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March 16, 2007, 9:15 AM

Long-time aviation journalist William David Wagstaff, 49, died on February 8, following complications from surgery. A lifetime aviation and space enthusiast, Bill was a full-time editor with Aviation International News from 1988 to 2003, serving in many capacities.

March 16, 2007, 9:13 AM

Aviation safety pioneer Jerome “Jerry” Lederer died February 6 at the age of 101 in Laguna Hills, Calif., of congestive heart failure. His lifelong dedication to preventing accidents made travel safer for everyone who flies aboard civilian aircraft.

March 16, 2007, 9:07 AM

Management teams at Signature Flight Support and Fort Lauderdale Jet Center are locked in a war of words over the right to operate the sole general aviation FBO at New York La Guardia Airport (LGA), and it’s the airport operator that looks to be the only winner.

March 16, 2007, 9:04 AM

Compliance with the ICAO requirement for aircraft on virtually all extended international operations to be equipped with an automatic 406-MHz ELT leads off a

March 16, 2007, 9:02 AM

After more than 15 years and $200 million in development effort, the FAA in late January canceled further expenditures on the GPS Category I local-area augmentation system (LAAS), dropped its proposed 2006 initial introduction and reclassified the project as merely research and development.

March 16, 2007, 8:56 AM

While 2003 general aviation shipping and billing numbers are hardly cause for celebration, the CEOs of GA manufacturers are generally upbeat and optimistic that a turnaround has been reached.

March 16, 2007, 8:54 AM

At General Electric, the official corporate slogan is “Imagination at work.” At Honda, it’s “The power of dreams.” The two companies announced last month they have merged them in an alliance to develop, certify, market and support Honda’s 1,670-pound-thrust HF118 turbofan.

March 15, 2007, 12:50 PM

The “Safety Bucks” program from insurer USAIG (United States Aircraft Insurance Group) has contributed more than $4.3 million over the last nine years to defray the training costs or participants in its Preferred Policyholder Program, according to figures released here at Heli-Expo.

March 15, 2007, 12:47 PM

Rotor Blades (RBI) of Broussard, La. (Booth No. 400), a subsidiary of Edwards and Associates of Bristol, Tenn., has arrived at Heli-Expo with an announcement of its expansion into Europe.

March 15, 2007, 12:34 PM

Satellite Technology International (Booth No. 1829), via its approach development team (ADT), has consulted on 95 percent of all helicopter GPS approaches in the U.S. in the past nine years. At Heli-Expo, STI announced new development projects and expanded networks for current clients. 

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