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April 17, 2007, 11:39 AM

Pilots for the legacy carriers are still narrowly backing the FAA’s mandatory age 60 retirement rule for Part 121 airline pilots, but most pilots flying for the low-cost carriers advocate removing, or at least modifying, the rule.

April 17, 2007, 11:37 AM

Operation Safe Pilot, an 18-month federal probe into “the misuse of Social Security numbers by pilots,” ended last month with the indictment of 40 pilots–some with commercial or ATP certificates–on fraud charges.

April 17, 2007, 11:35 AM

Jeppesen has assembled a team of engineers to look into complaints by users that the company’s latest electronic charting software, JeppView FlightDeck 3.0, can cause electronic flight bag (EFB) computers to crash without warning.

April 17, 2007, 11:34 AM

The first business jet from Grob Aerospace made its maiden flight yesterday. With former Diamond Aircraft test pilot Gérard Guillaumaud in the left seat and Tore Reimers as the copilot, the SPn Utility Jet took off at 11:14 a.m. from Allgäu Airport in southern Germany.

April 17, 2007, 10:54 AM

Germany-based aerospace consultancy PMI-Media has lowered its estimated very light jet (VLJ) delivery schedule for this year based on production difficulties Eclipse Aviation has encountered.

April 17, 2007, 10:53 AM

Viking Air, which last year announced that it was considering restarting production of the 19-passenger DHC-6 Twin Otter, confirmed last week that the program will proceed.

April 17, 2007, 10:51 AM

Approval for European commercial single-engine operations at night or under IMC is probably still at least three years away.

April 17, 2007, 10:48 AM

Nav Canada on Friday proposed a 3-percent reduction in its customer service charges, effective September 1. This is the second consecutive year that the country’s ATC provider has cut its charges, following a reduction of 1.8 percent on average that took effect last September.

April 17, 2007, 10:46 AM

User fees remain a fiery issue, despite a congressional recess the past two weeks during which no official business has been conducted on the proposal.

April 16, 2007, 12:28 PM

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey has issued an order accepting the recommendation of a dispute resolution law judge to deny two legal protests over the competitive-sourcing initiative of Flight Service Stations.

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