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November 22, 2006, 5:57 AM

Mubadala Development, an investment company owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, has acquired 35 percent of Italy’s Piaggio Aero, manufacturer of the Avanti II turboprop twin.

November 22, 2006, 5:55 AM

The Diamond D-Jet (S/N 001) single-engine very light jet flew for the first time on Tuesday afternoon from London International Airport, Ontario, home of Diamond’s North American division.

November 22, 2006, 5:47 AM

Manufacturers of very light jets had until early this month to respond to a U.S. Air Force VLJ-capability request for information (RFI).

November 22, 2006, 5:39 AM

The FAA issued proposed special conditions that would apply to STCs of AmSafe inflatable seatbelts in a variety of general aviation airplanes, including Beech, Cessna and Piper singles through turboprops. The comment period on the proposal closes May 22.

November 22, 2006, 5:35 AM

Transport aircraft manufacturers, including business jet OEMs, will be required to develop operational limitations for all future Part 25 designs, under a far-ranging notice of proposed rulemaking intended to eliminate “widespread fatigue damage” (WFD) as aircraft age.

November 22, 2006, 5:34 AM

The controversy over Teterboro Airport operations seems to be cooling down. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and operates the airport, has asked for a 10-percent reduction in operations, and Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), has demanded a 25-percent reduction.

November 22, 2006, 5:31 AM

The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday issued an advisory urging private jet owners and general aviation airports to review security measures after a message was posted in Arabic on a Web forum on April 13 urging all Muslims to destroy American business jets “usually used by disti

November 22, 2006, 5:25 AM

The owner of a Mexican-registered Gulfstream II (S/N 0-10) that landed at Toncontin International Airport in Honduras February 24 may lose the airplane.

November 22, 2006, 5:21 AM

Special requirements for transport-category airplanes used as business/VIP jets are being developed by the FAA.

November 22, 2006, 5:10 AM

Cessna Aircraft has joined forces with the FAA and the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) for a Cessna Caravan “educational and awareness campaign,” according to a spokesman for the OEM.

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