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January 30, 2007, 3:21 AM

At the request of launch customer JetBlue, Embraer has introduced longer-range versions of its 190 and 195 E-Jets. Designated with the suffix AR (advanced range), the airplanes will carry structural reinforcements that allow for higher max takeoff and landing weights.

January 30, 2007, 3:19 AM

Tokyo’s Nagoya Airport remained on schedule to become Japan’s first hub facility dedicated to business and commuter aircraft. The airport is expected to serve its last major airline flight at approximately 10 p.m. on February 16.

January 29, 2007, 11:18 AM

French supermarket tycoon Paul-Louis Halley, who had amassed a personal fortune estimated at $3.75 billion and was listed by Forbes as the 104th richest man in the world, died along with his wife and their pilot in the crash of a Socata TBM 700 (N30LT) at Oxford (Kidlington) Airport (EGTK), UK, o

January 29, 2007, 11:17 AM

HAI announced recipients for two of its awards that will be presented at Heli-Expo February 7 in Anaheim, Calif. Elling Halvorson, founder and chairman of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters in Grand Canyon, Ariz., will receive the Lawrence D. Bell Award.

January 29, 2007, 11:14 AM

Tim Travis, media relations manager for Raytheon Aircraft, died December 9. He was 46. Travis joined the corporate communications department at Raytheon Aircraft in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, four children, his parents, two sisters, two step-brothers and a step-sister.

January 29, 2007, 11:13 AM

Roger Engel, a ferry pilot with Broomfield, Colo.-based Pilatus Aircraft, recently completed his 100th transatlantic crossing in a PC-12.

January 29, 2007, 11:12 AM

Attention repair station operators! You now have less than a month to ensure compliance with the new Part 145, and the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) reports that a large percentage of you have yet to do so.

January 29, 2007, 11:11 AM

James Lara is the new president and COO of Tempe, Ariz.-based MedAire. Joan Sullivan Garrett, the firm’s founder, CEO and chairman, will concentrate on driving the company’s visionary leadership, high-level promotion and strategic growth.

January 29, 2007, 11:07 AM

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and former airline pilot Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.) have re-introduced legislation to increase the mandatory retirement age of Part 121 airline pilots from 60 to 65.

January 29, 2007, 11:04 AM

The NTSB is looking into the January 6 incident in which Gulfstream GIII N111FA landed on Taxiway B at Centennial Airport, Englewood, Colo. VMC prevailed at the time of the incident, 10:33 MST. The two pilots and three passengers were not injured.

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