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March 20, 2007, 11:59 AM

Argentine President Nestor Kirchner disclosed on March 15 that the country would end military control of ATC services and signed a decree creating the National Civil Aviation Authority.

March 20, 2007, 11:59 AM

DOT Secretary Mary Peters cautioned that aviation delays will grow without significant FAA funding reforms (read: user fees) as forecasters predict air traffic will increase by the equivalent of the traffic generated by two major hub airports each year through 2020.

March 20, 2007, 11:57 AM

Two well known companies that operate charter aircraft and jet travel cards might be near to merging. According to sources close to the situation, Berwyn, Pa.-based JetDirect is negotiating to acquire Norwell, Mass.-based Sentient Jet.

March 20, 2007, 11:56 AM

As reported yesterday in AINalerts, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) is in “active discussions” with Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle Group to acquire its Landmark Aviation and Standard Aero companies.

March 19, 2007, 1:36 PM

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is in “active discussions” with Washington, D.C.-Carlyle Group to acquire Landmark Aviation, and in particular its MRO businesses. At press time a definitive agreement was pending, but no timetable was given.

March 19, 2007, 11:11 AM

Rolls-Royce projects deliveries of 15,038 new helicopters between now and  2016, worth an estimated $144 billion, plus another $15 billion for engines.

March 19, 2007, 10:53 AM

Emteq is a lighting specialist, but don’t call it “Emteq Light.” The New Berlin, Wis.-based systems integrator and FAA certification specialist is becoming a major player.

March 19, 2007, 10:50 AM

World banking giant Bank of America (Booth No. 700), a long-time player in fixed-wing financing, announced yesterday its entrance into the rotorcraft market.

March 19, 2007, 10:22 AM

The second prototype of the Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor is now flying in airplane mode, after starting its flight test regimen in helicopter mode on November 9 last year. It operates from Cameri, an Italian Air Force airfield near Milan.

March 19, 2007, 10:05 AM

While the S-76 and S-92 will remain Sikorsky’s bread and butter for some time to come, the company is also launching a new age of vertical lift technology, which it is calling the X2.

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