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March 22, 2007, 8:12 AM

Siberian regional airline UTair has selected the Franco-Italian ATR 42 as its primary growth platform in the first-ever open tender for regional turboprops held by a Russian airline.

March 22, 2007, 8:12 AM

The single-engine, four/five-passenger Sport-Jet is the latest aircraft to join the very light jet race. The aircraft is under development by Excel-Jet of Monument, Colo., whose president is Bob Bornhofen, designer of the Maverick Leader kitbuilt jet.

March 22, 2007, 8:11 AM

The Illinois DOT selected Palwaukee Municipal as the state’s general aviation reliever airport of the year.

March 22, 2007, 8:11 AM

The Air Line Pilots Association finally appears ready to play ball with Northwest Airlines as the Minneapolis-based company pushes for a new deal to allow 70-seat jets to fly within the Northwest Airlink regional network.

March 22, 2007, 8:07 AM

As every pilot and mechanic knows, high temperatures are the bane of any engine. But as engineers strive to design smaller, more powerful turbine engines by adding compressor stages, the compression ratio goes up and so does the temperature of the ram air.

March 22, 2007, 8:05 AM

FlightSafety International’s business aviation learning center at Farnborough Airport in the UK is expected to open next January.

March 22, 2007, 8:03 AM

At press time, nothing was said to be finalized, but Rockwell Collins and Piaggio were working on a deal to offer Pro Line avionics in the Avanti, according to a spokesman for the Italian airframer. The turboprop twin currently has older Collins avionics.

March 22, 2007, 8:02 AM

Richard Doubrava has joined NBAA in the new role of director of security. He is responsible for coordinating programs in the areas of business aviation security, particularly NBAA’s new Secure Access program.

March 22, 2007, 8:00 AM

European Business Aviation Association chairman Brian Humphries is to become the group’s CEO in October. He will succeed Fernand François, who is retiring after 12 years as CEO.

March 22, 2007, 7:59 AM

Federal guidelines for improving security at the nation’s more than 18,000 general aviation airports remain bottled up in the Transportation Security Administration almost six months after a GA airport security working group made its recommendations to the agency.

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