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September 29, 2006, 11:28 AM

Halon fire-extinguishing agents have been used for many years to protect valuable electronics, oil and gas production facilities, military systems, aircraft and other critical operations.

September 29, 2006, 11:25 AM

The Cayman Islands have launched a publicity campaign to get business jet owners to register aircraft there, citing the ease of the process.

September 29, 2006, 11:24 AM

SimCom now offers Socata TBM 700 training at both its Orlando, Fla. and Scottsdale, Ariz. centers. Increased training options at both locations include the introduction of an upgrade course, specially designed for the piston or low-time pilot upgrading to the TBM 700.

September 29, 2006, 11:23 AM

Executive Jet Management’s plan to establish a scheduled airline using business jets took a major step forward on August 16 when the DOT approved EJM’s application.

September 29, 2006, 11:22 AM

Europe-headquartered handling group Swissport and maintenance provider Arabasco (Arab Airplane Services Co.) of Saudi Arabia have formed a new joint venture to establish FBOs at Jeddah and Riyadh.

September 29, 2006, 11:21 AM

Executive Aircraft Completions, a Tulsa, Okla.-based interior design and engineering firm, has acquired Avhar Services of San Antonio. Renamed Executive Aircraft Completions-San Antonio, the company will continue to operate from its current facilities for the time being.

September 29, 2006, 11:20 AM

The FAA said it has no objection from an “airspace utilization standpoint” to a plan to develop Air Rice Airport, a private facility near Katy, Texas, into a public-use business aviation airport.

September 29, 2006, 11:19 AM

The NTSB determined that the Sikorsky S-76 that crashed in the East River in Manhattan on June 17 had a bent compressor blade on one engine. No other anomalies have been found as yet.

September 29, 2006, 11:18 AM

Judge Edwin Neill of the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition has denied protests by the union representing flight service station (FSS) employees to prevent Lockheed Martin from proceeding with an FAA contract to consolidate FSS facilities.

September 29, 2006, 10:42 AM

Despite the precariousness of the legacy airlines and their pension plans, their pilots still narrowly support the FAA’s mandatory age-60 retirement rule for Part 121 airline pilots.