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October 3, 2007, 5:21 AM

General Electric and Honeywell International formally terminated their merger agreement, four months after European regulators rejected the proposed $45 billion deal.

October 3, 2007, 5:16 AM

On October 11 the House small business subcommittee on regulatory reform and oversight considered the financial hit to small aviation business from restrictions on the National Airspace System.

October 3, 2007, 5:14 AM

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) was Signature’s busiest base until September 11. Even after all other major airports around the country have reopened to some forms of general aviation operations, DCA remains closed to non-airline traffic.

October 3, 2007, 5:10 AM

For some FBOs, the cost of remaining closed for the days (in some cases weeks) after September 11 has been catastrophic. In a low-margin business such as an FBO, especially an independent facility, cash flow is the lifeblood of the business.

October 3, 2007, 5:07 AM

Brazil’s Embraer again revealed its flair for the dramatic during last month’s Regional Airline Association convention, when it flew the first Embraer 170 prototype from its flight test site in São José dos Campos to the company’s new heavy maintenance facility at Nashville International Airport.

October 3, 2007, 5:06 AM

“Its time has come,” predicted Eclipse Aviation CEO Vern Raburn. “It” refers to the entry-level twinjet known as the Eclipse 500, currently priced at $837,500 (2000 $). And if all goes as planned, Raburn will see his bold vision take flight before next month ends.

October 3, 2007, 5:02 AM

The good news is that a supersonic business jet (SSBJ) is almost inevitable. The not so good news is that it is probably at least a decade away. And securing the funding for research may be as problematic as the noise from any sonic boom.

October 3, 2007, 4:59 AM

After completing the first five-year term as FAA Administrator in history, Jane Garvey will step down on August 4–and there will likely be no deputy waiting in the wings to bridge the gap to her successor.

October 3, 2007, 4:58 AM

First flight of a Williams FJ44-2C-powered Learjet 25D continues to be a moving target as Guthrie, Okla.-based Spirit Wing awaits delivery of the engine nacelles from Nordam.

October 3, 2007, 4:57 AM

NASA’s longest serving administrator, Dan Goldin, will resign from the space agency November 17 after being in that position for 10 years. He accepted an interim position as senior fellow for the Washington-based Council on Competitiveness, an organization that works to establish U.S.