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March 16, 2007, 9:29 AM

At about the same time Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta was announcing plans for a “next-generation air transportation system” to the Washington Aero Club in late January, word was filtering out of the White House that the Bush Administration wanted to cut the FAA’s facilities and equipment

March 16, 2007, 9:27 AM

Operators of hundreds of Airbus and Boeing jetliners will be required to retrofit fuel-tank flammability reduction systems, if the FAA adopts rulemaking it is considering to propose later this year.

March 16, 2007, 9:26 AM

Sino Swearingen last month said it had passed FAA tests that enable the SJ30-2 to meet its advertised pressurization differential of 12 psi, higher than any other business jet or airliner.

March 16, 2007, 9:25 AM

The NBAA Safety Committee met last month at the association’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss the creation of training standards and operations guidelines for the emerging very light jet segment.

March 16, 2007, 9:24 AM

A largely abandoned manufacturing facility adjacent to the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field (MRB) in Martinsburg, W.Va., could become an FBO complex aimed at business/corporate aviation if two area businessmen have their way.

March 16, 2007, 9:24 AM

In a special airworthiness information bulletin published on February 13, the FAA advised owners and operators of PC-12s to incorporate operational limitations that the Swiss civil aviation authority issued earlier this year as an emergency AD.

March 16, 2007, 9:23 AM

All three crewmembers were killed when their King Air B90, N777KU, crashed February 17 near Dodge City Regional Airport, Kan.

March 16, 2007, 9:22 AM

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March 16, 2007, 9:20 AM

Embraer on February 20 obtained FAA certification and JAA recommendation for its 70- to 78-passenger Model 170 regional twinjet, some 18 months later than originally planned. The delay has been particularly irksome for Embraer 170 launch customers US Airways and Alitalia.

March 16, 2007, 9:19 AM

Israel Aircraft Industries of Tel Aviv and Avocet Aircraft of Westport, Conn., have been in discussions with engine manufacturers, including the Honda/ General Electric joint venture company, for the proposed ProJet, an eight-seat very light twinjet.