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January 31, 2007, 7:28 AM

Inconsistent and incomplete FAA oversight of its designee programs limits the agency’s ability to ensure designees perform their work according to federal standards, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

January 31, 2007, 7:21 AM

Plano, Texas-based PFSweb has been named to manage Raytheon Aircraft Western Hemisphere parts and inventory distribution (Rapid) inventory of more than 300,000 serial-numbered parts.

January 31, 2007, 7:15 AM

Imperial Transport, flying a Citation 501, and US Smokeless Tobacco Brands, operating two Challenger 601s, received the “Spirit of Noise Abatement” awards for last year for achieving the lowest average sound level for a single jet and a fleet operation, respectively, at Westchester County Airport

January 31, 2007, 7:09 AM

In a rare decision, a federal judge in Jacksonville, Fla., ruled last month that the FAA was more responsible for a fatal accident than the pilot. All four people on board a Piper Cherokee Six were killed on Dec. 12, 2001, when the piston single crashed in heavy fog.

January 31, 2007, 7:05 AM

General Dynamics Aviation Services in West Palm Beach, Fla., has received European Aviation Safety Agency certification and JAA approval. The sanctions authorize the company to perform maintenance on business jets registered in any of the 25 European Union countries.

January 31, 2007, 7:01 AM

A new high-speed data system developed by Arinc Direct has cleared the final hurdles for certification in the Gulfstream V.

January 31, 2007, 6:56 AM

Shortly after AIN went to press for last month’s issue, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) made last-minute modifications to its alien flight-training rule, which was scheduled for implementation on October 20.

January 31, 2007, 6:46 AM

Bend, Ore.-based Air Investor Resources (AIR)–the parent company of Epic Aircraft, which is currently flight-testing its Epic LT turboprop single–is now teaming with Tbilisi Aerospace Manufacturing (TAM) of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, to produce a $1.9 million very light jet (VLJ), dubbed the T

January 31, 2007, 6:36 AM

Pilots serving as second-in-command (SIC) would be eligible to apply for an SIC type rating without any additional training required, under an FAA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published last month.

January 31, 2007, 6:27 AM

Operators flying within, to, from or over the 25-nation European Union (EU) need to check their insurance policies to ensure that they meet the new minimum liability requirements that will take effect on April 30.

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