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October 3, 2007, 12:09 PM
October 3, 2007, 12:08 PM

The General Aviation Industry Reparations Act (H.R.3347) encountered rough air when the Bush Administration asked lawmakers to put off a vote on the measure because its estimated cost had ballooned from the original $450 million to more than $5.5 billion.

October 3, 2007, 11:56 AM

Flight testing of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F–the engine Cessna selected for the Citation Mustang–got under way in Wichita on April 27.

October 3, 2007, 11:54 AM

After a flurry of interest late in the last decade that appeared to lose momentum in the wake of 9/11, there is evidence that progress toward defining a supersonic business jet continues quietly.

October 3, 2007, 11:44 AM

MedAire said it has become the “first in the world” ready to receive remote vital-sign medical-monitoring data from civil aircraft in flight.

October 3, 2007, 11:42 AM

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) proposal to subject all general aviation passengers and property to security screening was short-lived in the face of strong opposition from general aviation interests.

October 3, 2007, 11:40 AM

NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) have submitted comments on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) “twelve-five” program, requesting a delay in the June 24 implementation date.

October 3, 2007, 11:35 AM

The Lufthansa Technik-led Platinet support program for business aircraft operators is up and running. The German aircraft maintenance and completions firm has assembled an initial group of partners for the service and is now looking to expand the geographical scope of the support network.

October 3, 2007, 11:34 AM

Starting in November, countries in Europe will start requiring operators to be approved for Precision Rnav (PRnav) if they intend to use their Rnav equipment in terminal areas that have Rnav procedures.

October 3, 2007, 11:32 AM

The FAA is investigating having VASI and PAPI lights begin flashing when the landing runway is occupied. Doing so could prevent “landovers,” where an aircraft continues its approach and touches down while another aircraft or vehicle is still on the runway.

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