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October 9, 2006, 12:05 PM

At one time or another most pilots have thought about how neat it would be to chop the throttles at FL300 or above and not touch them again until the airplane was on final. At one time that seemed impossible, but not anymore.

October 9, 2006, 11:51 AM

While the major airports of Cannes and Nice on the Côte d’Azur, the French Riviera, are stepping up business aviation activity, the smaller gateways of Toulon and Le Castellet are challenging the big boys in the competition to attract business aviation access to France’s wealthy Mediterranean coa

October 9, 2006, 11:48 AM

Arinc Direct announced that its FAA Part 145 certified repair station at Scottsdale, Ariz., has been named a factory authorized service center for the Piaggio Avanti and Avanti II. It is only the second Part 145 repair center in the U.S. to earn the authorization.

October 9, 2006, 11:33 AM

The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation has approved Jet Aviation Basel as a POA (production organization approval) approved facility in accordance with the EASA’s 21 Subpart G regulations.

October 9, 2006, 11:31 AM

Cessna has announced an addition to its authorized service center network, with the appointment of Flightcraft of Eugene, Ore. (EUG).

October 9, 2006, 11:28 AM

Former Securaplane executive Mark Lukso has started Lux Aviation Engineering. The Tucson, Ariz. company’s first products designed for the business aviation market are main ship and emergency/standby Kokam lithium polymer batteries.

October 9, 2006, 11:27 AM

On May 13 Quest Aircraft of Sandpoint, Idaho, made the first public showing of its new Kodiak utility turboprop single, at the Alaska State Aviation trade show in Anchorage. The event marked a significant milestone for the company and the airplane, which first flew on October 16 last year.

October 9, 2006, 11:22 AM

Contract fuel arrangements are a hot topic in the FBO industry and a widening avenue for cutting costs for aircraft operators. AIN asked readers for their opinions about whether contract fuel brokers were worth the investment in time and energy.

October 9, 2006, 11:21 AM

New Jersey-based Corporate Jet Support opened a new distribution center serving West Coast and Pacific Rim-based Gulfstream operators. To support the additional facility, the company has teamed with Dynamo Aviation and expanded its stocking warehouses in Teterboro, N.J., and Basel, Switzerland.

October 9, 2006, 11:18 AM

The Hangar, an aircraft maintenance and repair facility located on the Panola County Airport in Batesville, Miss., has recently been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to perform component repair and overhaul for non-U.S.-based companies.