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January 17, 2007, 4:57 AM

Pilatus’ PC-12 turboprop single will receive several upgrades next year, raising the base price of the aircraft by $80,000 to $2.79 million and a typically equipped aircraft to $3.4 million, according to a spokesperson for Pilatus Business Aircraft in Broomfield, Colo.

January 17, 2007, 4:47 AM

San Francisco-based charter sales firm TAG Aviation USA formally launched its JetCard at the NBAA Convention last week.

January 17, 2007, 4:38 AM

Three serious near collisions on runways in Boston, New York and Las Vegas this year have prompted the NTSB to again press for quicker action by the FAA to reduce such incidents. This issue has been on the Safety Board’s “most wanted” list since its inception in 1990.

January 17, 2007, 4:32 AM

The European Commission (EC) yesterday issued a major proposal to extend the tasks of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to rulemaking and control of air operations, pilot qualifications and licenses and oversight of third-country airlines operating in the European Union.

January 17, 2007, 4:23 AM

The latest Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on FAA efforts to modernize the ATC system restates that the agency continues to miss cost, schedule and performance targets.

January 17, 2007, 4:13 AM

Business aviation interests have been victorious in their battles over the years to prevent the creation of general aviation user fees to replace the current fuel tax to pay for its share of ATC services.

January 16, 2007, 11:22 AM

AgustaWestland is acquiring Bell Helicopter’s 25-percent stake in the AB139 twin-turbine helicopter program.

January 16, 2007, 11:19 AM

Boeing Business Jets announced yesterday at the Dubai Air Show that it is now offering the BBJ3, an executive version of its new 737-900ER. With five auxiliary fuel tanks, the BBJ3 will have a range of 4,765 nm.

January 16, 2007, 11:16 AM

An ongoing investigation into the August 10 fatal crash of an S-76C+ in the Baltic Sea has led the NTSB to ask the FAA to take “urgent” action on several recommendations.

January 16, 2007, 11:01 AM

November 25 is the comment deadline for FAA’s proposed guidance on business aircraft wet leases.

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