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November 16, 2006, 4:48 AM

Lockheed Martin at the Air Traffic Control Association Convention on Monday announced its bidding team for the FAA’s nationwide automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) program.

November 16, 2006, 4:44 AM

The FAA released Notice 8700.49, effective October 11, to guide FAA inspectors in helping operators develop Safety Management Systems (SMS).

November 16, 2006, 4:41 AM

The Government Accountability Office’s October 30 report “Observations on Potential FAA Funding Options” repeats some information the GAO released September 27 in airspace system modernization

November 16, 2006, 4:38 AM

An excerpt from the NTSB’s update on its investigation into the crash of the Cirrus SR20 that hit the 30th floor of an apartment building on October 11 while trying to make a U-turn over the East River (New York) provides insight into the role of the wind.

November 16, 2006, 4:37 AM

Included in the several factors that the NTSB says contributed to the Feb. 2, 2005 crash of a Challenger 600 at Teterboro Airport was its determination that the third crewmember, or “cabin aide,” was not properly trained.

November 16, 2006, 4:31 AM

After operating below the radar for several years, Maverick Jets, now headquartered in Jackson, Wyo., revealed it is working on a next-generation Maverick Leader called the SmartJet.

November 16, 2006, 4:30 AM

In an October 24 letter to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) president James Coyne asked the agency to form an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) to address industry concerns regarding its impending rule to require commercial and fractional jet pilot

November 16, 2006, 4:28 AM

Within days of the Teterboro Challenger crash and weeks before the NTSB released recommendations as a result of its investigation into the accident, the FAA had started its scrutiny of air-taxi operators, which continues today.

November 16, 2006, 4:26 AM

The Safety Board determined that factors contributing to the Teterboro Challenger accident were Platinum Jet Management’s conduct of charter flights without FAA certification, false representation of itself as a charter operator and its failure to ensure that all for-hire flights were conducted i

November 16, 2006, 4:22 AM

In a final report adopted Tuesday, the NTSB concluded that the probable cause of the Feb.