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November 17, 2006, 5:25 AM

Very light jet air-taxi hopeful Pogo will likely “not launch operations before 2009,” according to company CEO and former American Airlines boss Robert Crandall. Initially, Pogo was planning on getting a VLJ operation off the ground this year with Adam A700s.

November 17, 2006, 5:22 AM

NBAA and the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) disclosed yesterday that they have ‘deferred’ this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE 2006), citing problems with the host airport.

November 17, 2006, 5:19 AM

ADS-B-equipped aircraft will be back on ATC radar screens in Alaska after an absence of several weeks. On March 24, following “misapplication” of separation standards by the Anchorage ARTCC, FAA officials in Washington ordered ADS-B aircraft returns removed from ATC displays.

November 17, 2006, 4:13 AM

On Tuesday, President Bush sent to the Senate the nomination to the NTSB of Robert L. Sumwalt III, a long-time aviation safety advocate and aviation department manager of South Carolina-based Scana.

November 17, 2006, 3:57 AM

As the user-fee battle rages, rhetoric from Air Transport Association member airlines is reaching vast audiences.

November 17, 2006, 3:55 AM

No sooner had Landmark Aviation celebrated its refurbished Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) FBO and maintenance facility last Thursday, than it turned its eyes toward nearby Van Nuys Airport, where Landmark is seeking suitable property.

November 17, 2006, 3:54 AM

The NTSB’s recently released final report implicates errors and FAR violations in the Nov. 30, 2004 fatal accident of a Hansa Jet moments after taking off. The crash killed both pilots, including the founder, owner and president of Toledo, Ohio-based charter operator Grand Aire Express.

November 16, 2006, 12:10 PM

On May 15 last year a Citation CJ2 (Danish registration OY-JET) landed 1,000 feet down the 2,948-foot-long runway at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J., and crashed into the water. There were no serious injuries to the four occupants.

November 16, 2006, 12:07 PM

PowerJet, the 50/50 partnership between France’s Snecma and Russia’s NPO Saturn, successfully ran up the first SaM146 engine for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 on July 9 at the Rybinsk test and assembly facility.

November 16, 2006, 12:03 PM

A new FAA policy will require Part 91, 121, 125 and 135 jet pilots never to land where available runway is not at least actual landing distance plus 15 percent. If conditions deteriorate en route, pilots will have to recalculate actual landing distance and the 15-percent safety margin.

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