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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.

March 29, 2007, 7:15 AM

As the industry digests the more than 100 changes the FAA has proposed to Part 61, some trade associations are taking positions on the more substantial changes. The National Air Transportation Association and AOPA oppose the proposed additional tasks required to remain instrument current.

March 29, 2007, 7:15 AM

A workshop to provide guidance on what to do in the event of a serious aircraft accident or incident is scheduled in Atlanta on April 20 and 21. The program will be presented by NBAA and The VanAllen Group, an Atlanta-based business aviation consulting firm.

March 29, 2007, 7:14 AM

More than 1,000 Falcon operators are expected to attend Dassault’s 25th maintenance and operations seminar June 13 to 15 in Boca Raton, Fla.

March 29, 2007, 7:13 AM

European regulators have approved the sale of Raytheon Aircraft to a coalition of Onex and GS Capital Partners, expected to be called Hawker Beechcraft. The sale still has to be approved by U.S. regulators. Raytheon expects the sale to be complete before the middle of the year.

March 29, 2007, 7:13 AM

Safire Aircraft said the price of its new six-place, twin-turbofan Safire Jet will increase to $1.495 million for new orders placed after the prototype flies later this year. The current price is $1.395 million.

March 29, 2007, 7:12 AM

Air East filed an appeal with the NTSB over the emergency revocation of its Part 135 certificate on March 8, grounding the Farmingdale, N.Y. charter operator.

March 29, 2007, 7:11 AM

Demand for large business jets is growing in the European executive charter market, according to the latest statistics from online charter booking service Avinode.

March 29, 2007, 7:10 AM

April 16 is the comment deadline for two FAA proposals. The agency wants to amend digital flight data recorder (DFDR) regulations of Parts 121 and 135 to prohibit “filtering” of signals.

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