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October 12, 2006, 8:35 AM

Management at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fla., has submitted a proposed noise compatibility program (under FAR Part 150 guidelines) to the FAA, which is scheduled to approve or reject it no later than January 16. Public comments can be submitted through September 20.

October 12, 2006, 8:33 AM

Signature Flight Support, which recently lost its lease for an FBO at New York La Guardia Airport and is expected to lose its leasehold at Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., has more than made up for these setbacks.

October 12, 2006, 8:32 AM

Bank of America last month formed the Corporate Aircraft Finance Division, a group that combines The Private Bank’s Aviation Finance Division with the Bank of America Leasing Corporate Aircraft Finance strategic business unit.

October 12, 2006, 8:29 AM

NBAA will host its Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2005) from August 9 to 11 next year in Shanghai, China.

October 12, 2006, 8:22 AM

The bull is back, or at least it appears to be. After watching business aviation limp along for the past three years, executives at Textron, General Dynamics and Raytheon are now optimistic that the industry is on the rebound.

October 12, 2006, 8:21 AM

Deliveries of new turbine business airplanes in the first half of this year increased slightly over the same period last year, but not all manufacturers reported improved numbers, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

October 12, 2006, 8:18 AM

Swedish-based defense group Saab said it has finished developing a system to protect aircraft from surface-to-air missiles and plans to supply production versions of the system as part of a bid to win a U.S. Department of Homeland Security contract.

October 12, 2006, 8:16 AM

The FAA will soon replace a 1995 advisory circular that provides operators with guidance and recommendations on how to develop and receive approval for a weight-and-balance control program.

October 12, 2006, 8:14 AM

FlightSafety International has added a new program to its simulator training courses. Called Runway Judgment Training, the program explores runway incursion accident prevention and assists flight crews in developing procedures that address the risks.

October 12, 2006, 6:41 AM

Fractional provider NetJets has ordered 50 AirCell ST 3100 Iridium satellite communication systems for its fleet of Hawker 400XP light business jets.