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October 4, 2006, 8:12 AM

Where will aviation be in 20 years? What will the traffic mix look like in 2025? How many airplanes, how many passengers, how many airports, how many runways? How will we manage it all to achieve even higher levels of safety and security than we have today?

October 4, 2006, 8:09 AM

Tampa, Fla.-based Private Jet Mech’s 24-hour, on-call maintenance service for business jet operators is nowcapable of dispatching to more than 100 U.S. airports. The company provides on-site maintenance services through a nationwide network of on-call mobile maintenance providers.

October 4, 2006, 8:08 AM

On July 8 Keystone Helicopter broke ground on a 173,000-sq-ft “Heliplex” at its Coatesville Airport, Pa. headquarters.

October 4, 2006, 8:06 AM

According to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, the union representing NetJets pilots, 93 percent of voting members have authorized a strike, should the National Mediation Board (NMB) release the group for self help.

October 4, 2006, 8:05 AM

Business aircraft handling group Feras plans to open seven new bases in Germany over the next 12 months. The company has bases at all three Berlin airports, as well as at Frankfurt and Munich.

October 4, 2006, 8:05 AM

The UK’s Lydd Airport is trying to attract business aircraft with a new executive facility operated by FAL Aviation. The airport, 60 miles southeast of London, has also added an ILS, resurfaced its 4,937-foot runway and installed new runway lights.

October 4, 2006, 8:03 AM

Embraer delivered 30 airplanes during this year’s second quarter, matching its output for the first three months but lagging well behind last year’s second-quarter total of 43.

October 4, 2006, 8:01 AM

The Canadian civil aviation authority on July 19 issued type certification for the Embraer 170 and 175, paving the way for first deliveries to Air Canada. Last year the Canadian flag carrier placed a firm order for fifteen 175s in a dual-class, 73-seat layout.

October 4, 2006, 5:33 AM

A new oceanic ATC system that will eventually allow controllers to reduce separation minimums over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans has gone fully operational at the New York en route center.

October 4, 2006, 5:31 AM

The FAA plans to halt around-the-clock technical staffing of the Pico del Este long-range radar in Puerto Rico. As part of the move, four radar technicians are being reassigned to nearby San Juan International Airport.

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