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January 9, 2007, 11:25 AM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is replacing its annual convention with two events, the FBO Leadership Conference March 19 to 22 in Orlando, Fla., and the Air Charter Summit (including fractionals) to be held in early summer near Washington, D.C.

January 9, 2007, 11:15 AM

The FAA issued a final rule on multiengine turbine airplane extended operations (ETOPS) that allows operators of commercial aircraft–now including Part 135–to fly virtually anywhere, provided the aircraft is capable of protecting passengers and flight crew during an emergency diversion of any len

January 9, 2007, 11:04 AM

The FAA and the Park Service have taken some steps to implement the National Parks Air Tour Management Act, but nearly six years after its passage, “the required air-tour management plans have not been completed,” according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

January 9, 2007, 11:01 AM

Tomorrow is the deadline on the second of two notices of proposed rulemaking to ease fuel-spill prevention, control and containment (SPCC) rules for fuel trucks and fuel farms.

January 9, 2007, 10:52 AM

NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, one of three who survived the Nov.

January 9, 2007, 9:29 AM

The NTSB has sent an “urgent safety recommendation” asking the FAA to prohibit airlines from using credit for the use of thrust reversers when calculating landing distances.

January 9, 2007, 7:32 AM

A Tri-Coastal Airlines Swearingen SA-226TC (N629EK) crashed in a “nose-down, near-vertical attitude” near Paris, Tenn., while on a cargo flight from Dayton, Ohio, to Harlingen, Texas, on February 8. The sole-occupant pilot was killed.

January 9, 2007, 7:31 AM

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm recently signed legislation that exempts the sales tax on aircraft parts installations performed in the state for customers who do not reside or base their aircraft in Michigan.

January 9, 2007, 7:26 AM

More stringent training requirements for pilots of Mitsubishi MU-2Bs have been recommended by an FAA Flight Standardization Board (FSB) report, but they stop short of mandating a type rating for the turboprop twin.

January 9, 2007, 7:24 AM

Fourteen aviation trade groups signed aletter to the heads of the Senate foreign relations committee asking for quick action to name Donald Bliss as the next U.S.