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March 29, 2007, 11:31 AM

After many months of negotiations with FAA and Japanese aviation officials, Van Nuys, Calif.-based charter firm The Air Group has succeeded in its long-time quest to base aircraft (initially two Gulfstream Vs) at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

March 29, 2007, 11:30 AM

Early last month several hundred people attended a business aviation conference in Nagoya, Japan, focused on the planned opening early next year of Komaki Airport to business aviation.

March 29, 2007, 7:36 AM

As deliveries of very light jets (VLJs) begin, concerns that they might be difficult to insure have almost evaporated. Manufacturers have had the chance to brief underwriters in depth about their models’ designs, performance characteristics and systems.

March 29, 2007, 7:28 AM

The state of Louisiana has approved Million Air’s plans to build a new FBO terminal at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.

March 29, 2007, 7:25 AM

The FAA released Notice N8000.354, providing guidance to agency inspectors regarding the new two-year inspection authorization (IA) renewal period. Beginning March 31, inspectors will be renewing IAs to expire only in odd-numbered years.

March 29, 2007, 7:20 AM

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) recently published Safety Alert 2007-01 to caution pilots about certain aspects of operating in Brazilian airspace.

March 29, 2007, 7:19 AM

The FAA released proposals for several special conditions related to the certification of the Dassault Falcon 7X, which is expected in the second quarter. Special conditions usually pertain to newer technologies required to be approved but which fall outside the parameter of the FARs.

March 29, 2007, 7:18 AM

Eclipse is challenging its competitors to post as detailed an aircraft development tracking progress as has been introduced online for the Eclipse 500 very light jet. The Albuquerque, N.M.

March 29, 2007, 7:17 AM

Interested parties have until April 19 to comment on the FAA’s proposal to require all air-tour operators to be certified under Part 135 or 121 regulations. Since the proposal was published last October, the FAA has received nearly 1,900 comments, most of them negative.

March 29, 2007, 7:16 AM

Delta AirElite Business Jets is celebrating its 20th year of business aircraft charter and management, and remains the only business jet provider owned by a major airline.

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