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July 3, 2007, 5:02 AM

The FAA is confident that the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia airspace redesign will reduce delays and allow the agency to meet system demands, but some U.S. lawmakers are questioning the redesign plans. Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.), chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, and Reps.

July 3, 2007, 5:00 AM

AirCell’s Axxess satellite communications system has gained European certification aboard a Cessna Citation 650. The Axxess system includes two Iridium satcom channels for making voice calls and transmitting low-rate data in flight.

July 3, 2007, 4:54 AM

NBAA and AOPA said that the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative that became effective January 23 this year and required air travelers to carry a passport to fly back into the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda was relaxed somewhat last month.

July 3, 2007, 4:53 AM

Chairman of the House subcommittee on space and aeronautics Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) introduced the Federal Aviation Research and Development Reauthorization Act of 2007 with co-sponsor Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.) last month. The bill, which has already passed Rep.

July 3, 2007, 4:48 AM

There was good news for Alaskan pilots last month, when FAA Administrator Marion Blakey introduced the agency’s draft 2008-2012 Flight Plan, along with the NextGen Concept of Operations, to Congress.

July 2, 2007, 12:30 PM

The UK’s Marshall Aerospace and NetJets Europe are expanding their agreement for support of the fractional’s Citation fleet. Marshall said it is spending £5 million ($9.9 million) to extend its facilities and add new services to its Cambridge base to support the Citations.

July 2, 2007, 12:26 PM

NBAA unveiled its member directory in a searchable, online format last month. NBAA members can now search for companies, individual employees or by aircraft type,

July 2, 2007, 12:05 PM

NTSB chairman Mark Rosenker told the House aviation subcommittee last month that his agency is disappointed in the FAA’s response to five of the six aviation items on the Safety Board’s Most Wanted List of safety improvements.

July 2, 2007, 11:54 AM

Civil aviation authorities in Africa are planning an Africa-wide regulatory system similar to the European Union’s European Aviation Safety Agency.

July 2, 2007, 11:51 AM

Members of the Transport, Telecommunication and Energy Council of the European Union have accepted a proposal by the European Commission to assume control of Galileo, the European satellite-based navigation program.

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