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March 23, 2007, 12:25 PM

Investigation continues into an explosive device found on April 7 in a men’s lavatory outside a secure area in the atrium at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. According to Air Security International, a bomb squad detonated the device.

March 23, 2007, 12:24 PM

LaJolla, Calif.-based Stage III Technologies, which in December received an STC for its Stage 3 hush kit for the Gulfstream IISP, expects to receive by the end of summer certification for installation of its kit on the GIII, GIIB and GII, including Stage 1 GIIs.

March 23, 2007, 12:23 PM

Using a new Web-based tool, operators who typically fly below Class A airspace can now obtain icing forecasts up to 12 hours in advance of their flight. The FAA tool provides a color weather map and a flight route display of icing potential from 3,000 to 18,000 feet.

March 23, 2007, 12:21 PM

Business aircraft sales and deliveries this year are showing early signs of recovery, if the report by one manufacturer points to widespread improvement for the industry. After increasing PC-12 sales by 35 percent last year compared with 2002, Pilatus is headed for a record-tying year.

March 23, 2007, 12:20 PM

Citing insufficient evidence, an NTSB law judge dismissed FAA allegations that charter operator Air East did not comply with several ADs and that some personnel were not properly qualified.

March 23, 2007, 12:18 PM

The accident picture in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period last year showed mixed results, according to statistics compiled by Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

March 23, 2007, 12:16 PM

Eurocontrol has demonstrated the technical and operational benefits of a new ATC decision aid known as medium-term conflict detection (MTCD), which could also provide cost-efficiency and environmental benefits to boot.

March 23, 2007, 12:14 PM

The family of the late Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan–who died in the October 2000 crash of a Cessna 335 along with an aide and his son, Randy, who was at the controls–has asked that a trial be held to consider punitive damages.

March 23, 2007, 12:13 PM

The FAA has received less than 10 submissions in the more than 60 days it has been requesting operators to submit opinons about regulations they find “burdensome, unnecessary or impose needless economic costs”. To date, none of the major trade groups have issued comments.

March 23, 2007, 12:12 PM

Effective April 13, Part 135 operators are now required to use dedicated air-carrier codes when electronically transmitting advance passenger information system (APIS) data to the Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency.

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