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February 2, 2007, 8:35 AM

Latin America’s vast, varied geography cries out for business aviation, with key areas of economic activity separated by jungle, mountains and prairies. But the region’s financial woes have continued to impede the growth of this most flexible form of air transportation.

February 2, 2007, 7:23 AM
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In a scenario all too familiar since the advent of the regional jet age, the pilots of Air Canada and its regional airline subsidiary, Air Canada Jazz, could hold the key to the insolvent company’s plans to field at least 90 new jets from Bombardier and Embraer.

February 2, 2007, 7:05 AM

New airline industry statistics released last month by the office of DOT inspector general Kenneth Mead revealed that regional jets now account for one-quarter of all departures in the U.S.

February 2, 2007, 5:06 AM

Latin America’s business jet fleet has seen modest growth over the past 12 months, but it has still not achieved any substantial increase over the past decade.

February 2, 2007, 5:05 AM
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In November, when SkyEurope began serving London and Paris from Budapest, Hungarian media mocked the carrier as fapados, meaning wooden bench–the painfully plain, rickety class of travel from communist days. The names never hurt them.

February 2, 2007, 5:03 AM

Bombardier has launched Skyjet International as a global network of fixed-rate executive charter services spanning North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

February 2, 2007, 5:01 AM

Ten days before the January 20 Presidential inauguration, the FAA issued a six-page national security flight advisory describing airspace restrictions surrounding the event.

February 2, 2007, 5:00 AM

Hopes for a first-quarter launch of US Airways’ MidAtlantic division dimmed to a flicker last month as pilots continued their dispute over payscales for new Embraer 170 positions and management took steps to sell off assets to meet minimum federal loan requirements.

February 2, 2007, 4:57 AM

Swiss International Air Lines may again fly its Saab 2000 turboprops into Switzerland’s Lugano Airport under a new indirect IFR approach procedure proposed by the flag carrier and charter operator and FBO chain Jet Aviation.

February 2, 2007, 4:55 AM

Mesaba Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) reached a tentative agreement on a new contract last month for the airline’s 844 pilots, averting a threatened strike by a matter of hours.

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