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November 27, 2007 - 6:30am

Farnborough Aircraft announced it would delay its plans for the single-
turboprop Farnborough F1 by at least 12 months due to insufficient funding. A delayed design review is now set for next September, with first flight not likely before late 2004. (First flight was previously slated for late next year or early 2003.) Farnborough Aircraft also said it will not participate in this month’s NBAA Convention.

November 26, 2007 - 7:59am

The number of local business aviation advocacy groups has continued to swell to 48 associations as part of an attempt by business aviation users to promote this industry segment. Last year there were 43 such groups, a 40-percent increase from 2000.

November 26, 2007 - 7:17am

The 2003 NBAA Convention celebrated the centennial of manned powered flight with some powerful and exotic hardware, including three new derivative airplanes that would have astonished Orville and Wilbur.

November 5, 2007 - 7:45am

Wall Street analysts now say the proposed merger between XM Satellite Radio and Sirius should have little difficulty winning approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice. That could spell trouble for buyers of aviation weather datalink gear.

October 16, 2007 - 7:08am

New Orleans-based Entergy Services, which operates three Citation 650s, has become the first U.S. company whose flight department has been issued an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certificate. The certificate was presented to Oliver Townbridge, Entergy’s manager of aviation and travel, by the International Business Aviation Council.

October 15, 2007 - 11:07am

On the NATPE convention floor there were encouraging signs that aviation-related programming was holding its own in the current, seemingly endless supply of reality-based programs. Billy Campbell, president and CEO of Discovery Networks USA, parent company of the Discovery Wings Channel, served as a  panelist on a forum exploring the forecast of programming for this year.

October 12, 2007 - 9:55am

Might a civil helicopter be next in line to benefit from an infrared-sensor-based enhanced vision system (EVS)? Max-Viz, of Portland, Ore.–formed two years ago to develop and market EVS for business jets–reports fast-growing interest in the concept among helicopter operators and OEMs attending last month’s Heli-Expo convention in Dallas.

October 10, 2007 - 6:00am

NBAA has narrowed its list of potential successors to president Jack Olcott to three candidates, and the announcement of who will take the organization to “another level” is expected sometime this month.

October 9, 2007 - 12:09pm

Najeeb (Jeeb) Halaby, FAA Administrator, Sept. 26, 1961: explaining Operation Sky Shield II, the grounding of all U.S. and Canadian commercial airlines, general aviation, charter and cargo flights on Oct. 14 to 15, 1961, to conduct a Norad and Strategic Air Command simulation of a Soviet bomber attack during the height of the Cold War. Halaby addressed these remarks to 600 NBAA members during the 1961 NBAA Convention in Tulsa, Okla.

October 8, 2007 - 7:19am

Who’s the best choice when a flight department manager position opens up? For the past 50 or so years, the people who usually got the nod were pilots, whether or not they were the best candidates.