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January 29, 2007, 9:25 AM

The FAA has scheduled several “fact finding” informal meetings to solicit information from operators and others concerning proposed revisions to Los Angeles Class B airspace. Meetings will be held at various locations in the Los Angeles area on January 20, 22, 27 and 29.

January 29, 2007, 9:03 AM

Portugal’s Air Luxor group has restructured most of its business aviation activities under a new subsidiary called Masterjet.

January 29, 2007, 9:01 AM

Although the use of in-cabin wireless networking has grown rapidly since the 1999 release of the IEEE 802.11b Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) standard, wireless networking in the hangar to support maintenance functions has been slow to catch on, mainly for cultural and regulatory reasons.

January 29, 2007, 8:59 AM

Last month I started a discussion about what I have come to recognize as a serious disconnect between pilots and mechanics, each of whom performs critical tasks necessary to prepare an aircraft for safe flight. For lack of a better term, I call this phenomenon negative culture.

January 29, 2007, 7:10 AM
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Gen. Jack Dailey hefted the comically oversized scissors to approach the ribbon. Hundreds waited to pass metal detectors for the December 15 opening of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

January 29, 2007, 7:03 AM

Premier Air Center of East Alton, Ill., has deep roots in the general aviation community. It began in 1947 as Walston Aviation on St. Louis Regional Airport and became one of the largest Cessna dealers in the world.

January 29, 2007, 7:00 AM

FlightSafety International has received Part 147 certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its aircraft maintenance technician training programs.

January 29, 2007, 7:00 AM

In about a year Central Japan International Airport is scheduled to open, after which Nagoya Airport will focus on general aviation. A discussion on this development is one of several topics to be presented at a business aviation conference in Nagoya, Japan, on March 1 and 2.

January 29, 2007, 6:59 AM

A new term might soon join the lexicon of the FAA–“Complex STC.” According to the FAA, there have been STC-approved installations that have been “inappropriate” because the approval has not been compatible with already modified versions of the base aircraft model for which the STC applies.

January 29, 2007, 6:58 AM

In an effort to increase convenience, safety and efficiency, Aircraft Belts and Signature Plating have formed a strategic partnership called Air Funnel.

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