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March 16, 2007, 9:42 AM

BAE Systems is out and a number of new suppliers are in, according to Eclipse Aviation officials, who announced the signing of long-term contracts with six additional vendors for the avionics and digital automatic flight controls on the Eclipse 500 after reshuffling the original supplier team.

March 16, 2007, 9:41 AM

At least 250 pilots are estimated to be hired this year by the Big Four fractional providers, according to Aviation Information Resources (AIR). This is about 50 more than were hired last year.

March 16, 2007, 9:40 AM

The pilot and his teenage son were killed January 31 when their King Air C90, N75GC, crashed into Everglades National Park about 10 minutes after departing from Marathon, Fla., on an IFR flight plan to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

March 16, 2007, 9:39 AM

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed a lawsuit in late January asking a federal court to order the Federal Service Impasses Panel to resolve a bargaining issue between NATCA and the FAA that affects employees at 11 facilities.

March 16, 2007, 9:37 AM

After selling 101 regional and corporate jets last year (44 short of its initial projection and later revised downward), Embraer forecasts an upturn in sales over the next two years. The Brazilian airframer predicts it will sell 160 aircraft this year and 170 next year.

March 16, 2007, 9:36 AM

NBAA said that of the 29 people who took the 175-question test, 22 passed the first Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) examination administered last October.

March 16, 2007, 9:34 AM

Recent guidance from the FAA advises pilots that beginning next January 20, when RVSM is scheduled to be implemented in the U.S., ATC will start using the flight-plan equipment block information to issue or deny clearance into RVSM airspace.

March 16, 2007, 9:34 AM

Buyers continued to roll up their sleeves and involve themselves with the used aircraft market, driving down further what has been for the last few years a vast supply inventory.

March 16, 2007, 9:33 AM

Nearly three months after being directed by Congress to develop a plan for giving pilots and mechanics a “third party” review process if they lose their FAA certificates for alleged security reasons, the Transportation Security Administration has yet to propose such a plan.

March 16, 2007, 9:32 AM

March 15 is the deadline for comments on the FAA’s proposal to establish regulations governing commercial flights by multi-engine airplanes that go beyond certain distances from an adequate airport (extended operations, or ETOPS).

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