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July 3, 2007, 11:12 AM

UK-based Rolls-Royce has purchased the rights to a new coating process for turbine blades that could improve performance and durability.

July 3, 2007, 11:09 AM

Air-taxi operators and potential operators used a recent VLJ forum, “Business Models for VLJs and Light Jets,” to outline their plans for using the new class of jets to offer point-to-point service.

July 3, 2007, 11:03 AM

A recent Eurocontrol-sponsored VLJ workshop gave the agency and potential operators the opportunity to discuss the impact of the coming class of very light jets (VLJs) on the ATC system.

July 3, 2007, 10:48 AM

At the FAA’s Joint Planning and Development Office Day on Capitol Hill recently, Administrator Marion Blakey introduced two NextGen future ATC documents.

July 3, 2007, 10:46 AM

After receiving approximately 60 comments to its request, the FAA issued a notice last week that officially extends the renewal of an inspection authorization (IA) from one year to two. On January 30 this year, the FAA issued a direct final rule making the renewal period for an IA two years.

July 3, 2007, 10:45 AM

The preliminary NTSB report on Saturday afternoon’s fatal Citation crash in Conway, Ark., in which the pilot attempted to take off from Runway 26 at Conway Municipal Airport after landing long, is expected by the end of the week, according to NTSB investigator Andrew Todd Fox.

July 3, 2007, 10:43 AM

The Air Transport Association (ATA), which called the House’s bill “business as usual,” and its various airline members are still pushing hard for user fees.

July 3, 2007, 10:40 AM

The House Transportation Committee’s attempt at an FAA reauthorization and funding bill has received praise and backing from general aviation interests, but they warn that the fight for passage without user fees is far from over.

July 3, 2007, 10:15 AM

Mentoring, where a more experienced pilot flies for some time with a new very light jet buyer until the owner gains confidence and experience, is receiving increasing scrutiny and consideration from aircraft manufacturers, insurance companies and operators.

July 3, 2007, 10:03 AM

Simulator manufacturer Opinicus is in the final stages of completing four full-motion simulators and one fixed training device for the Eclipse 500 very light jet.

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