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January 31, 2007, 11:27 AM

In the single largest training agreement in its history, Dallas-based CAE SimuFlite will soon start training all 900-plus pilots of Flight Options, the second-largest fractional aircraft ownership operation in the world.

January 31, 2007, 11:26 AM
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The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has launched a campaign to extend the accelerated-depreciation schedule on new capital equipment–including business aircraft–which it calls a “defining factor” in $2 billion in jet sales.

January 31, 2007, 11:22 AM

The 2004 Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed by the Senate last month failed to include funding for general aviation relief authorized by Vision 100–The Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act.

January 31, 2007, 11:18 AM

Chinese investment company D’Long confirmed that the development program for a 70- to 95-seat family of regional airliners acquired from the defunct Fairchild Dornier GmbH has been resurrected by its new subsidiary, Fairchild Dornier Aero Industries.

January 31, 2007, 11:12 AM

Flight delays resulting from ATC problems fell to their lowest level in a decade last year, said Eurocontrol. The average delay caused by ATC issues decreased by 20 percent to 1.7 minutes per flight.

January 31, 2007, 11:09 AM

In the fourth quarter of last year, Gulfstream Aerospace reported receiving orders for 34 aircraft, the largest number it has ever received in a three-month period.

January 31, 2007, 11:07 AM

With the exception of Bombardier Flexjet, 13 major and minor players in the fractional industry continued their growth cycle last year, according to Wichita-based AvData. Total net shares last year surged past 6,200, up 6.7 percent from 2002.

January 31, 2007, 11:04 AM

Bombardier’s fractional aircraft ownership division, Flexjet, is now operating the first Challenger 300s to enter service. Flexjet is scheduled to receive 25 of the super-midsize business jets.

January 31, 2007, 11:02 AM

A May 11 trial date has been set for the start of a lawsuit in which four former Flight Options pilots allege they were fired because of their union-organizing activities before the company merged with Raytheon Travel Air. However, a settlement could come sooner.

January 31, 2007, 11:01 AM

The FAA proposes replacing the current designee program with a new one that expands the functions that designees may perform, permits non-FAA-certified individuals and organizations to become designees and does away with existing designee categories.

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