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January 16, 2007, 8:15 AM

The horizontal wake-turbulence avoidance distance currently required when a lighter aircraft is behind a heavier aircraft might have to be doubled when flying behind the new Airbus A380, according to preliminary recommendations by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

January 16, 2007, 8:12 AM

Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress approved fiscal year 2006 funding for the FAA totaling approximately $13.8 billion, which is $276 million above the current year and more than $1.1 billion higher than President Bush’s request.

January 16, 2007, 6:10 AM

Cessna Aircraft has selected the AirCell Axxess satcom system as a factory option on the Citation X, Sovereign and XLS. Axxess, introduced at the NBAA Convention last month, is a multi-channel, wireless broadband-ready satcom system designed for midsize to large business jets.

January 16, 2007, 6:09 AM

In a November 22 letter to the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the Transportation Security Administration said it has “begun the process of developing and instituting a security oversight and monitoring program for fractional ownership aircraft.

January 16, 2007, 6:03 AM

Following up on a tentative agreement reached nearly nine months ago, Raytheon Aircraft and NetJets signed a contract for the purchase of 50 Hawker 4000s (née Horizons) for the latter company’s fractional fleet. In addition, there is a separate 10-year guaranteed maintenance program.

January 16, 2007, 5:59 AM

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will go forward with a modified version of its previously announced proposal to remove its flight information publications (FLIP) and digital aeronautical flight information file (DAFIF) from public access.

January 16, 2007, 5:54 AM

Facing a major challenge for control of the company, Phoenix-based health and security assistance provider MedAire has rejected a demand from “certain shareholders” to replace its current four-member board of directors with six new individuals, “four of whom are employees of MedAire’s competitor

January 16, 2007, 5:37 AM

Spill prevention, control and containment (SPCC) rules for fuel trucks and fuel farms will be significantly eased under two proposals published yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The first proposal extends the compliance date from Aug. 18, 2006, to Oct.

January 16, 2007, 5:19 AM

Gulfstream's initial investigation into the November 21 incident involving a jammed right landing gear on Nike's GV revealed corrosion on the main landing gear (MLG) uplock linkage bungee.

January 16, 2007, 4:59 AM

EADS Socata today unveiled the TBM 850, a slightly faster, re-engined version of its TBM 700 turboprop single.

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