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January 24, 2007, 9:53 AM

Check out www.brakesoff.com for pilots’ comments on airport amenities and add a few of your own. An entry about the Reading, Pa. airport: “Wings are back at Reading!!!

January 24, 2007, 9:51 AM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is replacing its annual convention with two new conferences.

January 24, 2007, 9:49 AM

See www.flightsafety.org/damagecalculator for a new model for estimating the cost of ground accidents.

January 24, 2007, 9:47 AM

Bloomington-Normal Central Illinois Regional Airport is home to Platinum Jet Center BMI’s new FBO, which opened in October. The FBO’s 20,000-sq-ft heated hangar “is the largest hangar in the Midwest,” said vice president and general manager David Schlentner, and is tall enough to accept a BBJ.

January 24, 2007, 9:44 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency’s final amendments on spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPPC) have been issued but still might generate some confusion in the aviation service industry.

January 24, 2007, 9:42 AM

The new FBO at Roseburg Regional Airport in Oregon is Ocean Air Aviation, which took over FBO services at the airport from Wingnuts Flying Services.

January 24, 2007, 9:40 AM

Bell Helicopter last month celebrated the 40th anniversary of its popular 206 model. More than 4,800 206Bs and 1,700 206Ls have been produced since the introduction of the 206A JetRanger on Jan. 13, 1967.

January 24, 2007, 9:39 AM

A new FBO, Capital City Jet Center, recently opened at Bolton Field Airport near Columbus, Ohio. The company is now the sole full-service FBO at the field, according to Doug Blakely, director of marketing and sales.

January 24, 2007, 9:34 AM

Helsinki, Finland-based operator Copterline in late December filed a lawsuit in the U.S. against Sikorsky, accusing the Stratford, Conn.-based helicopter manufacturer of negligence.

January 24, 2007, 9:32 AM

Liberty Air Ventures has signed a 20-year lease for eight acres on the southwest quadrant of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, where it plans to build a new FBO to serve piston and jet traffic.

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