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April 2, 2007, 10:32 AM

Greek aviation officials have at last started to release slots and aircraft parking positions for business aviation traffic heading for next month’s Athens Olympic Games–months after busting their own deadlines for filing landing requests.

April 2, 2007, 10:31 AM

Manufacturers of newly designed helicopters will have to meet slightly revised U.S. noise standards, effective with applications for new designs or major design changes submitted after June 1. The FAA revised FAR Part 36 to harmonize helicopter noise standards with those of the JAA and ICAO.

April 2, 2007, 10:30 AM

The FAA is proposing a technical standard order (TSO) for night vision goggles. If adopted, TSO C-164 would set the minimum performance levels for such devices.

April 2, 2007, 10:30 AM

Denton Municipal Airport, Texas-based Business Air is adding corporate aircraft refurbishment and painting to its existing FBO and aircraft charter, management, sales and leasing services.

April 2, 2007, 10:29 AM

After more than two-and-a-half years of negotiations for a new contract, the union representing some 1,900 NetJets pilots is closer to resolving their differences with NetJets management.

April 2, 2007, 10:28 AM

Dean Borgman, chairman of Sikorsky Aircraft, retired on July 1. Borgman, 62, was appointed chairman last year after serving as the helicopter manufacturer’s president since 1998. Steve Finger, who was named president of the company when Borgman became chairman, will now lead the company.

April 2, 2007, 10:27 AM

Pilot-in-command Lowell Lawson, 67, and copilot James Robinson were killed June 13 when their King Air 200 crashed on a Part 135 positioning flight from its home base at Summerville Airport, W. Va., to pick up passengers at Greenbriar Valley Airport in Lewisburg, about 30 miles southeast.

April 2, 2007, 10:26 AM

The pilot’s decision to rapidly maneuver the helicopter at a high density altitude near steeply sloping terrain was the cause of a fatal air-tour helicopter crash on Aug. 10, 2001, according to the NTSB’s final report.

April 2, 2007, 10:06 AM

Raytheon Aircraft is proclaiming victory in its ongoing efforts to turn around its customer-support operations, and is now focusing on sustaining that claimed turnaround. Ultimately, the company wants to redefine the way the business aviation industry provides customer support.

April 2, 2007, 10:01 AM

The S-92 medium-twin helicopter has become the first rotorcraft to be certified by the new European Aviation Safety Agency. Transport Canada certification is expected later this year summer and full icing certification later this year.

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