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October 31, 2006, 10:09 AM

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of five foreign ATC service providers contends that since “commercialization,” they have maintained safety, controlled costs and improved efficiency.

October 31, 2006, 10:07 AM

What is the role of an aircraft charter broker, do current regulations support this role and who has operational control on brokered flights?

October 31, 2006, 10:06 AM

AIN has confirmed that Franklin Rodriguez, the U.S. Air National Guard pilot arrested April 12 for smuggling the so-called love drug Ecstasy into the U.S. aboard a C-5A Galaxy, was a Beechjet captain at that time for Flight Options.

October 31, 2006, 10:03 AM

Embraer and Bombardier each collected significant orders late last month for their respective regional jets, the Brazilian manufacturer from Saudi Arabian Airlines for 15 dual-class Embraer 170s and the Canadian airframe maker from Northwest Airlines for 15 fifty-seat CRJ200s.

October 31, 2006, 10:02 AM

TACAir has shelved plans to build a new FBO at Little Rock, Ark. Adams Field (LIT), citing “inability to obtain an attractive lease” and escalating costs associated with the proposed leasehold.

October 31, 2006, 10:01 AM

Last month, the FAA followed up on a March 11 e-mail, warning pilots about lax departure operations at Teterboro Airport (TEB), N.J. The latest e-mail graphics cover the Teterboro 5 IFR departure from Runway 24 and the Dalton VFR departure from Runway 19.

October 31, 2006, 10:00 AM

In its first-quarter earnings report, Textron said that of the 55 Citations its Cessna division delivered (compared with 33 in the first quarter last year), 50 percent were the CJ3, XLS and Sovereign–all new within the last year.

October 31, 2006, 9:54 AM

In response to an FAA proposal to eliminate 479 “redundant” NDB approaches as a cost-saving measure, AOPA has given the agency a list of 57 NDB approaches that it believes should remain active because they provide the lowest minimums or because they are important to AOPA members.

October 31, 2006, 9:53 AM

Beginning later this month, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) will use aircraft-specific laser lights to warn errant pilots they have strayed into the Washington, D.C.-area Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

October 31, 2006, 9:51 AM

New European Union minimum liability insurance standards that took effect April 30 are causing some U.S.-based operators to rethink their trips to Europe.

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