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January 17, 2007, 4:32 AM

The European Commission (EC) yesterday issued a major proposal to extend the tasks of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to rulemaking and control of air operations, pilot qualifications and licenses and oversight of third-country airlines operating in the European Union.

January 17, 2007, 4:23 AM

The latest Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on FAA efforts to modernize the ATC system restates that the agency continues to miss cost, schedule and performance targets.

January 17, 2007, 4:13 AM

Business aviation interests have been victorious in their battles over the years to prevent the creation of general aviation user fees to replace the current fuel tax to pay for its share of ATC services.

January 16, 2007, 11:22 AM

AgustaWestland is acquiring Bell Helicopter’s 25-percent stake in the AB139 twin-turbine helicopter program.

January 16, 2007, 11:19 AM

Boeing Business Jets announced yesterday at the Dubai Air Show that it is now offering the BBJ3, an executive version of its new 737-900ER. With five auxiliary fuel tanks, the BBJ3 will have a range of 4,765 nm.

January 16, 2007, 11:16 AM

An ongoing investigation into the August 10 fatal crash of an S-76C+ in the Baltic Sea has led the NTSB to ask the FAA to take “urgent” action on several recommendations.

January 16, 2007, 11:01 AM

November 25 is the comment deadline for FAA’s proposed guidance on business aircraft wet leases.

January 16, 2007, 10:46 AM

The maiden flight yesterday of Nike’s newest Gulfstream V–a 2002 model acquired by the sneaker giant on November 2–ended uneventfully, but not as originally planned.

January 16, 2007, 10:34 AM

Following the crash of a Sikorsky S-76 into the Gulf of Mexico, the two pilots and 10 passengers survived several hours in the water before being rescued, despite their injuries and problems with life-saving equipment.

January 16, 2007, 10:32 AM

A Flight Options Beechjet 400A (N691TA) yesterday afternoon experienced a dual-engine flameout en route from Indianapolis International Airport to Marco Island Airport, Fla., while on a positioning leg. The crew declared an emergency and landed safely at Jacksonville International Airport.

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