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October 2, 2006, 1:42 PM

NATA has expressed its pleasure that the House passed H.R. 525, the “Small Business Health Fairness Act.” If the Senate approves the bill, the legislation would allow businesses to pool together to receive health insurance through their trade association.

October 2, 2006, 1:39 PM

Ross Aviation and Centre Partners finalized their acquisition of Scottsdale AirCenter last month. The purchase represents Ross Aviation’s second FBO investment since its formation in December.

October 2, 2006, 1:33 PM

Last month we reported that, in the fallout from the February 2 Challenger overrun at Teterboro (TEB), the FAA levied a fine of almost $2 million against Platinum Jet and its principal officer and owner. I requested a copy of the action so that I could review it myself.

October 2, 2006, 1:30 PM

“Lindbergh flew off our ramp right out front,” John Rahilly, vice president of sales and marketing for Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) Wilmington, Del., told AIN. “This used to be the Atlantic Aviation facility; it was here for some 75 years.

October 2, 2006, 1:23 PM

The FAA has recently awarded a repair station certificate to Arinc Direct’s Scottsdale Airport facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Arinc regional maintenance facility will now be able to service and repair more than 50 types of aircraft built by Raytheon, Bombardier, Cessna and Gulfstream.

October 2, 2006, 1:21 PM

Learjet 60 operators are the latest to benefit from the Learjet Electronic Technician (e-Tech) troubleshooting tool. E-Tech compiles more than 22 megabytes of information onto a single CD, in a user-friendly Web page format that can be accessed by a laptop computer.

October 2, 2006, 1:19 PM

Conklin & de Decker has released the latest version of its maintenance management software, MxManager Version 7.5.

October 2, 2006, 1:16 PM

Whelen Engineering has received STC approval for its Model 70900 Series LED anti-collision beacon, the first of its kind to be approved for general aviation aircraft, says the company.

October 2, 2006, 1:15 PM

Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) has received approval from the Federal Civil Aviation Authority of Russia (FCAAR) to perform line and base maintenance work on Russian-registered Bombardier aircraft.

October 2, 2006, 12:22 PM

The first Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor made full conversion to airplane mode near Fort Worth, Texas, in late July.