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March 7, 2007, 4:57 AM

New FAA Notice N8000.351 provides procedures on how to complete the application for second-in-command (SIC) pilot type ratings. The notice also explains the final rule that the FAA issued on Aug.

March 7, 2007, 4:55 AM

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released a revised Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP), effective March 12.

March 7, 2007, 4:53 AM

Despite the long range they’re capable of, the G550 and G500 might be making many more short hops than long-distance flights.

March 7, 2007, 4:51 AM

A Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB SW-07-16) issued February 9 warns operators of possible debonding of the main rotor blades on Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. Robinson issued a safety alert.

March 7, 2007, 4:48 AM

Premier Aircraft received supplemental type certification of its engine upgrade program for the Falcon 50, designed to improve performance and fuel specifics. The East Alton, Ill.

March 6, 2007, 11:23 AM

In a move that wasn’t overly surprising, Honda Aircraft announced on February 9 that it has decided to build its world headquarters and HondaJet manufacturing plant at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., site of the company’s research and development facility.

March 6, 2007, 10:56 AM

Shipments of general aviation aircraft last year increased significantly over 2005, resulting in record highs in billings and in business jet deliveries.

March 6, 2007, 10:44 AM

For years manufacturers have been anticipating a business aviation boom in the Middle East, but a meaningful expansion of the customer base has been slow to come in that part of the world.

March 6, 2007, 10:02 AM

General aviation’s concerns found a firm basis last month when the FAA presented a reauthorization proposal that includes a more than 300-percent hike in the fuel tax and myriad fees for obtaining a pilot’s license, registering an airplane or receiving a medical.

March 6, 2007, 7:58 AM

Eclipse Aviation and United Airlines have “mutually agreed to terminate their pilot training program,” according to Michelle Burns, manager of training development for United’s flight training division.

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