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December 21, 2006, 9:21 AM

Safety Management Systems (SMSs), popular in other industries for years, are coming to aviation because regulatory authorities, safety experts and industry leaders have proclaimed that SMS represents the future of safety management in our industry.

December 21, 2006, 9:06 AM

In lieu of a passport, U.S. citizens have been permitted to present a variety of documents to establish their identity and citizenship and right to enter the U.S. But soon a driver’s license or birth certificate will not be sufficient identification for certain travel.

December 21, 2006, 9:04 AM

Jet Aviation has dropped plans to build an FBO at Kuwait International Airport.

December 21, 2006, 9:03 AM

A lawsuit in which former Sino Swearingen president Carl Chen is suing the company for breach of contract and other alleged wrongdoings has been rescheduled to start on June 18, following motions by the aircraft company for continuance from the original January 7 trial date.

December 21, 2006, 8:49 AM

NASA disclosed last month that flight crew, ground crew, air traffic controllers and others involved in aviation operations can now securely submit electronic reports to the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS).

December 21, 2006, 8:47 AM

New funding from the Florida DOT for three projects at Page Field in Fort Myers includes $500,000 for landside improvements associated with a future terminal building; $761,000 for a new parallel taxiway; and $800,000 for reimbursement of construction costs related to a recently completed hangar

December 21, 2006, 8:46 AM

General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Transport Canada generally support, with some suggested clarifications, the FAA’s recent proposal to amend the type certification safety analysis rules for turbine aircraft engines. No other comments were submitted.

December 21, 2006, 8:45 AM

On December 1 a Learjet 36 with two pilots and one passenger aboard lost its right elevator while maneuvering off the coast of San Diego. According to the NTSB the jet “joined up with another airplane and was doing a cross-under maneuver.

December 21, 2006, 6:57 AM

Switzerland officially joined the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on December 1. It joins Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein as non-European Union (EU) countries that are EASA member states, as are the 25 nations of the EU.

December 21, 2006, 6:54 AM

Cessna received the FAA production certificate for its new Citation Mustang very light jet on November 22, two-and-a-half months after type certification on September 8.