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January 29, 2007, 9:40 AM

Last month the European Union (EU) Council of Transport Ministers and the European Parliament finally agreed on new common flight time limitations (FTL) for commercial operations.

January 29, 2007, 9:38 AM

The BBA Group has added yet another European business aircraft handling operation to its Signature Flight Support chain with the December 8 acquisition of FBO Shannon on the west coast of Ireland. BBA purchased the FBO from its private owners for $3 million (E2.5 million).

January 29, 2007, 9:37 AM

When is a Gulfstream II or III not a Stage 2 aircraft? When it gets a Stage 3 hush kit. Last month, Miami-based Quiet Technology Aerospace delivered its 11th converted Gulfstream since its Stage 3 hush kit received certification a year ago this month.

January 29, 2007, 9:34 AM

Four Embraer Legacy Executive twinjets have joined Cleveland-based fractional operator Flight Options to provide owners with a large-cabin aircraft to supplement the company’s Challenger 601 and Gulfstream IV fleets, as well as allowing Hawker 800XP owners to upgrade.

January 29, 2007, 9:34 AM

In the first 11 months of last year, the four largest fractional aircraft operators hired just 186 pilots, compared with 997 in the same time frame in 2002, according to figures compiled by AIR Inc., an Atlanta-based aviation-career consulting firm.

January 29, 2007, 9:33 AM

There are typically fewer business jet accidents each year than turboprop mishaps and that distinction didn’t change last year. Unchanged also, for the second year in a row, there were no fatal accidents involving Part 91 corporate jets flown by salaried pilots.

January 29, 2007, 9:25 AM

The FAA has scheduled several “fact finding” informal meetings to solicit information from operators and others concerning proposed revisions to Los Angeles Class B airspace. Meetings will be held at various locations in the Los Angeles area on January 20, 22, 27 and 29.

January 29, 2007, 9:03 AM

Portugal’s Air Luxor group has restructured most of its business aviation activities under a new subsidiary called Masterjet.

January 29, 2007, 9:01 AM

Although the use of in-cabin wireless networking has grown rapidly since the 1999 release of the IEEE 802.11b Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) standard, wireless networking in the hangar to support maintenance functions has been slow to catch on, mainly for cultural and regulatory reasons.

January 29, 2007, 8:59 AM

Last month I started a discussion about what I have come to recognize as a serious disconnect between pilots and mechanics, each of whom performs critical tasks necessary to prepare an aircraft for safe flight. For lack of a better term, I call this phenomenon negative culture.

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