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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.

March 28, 2007, 12:00 PM

The NTSB issued a scathing indictment of the FAA’s oversight of contract maintenance providers, essentially validating a DOT inspector general’s report that again exposed one of the lesser known practices of the U.S. airline industry.

March 28, 2007, 11:58 AM

Can and should Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) be opened to general aviation and charter aircraft?

March 28, 2007, 11:48 AM

The Argentine government took emergency action last month, relieving the nation’s Air Force of responsibility for providing ATC services. The government announced the creation of the National Administration of Civil Aviation, a civilian entity that will take over ATC in the country.

March 28, 2007, 11:40 AM

PrestoSim, a Grapevine, Texas, privately held Part 142 school, recently received FAA approval to provide simulator-based upgrade, initial, transition and type-rating training for the Cessna Citation Ultra and Encore equipped with the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite.

March 28, 2007, 11:32 AM

Word that operators of nearly 600 U.S.-registered business jets failed to comply with an FAA mandate calling for installation of emergency locator transmitters (ELT) by January 1 this year could not have sat well with FAA officials in Washington.

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