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January 29, 2007, 10:01 AM

As anticipated, there have been numerous changes in the makeup of President Bush’s cabinet. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Tom Ridge turned in his resignation, effective February 1 or until the Senate names a successor.

January 29, 2007, 10:01 AM

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is to be headquartered in Cologne, Germany. The decision was confirmed during the European Union summit meeting on December 13 and 14.

January 29, 2007, 9:59 AM

The newly formed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued its first-ever type certificate on December 11 in Brussels, Belgium.

January 29, 2007, 9:58 AM

Plans are under way to form a Greater Washington Business Aviation Association, patterned after other regional groups affiliated with NBAA across the nation. Companies using airports and airspace in the Washington area should contact GWBAA@ phaneufaviation.com.

January 29, 2007, 9:57 AM

While the business aviation industry continues to show signs of a steady recovery, U.S. companies are facing new market challenges, one in the form of a dollar that is weaker than the euro, and another in the tougher visa regulations implemented after 9/11.

January 29, 2007, 9:57 AM

Starting with the Citation X, Cessna is slowly rolling out new software versions of flight and maintenance manuals for its currently-manufactured business jets. The software, provided by long-time Cessna vendor Arbortext of Ann Arbor, Mich., is available in CD and online versions.

January 29, 2007, 9:56 AM

The FAA is taking what the Transportation Department inspector general (IG) calls a “long overdue step” with regard to its standard terminal automation replacement system (Stars), trying to decide how best to salvage a program begun in 1996 and still not fully deployed.

January 29, 2007, 9:56 AM

Hamilton Aerospace Technology, a maintenance, engineering and modification firm that started 57 years ago as Hamilton Aviation, is expanding its narrowbody airliner services to include regional jets.

January 29, 2007, 9:55 AM

The IRS has issued temporary guidelines on the bonus depreciation option.

January 29, 2007, 9:53 AM

A Gulfstream IISP (for Special Performance–GIIs equipped with Aviation Partners’ winglets) set a world speed record December 15 on its way from Los Angeles to Kitty Hawk, N.C. The record flight was made to honor the Wright brothers’ first manned powered flight 100 years ago.

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