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May 9, 2007, 8:53 AM

Back in 2001, NetJets Europe might have considered a shortage of suitably qualified pilots to be a nice problem to face. At the time, the industry’s fractional ownership leader had no more than 80 clients in Europe–five years after having imported the concept from the U.S.

May 9, 2007, 8:47 AM

AirData (Booth No. 1236) is close to releasing the first module of its new Web-based SwiftOps.com flight planning system. The Weather & Notam Briefing module is currently in user acceptance testing with customers ahead of an imminent commercial launch.

May 9, 2007, 6:55 AM

New regulations being developed by Europe’s Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) may soon enable operators of HUD-equipped aircraft to hand-fly Cat II and Cat IIIA precision approaches and conduct Cat I approaches with a reduced runway visual range (RVR) of 400 meters instead of 550.

May 9, 2007, 6:19 AM

Jet Aviation is here at EBACE’07 (Booth No. 776) with recent news of its launching a $35 million investment program at its Basel facility to add ramp space and a hangar large enough to accommodate an Airbus A380 and a Boeing B747 simultaneously.

May 9, 2007, 6:08 AM

Block charter has evolved as the primary alternative to fractional ownership in Europe, with providers continuously vying to offer greater flexibility and value.

May 9, 2007, 4:43 AM

In yesterday's report about the change of ownership at ExecuJet Aviation ("Desmond Buys Majority Share of Execujet"), AINonline incorrectly reported that Dermot Desmond is the majority owner of Grob Aerospace.

May 8, 2007, 12:31 PM

U.S. flight data specialist Jeppesen, represented here at EBACE 2007 by its German and UK offices (Booth No. 1105), is celebrating the centenary of its founder Capt. Elrey B. Jeppesen, as well as the company’s 30 years of providing its international trip-planning service (ITPS).

May 8, 2007, 11:50 AM

Berlin Tempelhof airport operators are challenging recent decisions by both a Berlin lower court and the city authorities to close the downtown airport on October 31 next year.

May 8, 2007, 11:48 AM

Point2Point Airways, the Grand Forks, N.D.-based on-demand “airline style” charter company, ceased operations recently and laid off all its employees. The company was formed in 2002 to respond to what it called a lack of connectivity in the Great Plains region.

May 8, 2007, 11:46 AM

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking to make major changes to Parts 61, 91 and 141 closes for comments today. Among the proposed changes is the addition of training standards for night vision goggles and the combination of simulator training regulations into one section.

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