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October 19, 2006, 11:21 AM

In a letter to all 535 members of Congress, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) highlighted what it calls “costly and ill-conceived provisions” within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC) rule.

October 19, 2006, 11:20 AM

“The MU-2B turboprop does not need yet another certification review,” according to AOPA. The issue stems from two recent accidents involving MU-2Bs at Denver Centennial Airport. That led to a demand from Colorado lawmakers that the FAA investigate the safety of the twin turboprop.

October 19, 2006, 11:19 AM

The FAA extended to June 6 next year the compliance deadline for the new second-in-command type rating requirements for international operations. The rule, published August 4, had an original deadline of September 6.

October 19, 2006, 11:18 AM

To help business aircraft operators cope with new Rnav routes and procedures that took effect last month, the FAA is developing a Web-based RAIM (receiver autonomous integrity monitor) prediction service that will be made available for general use by flight crews, according to NBAA.

October 19, 2006, 11:17 AM

An “informal” meeting between Platinum Jet Management and the FAA is scheduled at the agency’s northeast regional office on November 1.

October 19, 2006, 10:49 AM

One month after the inaugural Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai, China, Boeing Business Jets received its first-ever order from a Chinese customer.

October 19, 2006, 10:39 AM

The deadline for commenting on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plan to reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to some general aviation operations ended on September 19, with just over a dozen responses from the industry.

October 19, 2006, 10:35 AM

Last month James Bass replaced Chuck Suma as president and CEO of Piper Aircraft. The change was announced in a terse statement by the Vero Beach, Fla.

October 19, 2006, 10:33 AM

The Beaudoin family deepened its leadership of Montreal-based Bombardier last month following the departure of Peter Edwards as president of Bombardier Business Aircraft.

October 19, 2006, 10:31 AM

Signature Flight Support president Beth Haskins remains at her post, despite an announcement earlier this year that she would be leaving last month. She told AIN the delay in her separation is a result of Signature’s not having found a replacement.

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