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November 3, 2006, 4:17 AM

Hoping to stave off a shortage in air traffic controllers caused by an expected wave of retirements, the FAA will hire 12,500 controllers over the next 10 years and improve training so that candidates can become fully certified more quickly.

November 3, 2006, 4:15 AM

Kenneth Emerick of GM Worldwide Travel has been elected chairman of the NBAA board of directors, replacing Donald Baldwin, who resigned to pursue other career interests.

November 3, 2006, 4:14 AM

The new Gulfstream 150 business jet remains on schedule to be officially rolled out at Israel Aircraft Industries on January 18, make its first flight in May, receive FAA certification in the first quarter of next year and enter service in the third quarter of next year.

November 3, 2006, 4:13 AM

The National Court of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has ordered the south Pacific country’s Civil Aviation Authority to release a Cessna Citation II found to have made an illegal landing 11 days earlier at an abandoned airstrip near Aropa on the island of Bougainville.

November 3, 2006, 4:11 AM

SheltAir COO Ed Zwirn told AIN at press time that his company is considering its legal options after the city of Atlanta threw out all bids for a new lease on the FBO at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

November 3, 2006, 4:09 AM

Recent input from NBAA and new ICAO documents help clarify international ELT requirements.

November 3, 2006, 4:05 AM

Since it was disclosed late last month that President Bush has directed the Department of Defense to draw up plans for temporarily disabling the U.S.

November 3, 2006, 3:33 AM

The FAA is proposing to amend airman medical standards so that refusing to submit to a required drug or alcohol test carries the same penalty as failing a test–revocation of an airman medical certificate. The same penalty awaits a pilot with an alcohol test result of 0.04 or greater.

November 2, 2006, 11:22 AM

Embraer expected to win Brazilian certification of its new 78- to 86-seat 175 soon after AIN went to press last month, marking the official introduction of the second aircraft of Embraer’s four-member series of jets ranging from 70 to 108 seats in capacity.

November 2, 2006, 10:56 AM

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is recommending that the FAA change its regulations to make it illegal for aircraft to take off with so-called “polished frost.” The AAIB also urged all aviation authorities that follow the FAA’s current practice to delete references to polished