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January 29, 2007, 6:46 AM

CHC Helicopter of St. John’s, Newfoundland, last month signed a letter of intent to buy Schreiner Aviation Group in the Netherlands. CHC expects to complete confirmatory due diligence and negotiate final agreements, subject to regulatory approval, for a closing by the end of this month.

January 29, 2007, 6:45 AM

This month NBAA continues a series of seminars on Part 91 Subpart K, the new rule that regulates fractional operations. The next three seminars are scheduled on January 20 in Van Nuys, Calif.; February 20 in Dallas; and June 25 in Chicago.

January 29, 2007, 6:43 AM

While generally praising the FAA’s system of designated examiners and representatives, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said that the agency has not ensured that its oversight process for designees is consistent among its field offices.

January 29, 2007, 6:42 AM

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now expected to issue an informational circular early this spring on security recommendations for general aviation landing facilities.

January 29, 2007, 6:41 AM

On December 9 Cessna Aircraft claimed another record, though this one does not involve any aircraft speed or distance.

January 29, 2007, 6:39 AM

The FAA has finally released its study of Part 135 air-taxi operators, mandated by Congress more than four years ago in the Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21).

January 29, 2007, 6:37 AM

A former employee of GE Aircraft Engines claims the company knowingly shipped defective parts built during a 10-year period at its factory in Madisonville, Ky.

January 29, 2007, 6:29 AM

The German government gave the green light to sell to the public 74.9 percent of DFS, the agency operating the country’s ATC system. Shares of DFS will not be available before next year, with details of the privatization to be worked out this year.

January 29, 2007, 6:25 AM

The Transportation Security Administration is allowing operators to increase progressively the time for which international waivers are valid. Any operator who has a 90-day waiver coming up for renewal now can request a six-month waiver.

January 29, 2007, 6:24 AM

A jury ordered Universal Avionics to pay Honeywell $5.5 million in damages for violating a patent related to Honeywell’s original (pre-“enhanced”) GPWS. The same jury last month ruled in favor of co-defendant Sandel Avionics.