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January 23, 2007, 10:38 AM

Delivery of the first Eclipse 500 very light jet happened on either Dec. 31, 2006, or Jan. 4, 2007, depending on how you count.

January 23, 2007, 10:37 AM

Big Sky Airlines will fly eight 19-seat Beech 1900Ds from Boston starting early in the year’s second quarter under a new code-share contract the Billings, Mont.-based regional signed with Delta Air Lines in late December.

January 23, 2007, 10:35 AM

Delta Air Lines last month signed a letter of intent with Bombardier to acquire as many as 60 CRJ900s to deploy with its Delta Connection regional affiliates from Atlanta, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City and New York.

January 23, 2007, 10:23 AM

While Quest Aircraft’s brawny high-wing all-metal utility turboprop didn’t achieve FAA certification by the end of last year as the company had hoped, the program continues on the path to approval in the first quarter of this year.

January 23, 2007, 10:20 AM

One month after the Hawker 4000 won FAA certification on November 21, Raytheon announced that it agreed to sell Raytheon Aircraft to Onex Partners and GS Capital Partners for $3.3 billion (see story on page 1).

January 23, 2007, 10:08 AM

The UK’s National Air Traffic Services (NATS) has introduced a permanent 250-knot speed restriction for standard instrument departures (SIDs) from London’s Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Northolt and London City airports.

January 23, 2007, 10:06 AM

The FAA received a fair number of comprehensive comments during the 30-day comment period for the proposed special regulations (SFAR) that will mandate type-specific training in the Mitsubishi MU-2. The comment period ended October 30, and 72 comments reside in the agency’s docket.

January 23, 2007, 10:06 AM

An upcoming standoff for parts could spell serious problems for Lockheed JetStar owners. Some operators report Lockheed Martin will soon revise the maintenance manual with life limits for wing attachment bolts, tail pivot fittings, flaps and nosewheel steering.

January 23, 2007, 10:04 AM

Beginning today, all U.S. citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda and Mexico entering the U.S. from within the Western Hemisphere at airports of entry will be required to present a valid passport. In lieu of a passport, U.S.

January 23, 2007, 10:02 AM

Confusion about French visa requirements for U.S. general aviation aircrew is causing many flight departments to scramble for proper documents.

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