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October 11, 2006, 5:06 AM

General aviation pilots who report weather encounters to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) between April and September might receive a follow-up request to participate in a voluntary written survey.

October 11, 2006, 5:05 AM

Stage III Technologies of La Jolla, Calif., last monthreceived final FAA certification of its FAR Part 36 Stage 3 noise kit/thrust reverser for the Gulfstream II/III.

October 11, 2006, 5:02 AM

In the 16-day period between April 27 and May 13, three OEMs started flight testing four of their latest aircraft.

October 11, 2006, 4:58 AM

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the FAA are considering a proposal to expand noise-abatement procedures at Teterboro Airport (TEB). Currently, Runway 24 has published noise-abatement procedures.

October 11, 2006, 4:57 AM

In a first for an avionics installer, Duncan Aviation has certified and installed the Universal Avionics EFI-890R retrofit cockpit system in a customer Challenger 600.

October 11, 2006, 4:55 AM

The UK intends to push for emissions trading for aviation when it heads the European Union for six months, beginning July 1. The UK told an EBACE audience in Geneva last month that the aviation community, including business aviation, must own up to its responsibilities.

October 11, 2006, 4:54 AM

The FAA revoked the pilot certificate of Hayden Sheaffer, pilot-in-command of the Cessna 150 that violated the Washington, D.C. ADIZ on May 11.

October 11, 2006, 4:53 AM

Charter broker CharterAuction has purchased JetEquity Travel, the charter broker division of Skyport Aviation, an FBO at Westchester County Airport, White Plains, N.Y. Skyport said it has decided to “focus our efforts exclusively on the management and growth” of its FBO.

October 11, 2006, 4:52 AM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is calling for FBOs to speak out on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) spill-containment rules for refueling trucks.

October 11, 2006, 4:51 AM

The Senate passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (the “Highway Bill”) on May 17, which authorizes surface transportation spending through Fiscal Year 2009. The Senate legislation includes two provisions that could have an effect on business aviation if signed into law.