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April 2, 2007, 7:51 AM

A Circuit Court judge refused to grant a new trial to the family of the late Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan seeking punitive damages against Parker Hannifin. The judge said evidence was too weak to give to a jury, according to AOPA.

April 2, 2007, 7:49 AM

FAA actions on 9/11 “demonstrated the urgency and initiative of many employees who were acting under intense pressure,” the agency said in a response to the findings last month of the 9/11 commission.

April 2, 2007, 7:49 AM

As part of an increase in the FAA’s regulatory-enforcement program, aircraft owners have until July 31 to complete and return the triennial aircraft registration form if their address is not current.

April 2, 2007, 7:13 AM

NetJets Europe has launched a new NetJets Corporate Card program to market smaller blocks of flight time in its fractional-ownership fleet without the need to acquire an aircraft share.

April 2, 2007, 7:11 AM

A recent memo from NBAA’s lawyers reaffirmed the association guidance that a Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) subscription is not required to view videos legally during Part 91 flights.

April 2, 2007, 7:10 AM

The business aviation outlook is improving, according to two international charter/management firms whose parent companies are both based in Geneva. PrivatAir announced last month that growth last year “was beyond all expectations,” helping to increase revenues by 20 percent.

April 2, 2007, 7:10 AM

Deborah Hersman, sworn in last month as a member of the NTSB, has minimal aviation experience compared with the extensive background of John Goglia, the Safety Board member she replaced (see page 74). For the last five years and before joining

April 2, 2007, 7:09 AM

JetEquity, a charter/management company based at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y., has launched into the line-service business with the acquisition last month of HPN’s first FBO–Skyport.

April 2, 2007, 7:08 AM

The Air Line Pilots Association welcomed the NTSB’s findings of pilot fatigue and color blindness as factors in the crash of the FedEx 727, but didn’t believe the Safety Board went far enough in its investigation.

April 2, 2007, 7:07 AM

Commercial pilots with color-vision-deficiency waivers might face stricter screening in the future.

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