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November 13, 2006, 5:16 AM

JetDirect Aviation has added Regal Aviation at Dallas Love Field to its network of FBOs and maintenance facilities, an acquisition that brings to five JetDirect’s operations, which include locations at Republic Airport, Farmingdale, N.Y.; Chester County Airport, Pa.; Spirit Airport, St.

November 10, 2006, 6:13 AM

The proposed procedure for reimbursing FBOs and other providers of general aviation ground-support services at five airports in the Washington, D.C.

November 10, 2006, 6:11 AM

Swissport Executive Aviation is scheduled to open new handling operations at Zurich Airport on January 1. The company has been active at the airport for some time but now has assured access to passenger facilities at the airport’s General Aviation Center (GAC).

November 10, 2006, 6:09 AM

The Airbus A380 Wake Vortex Steering Group recently issued new recommendations for A380 wake turbulence spacing. The group includes representatives from the FAA, JAA, Eurocontrol and Airbus.

November 9, 2006, 11:30 AM

Piaggio shipped only three Avantis in the first nine months of this year, hardly enough to keep up with demand, particularly from one of the OEM’s largest single customers, fractional provider Avantair.

November 9, 2006, 11:26 AM

The FAA took another step in its efforts to promote a “cultural change” to improve aviation safety–replacing the Aviation Safety Program (ASP) with the new FAA Safety Team or FAASTeam.

November 9, 2006, 11:17 AM

Breno Correa joined Embraer as vice president of executive jets marketing and sales for Latin America. He was most recently sales director for a São Paulo, Brazil-based business aircraft sales and charter company.

November 9, 2006, 11:01 AM

The FAA is not formally investigating a ramp accident that took place September 20 at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, during which an unattended Falcon 900EX rolled through the airport fence and onto Tropicana Avenue.

November 9, 2006, 10:56 AM

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Belgrade, Mont., Nov. 29, 2005–The NTSB blamed the accident on the pilot’s failure to maintain airspeed, which resulted in an inadvertent stall. Factors were dark night conditions, clouds, icing conditions, low visibility and snow.

November 9, 2006, 10:53 AM

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Lone Tree, Colo., Aug. 13, 2005–The NTSB determined that the cause of the accident was the pilot’s failure to properly execute the published instrument approach procedure.