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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.

July 3, 2007, 9:28 AM

Fred Furth has been flying since 1959 and has more than 8,000 hours in jets. But before he could take delivery of his new Citation Mustang in May, he had to get type rated like everyone else. Furth, who owns and pilots a Citation X and a Caravan, has been to FlightSafety International 40 times.

July 3, 2007, 7:06 AM

At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in late May, a representative of Airbus expressed frustration at the difficulty in finding sufficient slots at independent completion and refurbishment centers to do executive cabin work at the same pace the company is producin

July 3, 2007, 6:42 AM

The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is growing stronger.

July 3, 2007, 6:25 AM

As the wheels of FAA rulemaking grind inexorably forward, the nation’s largest union of airline pilots executed a 180-degree turn on mandatory retirement for airline pilots at age 60.

July 3, 2007, 6:16 AM

A pilot’s brief distress call concerning “trim runaway” remains (at press time) the sole clue in the fatal crash of a 1981 Cessna Citation II into Lake Michigan on June 4. Radar interpolation suggests the aircraft was traveling at up to 220 knots when it hit the water.

July 3, 2007, 6:08 AM

After five years of study and planning and spending and simulating, DayJet is within weeks of flying paying passengers on its small but growing fleet of Eclipse 500s.

July 3, 2007, 5:47 AM

Eclipse Aviation president and CEO Vern Raburn acknowledged in a customer/investor update dated June 10 that there is a lengthy wait between delivery of new Eclipse 500 VLJs and pilot training.