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February 6, 2007, 5:06 AM

In response to oil leaks, Dutch civil aviation authorities have instructed operators of Fokker 50 twin turboprops to check the propellers after each flight.

February 6, 2007, 5:04 AM

Europe is facing a shortage of 3.5 million airport slots by 2025, according to the latest projections by Eurocontrol. At the October Airport Operators Conference in Brussels the ATC management agency confirmed that 20 years from now demand for flights will significantly exceed airport capacity.

February 6, 2007, 4:55 AM

Air Canada again added to Embraer’s backlog of 170/190-series jets last month with a firm order for 15 Embraer 175s. The order brings to 60 the number of airplanes Air Canada has ordered from the Brazilian manufacturer and chief competitor of Canada’s Bombardier.

February 6, 2007, 4:52 AM

Northwest Airlines pilots last month voted to allow Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines to add more 50-seat regional jets to its fleet and open talks over a new pay scale for 70-seat regional jets at the mainline.

February 6, 2007, 4:49 AM

Pilots for American Eagle, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, ratified a new collective bargaining agreement last month that grants them pay raises and improved retirement benefits over the next four years of a 16-year contract signed in 1997.

February 6, 2007, 4:46 AM

Independence Air (FLYi) and Airbus have agreed to change the terms of a contract for 16 Airbus A319s to allow the troubled low-fare regional to delay deliveries of 10 airplanes by two years.

February 6, 2007, 4:45 AM

United Airlines has asked for requests for proposal (RFP) from 10 regional airlines to fly up to 70 regional jets on routes now controlled by Appleton, Wis.-based Air Wisconsin.

February 6, 2007, 4:41 AM

In an alarming disclosure, the FAA last month released figures showing that only about two-thirds of all U.S.-registered business jets have received approval to fly in RVSM airspace despite the planned nationwide implementation of the new operating rules less than two months from now.

February 6, 2007, 4:33 AM

Coded departure routes (CDRs) are proving so popular with business jet flight crews that the FAA plans to expand the trial program into nationwide service.

February 6, 2007, 4:30 AM

In a bid to gain a larger share of the market for retrofit cockpit systems, Honeywell is adding electronic charts and uplink weather functions to its Primus Epic CDS/R avionics system.

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