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April 9, 2007, 1:01 PM

Shortly after the FAA published an advisory circular aimed at increasing capacity in busy Florida airspace by making changes to Rnav routes, SIDs and STARS, NBAA queried the agency about the apparent technical shortcomings of certain FMS equipment that might disqualify a number of business jet op

April 9, 2007, 12:39 PM

Enstrom and the FAA have published separate alert notices strongly urging operators of Model 480 turbine helicopters to “immediately” remove any elastomeric dampers and replace them with hydraulic dampers. The action follows a ground-resonance incident on August 5 in Goshen, Ind.

April 9, 2007, 12:37 PM

Swiss-based Aviace, which ordered 112 Eclipse 500 very light jets in 2002, has put its “jet club” plans on hold until the aircraft is in the final stages of European certification.

April 9, 2007, 12:35 PM

The FAA said its notice to tower controllers to review the taxi into position and hold (TIPH) procedure is not intended to end the practice, as the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) alleges.

April 9, 2007, 12:30 PM

NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association are creating a joint working group to address the fuel tax provisions of the Highway Bill that was signed by the President earlier this month.

April 9, 2007, 12:29 PM

Seven industry trade groups are asking the FAA to delay by six months the effective date–currently September 2–of new flammability requirements for aircraft insulation.

April 9, 2007, 12:10 PM

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, is proposing to loan up to $15 million to assist in establishing an on-demand air-taxi service in Russia using a fleet of Russian-made M101T turboprop singles.

April 9, 2007, 12:06 PM

“War on Error” is the theme of the 2005 Safety Standdown seminar being held by Bombardier Learjet from October 25 through 27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita.

April 9, 2007, 11:58 AM

A 757 crew did not get the response they expected when they declared an “emergency” instead of “mayday.” According to an incident filed with NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System, the crew found that the word “emergency” didn’t get the desired results outside U.S. airspace.

April 9, 2007, 11:49 AM

Bird residue was found in the left engine of the Sabreliner that crashed during an aborted takeoff May 9 from Brownwood Regional Airport, Texas, according to the NTSB’s recently released factual report.

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