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March 22, 2007, 9:40 AM

The “right stuff” might be your answer, particularly if you liked what author Tom Wolfe had to say in his recounting of America’s efforts to send a man to space. Was Wolfe referring to what it takes to be the first man on the moon, or was he addressing high-performance vehicles in general?

March 22, 2007, 9:38 AM

The House Appropriations Committee has added a directive to a report on FAA funding for Fiscal Year 2005 that would require the agency to ensure that pilots continue to get the best possible flight briefing and en route information services without user fees.

March 22, 2007, 9:37 AM

Although child restraints on airplanes have been on the NTSB’s list of most wanted safety improvements for almost a decade, the agency last month reclassified the FAA’s response–or lack thereof–to the recommendation from “open-acceptable action” to “open-unacceptable response.”

March 22, 2007, 9:36 AM

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly is expected to take action later this month on legal guidance for member states to protect safety-data-
collection systems while allowing for proper administration of justice.

March 22, 2007, 9:35 AM

The first “A” in NASA stands for “aeronautics,” a fact often overlooked in day-to-day discussions of and references to what most people regard solely as the “space” agency.

March 22, 2007, 9:32 AM

Contrary to a popular misconception, most aircraft accidents are survivable. This fact has been documented by the NTSB, which analyzed Part 121 accidents in the U.S. between 1983 and 2000 involving at least one fatality or serious injury in which aircraft were substantially damaged.

March 22, 2007, 9:29 AM

Bigger is the latest goal for the interior refurbishment department at Jet Aviation’s West Palm Beach, Fla. facility. The company has announced it received FAA approval for repair-station requirements that will allow for interior refurbishment work on BBJ-size aircraft and larger.

March 22, 2007, 9:28 AM

The completion and refurbishment industry continues to grow. That’s the gospel according to Midcoast Aviation, and the Cahokia, Ill.-based aviation services center is practicing what it preaches.

March 22, 2007, 9:27 AM

StarPort USA, the Sanford, Fla., FBO launched in 1995, has survived a bankruptcy and a recession, and with an eye on the slowly improving economy has launched a new completion and refurbishment center.

March 22, 2007, 9:18 AM

West Star Aviation, of Grand Junction, Colo., has been around for more than five decades. It was originally known as Monarch Aviation and began as an aviation sales and service business in 1952.

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