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October 25, 2006, 6:34 AM

Donald Burr recently left air-taxi hopeful Pogo to “pursue other opportunities,” according to a company statement.

October 25, 2006, 6:32 AM

The configuration of Los Angeles (LAX) Class B airspace is set to change on December 22 to ensure that STAR routes are contained within the protected airspace and to “correct inefficiencies of several existing areas.” In addition, the VFR shoreline transition route with multiple altitudes will be

October 25, 2006, 6:31 AM

Raisbeck Engineering received approval of an mtow increase, to 10,350 pounds, for King Air C90s and C90Bs that have been modified with four-blade Hartzell/Raisbeck Quiet Turbofan Propellers. The modification also improves runway distance takeoff performance, according to the Seattle company.

October 25, 2006, 6:28 AM

Although Piaggio named two new completion centers for the Avanti at the NBAA Convention last month, Tom Appleton, president and CEO of Piaggio America, told AIN at press time that the announcement was “premature” and the companies are still working out the details.

October 25, 2006, 6:26 AM

New York charter broker Blue Star Jets and the DOT reached a compromise settlement regarding alleged regulatory violations in connection with the same crash of the Challenger at Teterboro Airport, N.J.

October 25, 2006, 6:25 AM

An “informal” meeting between Platinum Jet Management and the FAA was postponed from November 1. The two have not yet set a new date for the meeting.

October 25, 2006, 6:23 AM

Bombardier’s fractional operation, Flexjet, said last month that after a decade it has turned the corner and is making money. Based on year-end projections, it will be an extremely thin margin, but a gain nonetheless.

October 25, 2006, 6:20 AM

The unionized NetJets pilots, represented by IBT Local 1108, on November 21 overwhelmingly ratified the tentative labor agreement signed on October 8, nearly four years after the pilots’ contract became amendable.

October 25, 2006, 6:18 AM

As opposition continued to mount against a plan to make the Washington, D.C., air defense identification zone (ADIZ) permanent, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta announced at the AOPA Expo that he has extended the comment period deadline from November 2 to February 6.

October 25, 2006, 6:14 AM

Effective December 8, all operators requesting a special traffic management program (STMP) reservation electronically will be required to update their registration information. In addition, a new e-STMP process of obtaining and verifying reservations will go into effect at that time.