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December 21, 2006, 11:11 AM

Zurich-based charter company Comlux took possession last month of an Airbus A318 Elite, making it the first to operate the type.

December 21, 2006, 11:10 AM

Release of a new air-taxi operations specification (OpSpec A008) to replace interim Notice 8400.83, published last June, has been delayed again–from the end of November to the end of last month. It’s expected that operators will have 60 days from its release to comply.

December 21, 2006, 11:09 AM

Transport Canada increased the minimum visibility required before beginning an approach from the previous 1,200 feet to 1,600 feet, effective December 1.

December 21, 2006, 11:08 AM

Cincinnati-based Aviation Research Group/U.S. (ARG/US) is extending its charter safety audit program (Cheq, for charter evaluation and qualification) to European-based operators.

December 21, 2006, 11:06 AM

Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., presented its annual Spirit of Noise Abatement Award to 32 of its based operators for maintaining 100-percent compliance with the nighttime voluntary restraint from flying program and for not exceeding 93 dBA on approach and departure.

December 21, 2006, 11:00 AM

Eighty percent of pilots polled said they would make the switch to electronic charts if the cost was reasonable, the FAA said it was OK to do so and the hardware needed to run the e-charts was reliable and easy to use.

December 21, 2006, 10:59 AM

Landmark Aviation last month received STC approval to install Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line 21 IDS integrated display system in the Falcon 50.

December 21, 2006, 10:58 AM

Arinc Direct and Starling Advanced Communication have joined forces to offer integrated broadband connectivity to business jet customers. The agreement calls for the integration of Arinc’s SkyLink satellite data service with Starling’s fuselage-mounted satcom antennas.

December 21, 2006, 10:57 AM

First Gulfstream and now Embraer has selected the PilotView electronic flight bag (EFB) from CMC Electronics for its line of large business jets.

December 21, 2006, 10:55 AM

Aspen Avionics, the maker of the AT300 hazard awareness display, has asked a New Mexico court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Eclipse Aviation in October claiming “intellectual ownership” of the device.