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October 19, 2006, 10:07 AM

The FAA has proposed withdrawing pending rules that amend the service difficulty reporting (SDR) requirements for air carriers and repair stations.

October 19, 2006, 10:03 AM

Words and pictures cannot fully convey what has happened to the city of New Orleans. Several miles away at 5,500 feet, the air in the cabin of the Cessna 172 told us we were approaching the city before the haze let up enough for us to see it.

October 19, 2006, 7:22 AM

One month ahead of schedule, the first Citation Mustang production aircraft (S/N 0001) took to the air on August 29.

October 19, 2006, 7:20 AM

Cessna has selected FlightSafety International (FSI) to provide training for pilots and mechanics of the Citation Mustang very light jet (VLJ), and the training firm will design and build two full-flight simulators and two avionics training devices.

October 19, 2006, 7:17 AM

The FAA is considering amending its controversial rule upgrading flammability standards for thermal and acoustic insulation.

October 19, 2006, 7:13 AM

Eclipse Aviation’s fourth conforming flight-test aircraft, N505EA, which made a gear-up landing on September 4 at Albuquerque International Sunport, will be repaired and back in the air by the end of this month, according to a company spokesman.

October 19, 2006, 7:12 AM

A federal district court in California indicted Jeffrey Borer and Arvel Reeves on charges of secretly recording conversations between entertainer Michael Jackson and his attorney while on a chartered Gulfstream flight on Nov. 20, 2003.

October 19, 2006, 7:11 AM

Lockheed Martin on October 4 is scheduled to take over operation of Flight Service Stations and, according to AOPA, the company promises the transition will be seamless.

October 19, 2006, 7:10 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, which services the MU-2 fleet outside Japan, expressed its approval and cooperation with the FAA’s safety evaluation of MU-2s and has hired former NTSB investigator Greg Feith to assist the agency in its review.

October 19, 2006, 7:08 AM

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized the installation of an engineered materials arresting system (EMAS) at the departure end of Runway 6 at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport (TEB) by the end of next year. The project was originally scheduled for completion in mid-2007.