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October 25, 2006, 4:40 AM

Factory product support for Gulfstream IIs and GIIIs will move out from beneath the wing of Gulfstream service centers and find itself under the umbrella of Delaware-based General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS) on January 1.

October 25, 2006, 4:35 AM

Changes to the Dassault Falcon 7X, now in flight test, could increase its IFR range to as much as 6,000 nm at Mach 0.80, Dassault Aviation said at the NBAA Convention last month.

October 24, 2006, 12:32 PM

Following a nearly 20-year development program marked by financial and management challenges, technical issues and a fatal crash in 2003, San Antonio-based Sino Swearingen on October 27 received FAR Part 23 type certification for the SJ30-2.

October 24, 2006, 12:26 PM

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has filed a complaint with the FAA against Rolls-Royce alleging the engine maker does not provide basic safety information as required by the FARs.

October 24, 2006, 12:24 PM

The FAA’s air traffic controller contract proposal maintains the average base pay of current controllers ($166,000), which the agency said is a 74-percent increase since the 1998 contract.

October 24, 2006, 12:23 PM

The union representing air traffic controllers rejected the FAA’s call last month for federal mediation to help the agency reach a new labor agreement with controllers, labeling it a “publicity stunt.” A 1998 contract expired on September 30, and the FAA suggests that little progress has been mad

October 24, 2006, 12:21 PM

An “informal” meeting between Platinum Jet Management and the FAA was rescheduled from November 1 to December 15 at the agency’s northeast regional office.

October 24, 2006, 12:20 PM

The regulatory role of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) might expand into instrument and type ratings, as well as maintenance checks, following the Canadian government’s notice on November 22 of amendments to the country’s oversight rules for business aircraft operators.

October 24, 2006, 12:19 PM

An insolvency administrator has signed a letter of intent with Germany’s RUAG Aerospace Services to take over from bankrupt AvCraft the Dornier 328 type certificate and product support.

October 24, 2006, 12:17 PM

Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress approved Fiscal Year 2006 funding for the FAA totaling approximately $13.8 billion, which is $276 million more than the current year and more than $1.1 billion higher than President Bush’s request.