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July 5, 2007, 11:52 AM

John Douglass, who became only the seventh full-time chief executive of the Aerospace Industries Association in 1998, plans to retire as the group’s president and CEO on December 31. The AIA was founded in 1919 and counts Orville Wright and Glen Curtiss as early members.

July 5, 2007, 11:48 AM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has teamed with a New Zealand-based company to provide the international aviation community with aviation English training to meet a new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirement that identifies English as the official, recognized lan

July 5, 2007, 11:43 AM

Speaking at an International Civil Aviation Organization meeting on emissions held in Montreal, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey told several hundred government aviation officials and industry representatives that perceptions that aviation does not care about the environment and that it is respons

July 5, 2007, 11:22 AM

Embraer has launched a program to add as much as 300 nm of range to its 70-
and 76-seat E-Jets. Dubbed the E170AR and E175AR, the airplanes will receive the

July 5, 2007, 11:19 AM

The planned Liberty Air Ventures FBO at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) has encountered some site delays, according to president and CEO Mary Pilgrim. “We hope to break ground next month,” she told AIN.

July 5, 2007, 11:10 AM

It’s too soon to know the fate of the so-called user-fee bills working their way through the sausage-making legislative apparatus in Washington, D.C., but the senate’s FAA reauthorization legislation includes a stipulation that would allow the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to impose w

July 5, 2007, 11:08 AM

Encore FBO bought the sole FBO at Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md., the chain’s fourth U.S. FBO and second with a jet charter operation, avionics and heavy maintenance services. Encore also owns three FBOs in Europe, the most recent of which is in Nice, France.

July 5, 2007, 11:05 AM

Aircraft arresting system manufacturer Esco has completed its first Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) installations outside the U.S., at China’s Jiuzhai-Huanglong Airport in Sichuan Province.

July 5, 2007, 11:00 AM

The California State Assembly voted to approve Assembly Bill 700, a requirement for the City of Santa Monica to measure emissions of aircraft using Santa Monica Airport (SMO) for one year.

July 5, 2007, 10:58 AM

NetJets Europe tapped Signature Flight Support as its Europe-wide “preferred handler.” The agreement covers Signature FBOs in Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, South Africa and the UK. NetJets Europe shareowners can still use any FBO or handler that they choose.

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