

October 3, 2007, 10:00 AM

Pushed by President Bush for legislation intended to stimulate the nation’s economy, Congress has taken action on two bills that may affect the purchase of new aircraft by boosting depreciation deductions.

October 3, 2007, 9:57 AM

Webster Bank’s Center Capital of Waterbury, Conn., has formed a general aviation finance division headquartered in Dallas. The new division’s target market initially is new and pre-owned helicopters and airplanes, as well as maintenance projects, valued at under $2 million.

October 3, 2007, 9:53 AM

A cargo-configured Falcon 20 made a gear-up landing at Detroit City Airport shortly after takeoff on August 28, sliding off the end of the runway and coming to rest among the headstones of a cemetery adjacent to the airport on the city’s east side.

October 3, 2007, 9:53 AM

General aviation received some good news and some not-so-good news last month with regard to airport security.

October 3, 2007, 9:51 AM

The Italian investigation into the October 8 collision between a Cessna CJ2 and an MD-87 on the main runway of Milan Linate Airport is now focusing on the failure of the ground traffic radar and allegations of misleading airport signs.

October 3, 2007, 9:49 AM

The journey of TWA Flight 800, which began from New York JFK International Airport on the hot evening of July 17, 1996, finally ended this spring, not at its intended Paris destination but just north of Dulles International Airport with the re-reconstruction of most of the front half of the Boein

October 3, 2007, 9:48 AM

Too few business aircraft are based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Arabian Gulf states to meet rising demand for executive charter flights, according to International Air Charter (IAC), a UK-based charter brokering group that opened an office in Dubai two years ago.

October 3, 2007, 9:47 AM

Judging from testimony at a hearing on the FAA’s new air-tour proposals, FAR Part 136 might be a solution in search of a problem. Speaker after speaker told the FAA that the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) should be withdrawn, scrapped or, at the very least, rewritten.

October 3, 2007, 9:46 AM

Alteon, Boeing’s aviation training arm, last month opened a major facility at London Gatwick Airport. The 53,000-sq-ft facility will provide pilot and flight attendant training initially on simulators for the Boeing 737 and 757 and the Airbus A320.

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