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October 9, 2006, 7:16 AM

Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) last month introduced H.R. 2787, legislation that would restore to the FAA the mission of promoting aviation in addition to safety.

October 9, 2006, 7:16 AM

Embraer, a recent but aggressive entrant in business aviation, predicts that manufacturers will sell 9,680 new business jets during the next 10 years, representing an annual growth rate of 4.4 percent over current sales.

October 9, 2006, 7:13 AM

New data by UK ATC provider NATS shows that business jets are more likely than others to be involved in certain types of safety incident.

October 9, 2006, 7:12 AM

The five-member board of directors of Air Security International (ASI) has fired Issy Boim after 15 years as president of the Dallas-based firm he founded. ASI provides corporate aviation security products and services.

October 9, 2006, 7:11 AM

Hartmut Mehdorn, chairman of German railway group Deutsche Bahn, has proposed that Berlin’s downtown Tempelhof Airport be redeveloped as a dedicated business aviation facility. Mehdorn has offered to lead a private-sector consortium to implement the project.

October 9, 2006, 7:10 AM

The original BBJ3, which was proposed in early 2000, was going to be a 7,000-nm aircraft based on the 757-200 fuselage and 757-300 wing. But the project was shelved in late 2001, a victim of cost reductions at Boeing, according to then BBJ president Lee Monson.

October 9, 2006, 7:09 AM

With Transportation Department Inspector General Kenneth Mead predicting the busiest summer travel season in six years, the Senate aviation subcommittee has been warned that capacity constraints are likely to cause congestion and get progressively worse before they get better.

October 9, 2006, 7:08 AM

On September 1 Boeing’s new 737-900ER, the platform for the new BBJ3, made its maiden flight. The first -900ER is destined for Indonesia’s Lion Air.

October 9, 2006, 7:07 AM

GE Honda Aero Engines recently completed component and engine core tests to validate several performance enhancements for its in-development 1,700-pound-thrust HF118 turbofan.

October 9, 2006, 7:06 AM

“Decision Guide to Private Jet Travel” is a new 50-page study on how to select a business aircraft provider. San Francisco-based publisher Helium Report said the study results are based on the responses to a survey of “all major private aviation companies.