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November 13, 2006, 10:06 AM

It's going to be a photo finish between the Eclipse 500 and Cessna Citation Mustang in the race for full FAA type certification (TC). Yesterday, Cessna completed the 150-hour function and reliability testing, the last major hurdle before TC.

November 13, 2006, 10:00 AM

The UK Department for Transport expects to publish next month the long-awaited findings of its proposal to set restrictions for foreign-registered aircraft that are based in the UK. The comment period ended last October.

November 13, 2006, 9:59 AM

Boeing’s plans to shut down its Connexion satellite Internet service after failure to turn a profit in six years of operation put a damper on what should have been only good news this month for Rockwell Collins.

November 13, 2006, 9:59 AM

Providing more evidence that business aviation is beginning to cook in Japan, Nakanihon Air Service and Infinity Aviation Group of Nashua, N.H., have teamed to introduce pre-owned midsize corporate jets into the Japanese market.

November 13, 2006, 9:56 AM

The FAA is moving forward with a plan to release Charter Operations Specifications A008 (OpSpec 008) and associated guidance on August 31.

November 13, 2006, 9:54 AM

NBAA has received reports of changes to customs clearance procedures at some airports for international general aviation aircraft arrivals. In Los Angeles, for the time being, aircraft that have heretofore cleared U.S.

November 13, 2006, 9:52 AM

On Friday, Taiwanese-backed Sino Swearingen furloughed 100 production-line workers at its San Antonio final assembly plant for the SJ30 light jet, as well as 30 at its subassembly manufacturing facility in Martinsburg, W. Va.

November 13, 2006, 9:46 AM

It didn’t take long for Iridium resellers to start targeting MagnaStar customers after service provider Verizon Airfone announced plans to exit the general aviation business.

November 13, 2006, 9:44 AM

A long-awaited interim final rule will be published in the next day or two extending through at least April 2008 the FAA’s mandated flight-reduction program to ease congestion at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, including slot reservations for general aviation operations.

November 13, 2006, 9:41 AM

In what it said is “part of our transition to full electronic distribution of ADs and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins,” the FAA today began implementing a cutback in the mailing of these documents to affected owners and operators.

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