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March 28, 2007, 12:01 PM

Although the accelerated-depreciation bonus has been credited with a pickup in orders for new business jets, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association is encountering rough going in the Senate over its efforts to get the tax break extended.

March 28, 2007, 12:00 PM

The NTSB issued a scathing indictment of the FAA’s oversight of contract maintenance providers, essentially validating a DOT inspector general’s report that again exposed one of the lesser known practices of the U.S. airline industry.

March 28, 2007, 11:58 AM

Can and should Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) be opened to general aviation and charter aircraft?

March 28, 2007, 11:48 AM

The Argentine government took emergency action last month, relieving the nation’s Air Force of responsibility for providing ATC services. The government announced the creation of the National Administration of Civil Aviation, a civilian entity that will take over ATC in the country.

March 28, 2007, 11:40 AM

PrestoSim, a Grapevine, Texas, privately held Part 142 school, recently received FAA approval to provide simulator-based upgrade, initial, transition and type-rating training for the Cessna Citation Ultra and Encore equipped with the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite.

March 28, 2007, 11:32 AM

Word that operators of nearly 600 U.S.-registered business jets failed to comply with an FAA mandate calling for installation of emergency locator transmitters (ELT) by January 1 this year could not have sat well with FAA officials in Washington.

March 28, 2007, 11:24 AM

Only time will tell if Eclipse Aviation’s decision to sever ties with Avidyne and bring in a new team of avionics suppliers for the Eclipse 500 will satisfy buyers, but an early glimpse of what’s coming to the VLJ’s front office looks promising.

March 28, 2007, 11:22 AM

In his eight-volume work, Physiology of Taste, French lawyer, magistrate, politician and gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote, “Animals feed themselves, men eat; but only wise men know the art of eating.” He wrote those words in 1825, and still they contain a certain truth, particularly

March 28, 2007, 11:14 AM

At Dare County Regional Airport (MQI), N.C., Hank Stock grabs an armload of North Carolina aeronautical charts, centennial year edition, from among thousands left over, to pass out like breath mints to the 40 pilots he comes in contact with this cold weekday in late January.

March 28, 2007, 11:08 AM

The business and corporate side of general aviation should continue to benefit from a growing market for new microjets over the next 14 fiscal years, and the FAA expects business use of GA aircraft to expand at a more rapid pace than that for personal and sport use.

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