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March 23, 2007, 12:33 PM

Boeing has formed an international industry team to compete for the contract to build and deploy the next generation of GPS satellites.

March 23, 2007, 12:31 PM

A federal arbitrator has ordered American Airlines to pay the Allied Pilots Association $23.2 million for scope-clause violations related to its American Connection agreements with Chautauqua and Trans States Airlines.

March 23, 2007, 12:29 PM

Sentient said that sales of its block-charter private jet card grew 82 percent in the first quarter over the same period a year ago. The Norwell, Mass. company, which books time on select charter operators, says that it now has more than 1,700 cardholders.

March 23, 2007, 12:28 PM

Enstrom Helicopter of Menominee, Mich., is doubling its warranty on all its turbine and piston rotorcraft to two years or 1,000 hours.

March 23, 2007, 12:26 PM

The FAA extended the deadline from this April 12 to April 30 next year for Part 121 regional and major airlines to equip automated external defibrillators (AED) with approved batteries.

March 23, 2007, 12:25 PM

Investigation continues into an explosive device found on April 7 in a men’s lavatory outside a secure area in the atrium at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. According to Air Security International, a bomb squad detonated the device.

March 23, 2007, 12:24 PM

LaJolla, Calif.-based Stage III Technologies, which in December received an STC for its Stage 3 hush kit for the Gulfstream IISP, expects to receive by the end of summer certification for installation of its kit on the GIII, GIIB and GII, including Stage 1 GIIs.

March 23, 2007, 12:23 PM

Using a new Web-based tool, operators who typically fly below Class A airspace can now obtain icing forecasts up to 12 hours in advance of their flight. The FAA tool provides a color weather map and a flight route display of icing potential from 3,000 to 18,000 feet.

March 23, 2007, 12:21 PM

Business aircraft sales and deliveries this year are showing early signs of recovery, if the report by one manufacturer points to widespread improvement for the industry. After increasing PC-12 sales by 35 percent last year compared with 2002, Pilatus is headed for a record-tying year.

March 23, 2007, 12:20 PM

Citing insufficient evidence, an NTSB law judge dismissed FAA allegations that charter operator Air East did not comply with several ADs and that some personnel were not properly qualified.

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