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January 8, 2007, 7:42 AM

The NTSB Friday released preliminary statistics for last year showing an increase in aviation accidents for airline and general aviation operations, and a decline for on-demand air taxis.

January 8, 2007, 7:36 AM

The first trial of the FAA’s new airspace flow programs (AFP) begins shortly, likely during the next occurrence of severe thunderstorm-related weather in the Northeast U.S. The AFP allows ATC to impose delays on traffic scheduled to fly through areas constrained by severe weather.

January 8, 2007, 7:30 AM

In FY 2005, there were 327 runway incursions, of which 29 were serious Category A and B incidents, according to the FAA’s regional administrator for the Western-Pacific region.

January 8, 2007, 7:28 AM

The comment deadlines for a November 23 notice of proposed rulemaking to incorporate technology to reduce flammability exposure in transport aircraft fuel tanks and a related advisory circular have been extended from March 23 to May 8.

January 8, 2007, 7:25 AM

The DOT yesterday issued a final rule amending the requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by aircraft.

January 8, 2007, 7:21 AM

The International Civil Aviation Organization adopted a “standard” to increase the upper age limit for airline pilots to 65, effective November 23. But the measure is limited to two-pilot crews when the other pilot is younger than 60 years of age.

January 8, 2007, 7:16 AM

Testifying yesterday at a field hearing in Wichita before the House subcommittee on aviation, general aviation manufacturing leaders urged Congress to take a “strong and proactive” role in issues that could negatively affect the GA industry.

January 8, 2007, 7:09 AM

Universal Avionics and Kansas City Aviation Center have teamed to develop a three-screen LCD upgrade for the Pilatus PC-12.

January 8, 2007, 7:06 AM

Air Security International reported yesterday that at least three “explosive devices” detonated at approximately 4:30 a.m. local time on March 24 and bomb disposal technicians disarmed two others in Grand Junction, Colo.

January 8, 2007, 7:02 AM

To address what it says is a “decrease in volume of avionics work and to align with the market,” Landmark Aviation is consolidating avionics installations and aircraft painting from its Los Angeles, Houston and Augusta, Ga. locations to the company’s Springfield, Ill. facility.

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