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October 2, 2007, 12:04 PM

Executive Jet named Jim Christiansen vice president of national accounts for its NetJets fractional aircraft ownership program.

October 2, 2007, 12:01 PM

Executive Jet has named former communications and entertainment executive Mark Booth co-chairman of its NetJets Europe fractional aircraft ownership program. Booth, based in London, will help expand NetJets throughout Europe.

October 2, 2007, 11:58 AM

Global Aircraft of Ronkonkoma, N.Y,. received JAR 145 certification on September 10, allowing the company to work on JAA-certified aircraft. The company, which opened for business about a year ago, also has its FAR Part 145 certification and has completed six Gulfstream interior refurbishments.

October 2, 2007, 11:56 AM

Under a special FAR, Dassault Aviation received a two-year exemption from meeting upgraded flight-data-recorder rules applicable to Falcon 900s and 900EXs operated under Part 135.

October 2, 2007, 11:53 AM

Most of the major business airplane manufacturers believe that the growing inconvenience for business travelers on the airlines as a result of increased security after September 11 bodes well for the health of the industry in the mid- and far term.

October 2, 2007, 11:41 AM

Delta Airlines’ Comair Jet Express, hoping to expand its global presence as an on-demand charter and aircraft management provider, has changed its name to Delta AirElite Business Jets.

October 2, 2007, 11:35 AM

FlightSafety International disclosed the initial selection of simulators to be installed next year at the company’s new training center in Farnborough, England, now under construction.

October 2, 2007, 11:34 AM

Recently established Marquis Jet Partners of New York City has purchased shares in several NetJets’ fractional-ownership aircraft and is marketing prepaid, 25-hr block-charter times to Marquis card holders on these aircraft, which will be operated by NetJets under its Part 135 certificate.

October 2, 2007, 11:34 AM

No one connected with Texas charter operator Addison Express was arrested or otherwise implicated in connection with an early-August drug bust by federal agents, in which three Learjets operated by the company were seized, according to company owner Dale Griffin (AIN, September, page 8).

October 2, 2007, 11:34 AM

The FAA and NTSB are helping the Mexican government in the investigation of a 1975 Gulfstream II (N987SA) that crashed last Monday in a remote jungle area on the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun with nearly four tons of cocaine on board.