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January 8, 2007, 10:03 AM

While ILS Cat I equivalency has been on FAA’s wide-area augmentation system agenda for many years, the agency’s recent announcement that it is lowering WAAS minimums was actually the starting gun for several activities required before private aircraft can execute 200-foot approaches beginning in

January 8, 2007, 9:57 AM

Signature Flight Support has purchased Le Terminal at Paris Le Bourget Airport. Le Terminal was formerly a private aviation facility and consists of a six-story office building, two adjoining hangars and about three acres of ramp space.

January 8, 2007, 9:49 AM

On March 3 Falcon 900EX N973M sustained minor damage during a landing overrun at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. According to the NTSB preliminary report issued today, the trijet was initially cleared for the ILS to Runway 6.

January 8, 2007, 9:45 AM

Former Sino Swearingen senior v-p of sales and marketing Gene Comfort is suing the SJ30-2 manufacturer for alleged promised bonuses, vacation pay owed, wrongful termination and economic and emotional damages.

January 8, 2007, 9:41 AM

In a bid to overcome local opposition to its application to increase operations at London Farnborough Airport to 5,000 movements annually, TAG Aviation has offered to phase in the increase over the next three years from the current limit of 2,500 to 3,800 by year-end to 4,500 in 2007.

January 8, 2007, 9:24 AM

The NTSB last week issued a scathing report highly critical of both the FAA and the transport-helicopter industry for not embracing flight-data recorders.

January 8, 2007, 9:20 AM

The FAA today published an order extending through October 28 a flight-reduction program at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, including slot reservations for general aviation operations.

January 8, 2007, 9:00 AM

Further icing accidents and incidents involving the Cessna Caravan, flight manual revisions that contain erroneous data and recent flight tests prompted the FAA last week to issue AD 2006-06-06. The new directive supercedes AD 2005-07-01 issued last March.

January 8, 2007, 8:56 AM

The NTSB concluded that the October 22 incident involving a corporate Boeing 727 injuring a person on the ground was caused by the captain’s “improper decision to maneuver a transport category airplane in a confined and unapproved area with engine thrust.” While taxiing for takeoff at San Antonio

January 8, 2007, 8:52 AM

Eight aviation trade groups, including the National Air Transportation Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the Regional Airline Association, have asked the FAA to extend the April 10 compliance date of a recent drug and alcohol testing rule.

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