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March 28, 2007, 12:12 PM

Because the Grob SPn Utility jet and the Embraer Phenom 300 weigh more than 12,500 pounds but less than 19,000 pounds, their respective manufacturers are requesting permission to certify the aircraft under the commuter category of Part 23 rather than the more stringent requirements of Part 25.

March 28, 2007, 12:10 PM

The average price of jet fuel in the U.S. is edging upward, according to two independent surveys.

March 28, 2007, 12:09 PM

Adam Aircraft named former Gulfstream and Cessna executive Joe Walker as its group president of commercial sales, as the Denver-based firm simultaneously develops the A500 centerline-thrust piston twin and A700 very light twinjet.

March 28, 2007, 12:08 PM

An Airnet Systems Learjet 35A on a Part 135 cargo flight was seriously damaged March 19 during a failed attempted to abort the landing. The two pilots were not injured. According to the NTSB, N800AW was too high during the approach to the 6,000-foot runway at Oneida County Airport, Utica, N.Y.

March 28, 2007, 12:07 PM

“Secure Access,” a program that would add more requirements to the Transportation Security Administration Access Certificate (TSAAC) program currently being field tested in the New York City area, should be the ticket for allowing business aircraft to operate where airlines are now permitted– nam

March 28, 2007, 12:06 PM

406-MHz emergency locator transmitters must not be activated for testing during the first five minutes after any hour, unlike 121.5-MHz ELTs (see AIM revised paragraph 6-2-5).

March 28, 2007, 12:05 PM

Cessna announced on March 23 that it received FAA approval of its $9.895 million Citation XLS, a faster, roomier and longer-legged derivative of the Citation Excel. Like the Excel, the XLS remains a model 560XL.

March 28, 2007, 12:04 PM

Starting on June 1, the FAA will no longer accept aircraft registration applications (AC Form 8050-1) that do not contain the printed or typed name of the signer in the signature block.

March 28, 2007, 12:03 PM

No fatal accident involving Part 121 or 135 scheduled carriers occurred in 2002, versus three last year in which 24 people died, according to NTSB data. The crash of an Air Midwest Beech 1900 in Charlotte, N.C., accounted for 21 of those fatalities.

March 28, 2007, 12:01 PM

Although the accelerated-depreciation bonus has been credited with a pickup in orders for new business jets, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association is encountering rough going in the Senate over its efforts to get the tax break extended.

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