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April 18, 2007, 10:36 AM

Today is the deadline for comments on last year’s announcement by the Department of Defense that it plans to remove its flight information publications (FLIP), digital aeronautical flight information file (DAFIF) and related aeronautical navigation digital and hardcopy publications from public sa

April 18, 2007, 10:25 AM

Like its non-turbine siblings–the DA40 Diamond Star and DA42 Twin Star–the Diamond D-Jet will feature a Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite, Olathe, Kan.-based Garmin said yesterday.

April 18, 2007, 9:24 AM

Rocket Engineering of Spokane, Wash.–the company involved in the Piper Malibu JetProp DLX Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A conversion–is at it again. This time Rocket has been quietly working for the past two years on a P&WC PT6A-35-powered Beechcraft Duke BE60 conversion.

April 18, 2007, 9:19 AM

NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association submitted comments critical of the FAA's proposed rule to modify recording, sampling and installation requirements for cockpit video recorders (CVRs) and flight data recorders (FDRs).

April 18, 2007, 9:14 AM

Strong revenue growth has led Delta AirElite, the business aircraft charter division of  Delta Air Lines, to introduce a revenue guarantee for aircraft owners who are accepted for enrollment in the company’s aircraft-management program. The company is offering new management clients fli

April 18, 2007, 8:42 AM

Although the final outcome is yet unclear, the House of Representatives amended its $14.4 billion FAA appropriations bill last week to halt an FAA plan to turn over the operation of its Flight Service Stations to a private contractor.

April 18, 2007, 8:40 AM

All jet and transport-category airplanes (those with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more) for which application of a new type design is submitted on or after Jan. 1, 2006, will have to meet new noise certification levels.

April 18, 2007, 7:25 AM

Starting today, 216 NDB approaches will be decommissioned. Although the FAA has yet to actually switch them off the air, the decommissioned NDB stations will no longer be flight-checked, maintained, approved for use or shown on updated charts, according to AOPA.

April 18, 2007, 7:23 AM

CIT Group has sold most of its corporate aircraft financial business to GE Commercial Finance. The transaction includes approximately $700 million in loans and $200 million in leases on 380 business jets, turbo props and helicopters.

April 18, 2007, 7:21 AM

The days might soon be over for the basing of non-UK-registered general aviation aircraft in the UK. The country’s Department for Transportation (DFT) is considering a plan to prohibit non-commercial foreign-registered aircraft from being permanently based in Britain.

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