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January 30, 2007, 5:29 AM

EADS subsidiary Airbus Industrie said that “almost 30 ACJ series aircraft” have been delivered to date and are in service in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East. Airbus declined to give an exact figure. The ACJ, which is based on the Airbus A319, entered service in 1999.

January 30, 2007, 5:29 AM

Van Nuys Airport, Calif., the busiest general aviation airfield in the world and already subject to a noise curfew applicable to Stage 2 and “noisier” Stage 3 airplanes, is now the target of an “attempt to implement multiple proposed noise and access restrictions,” according to Los Angeles World

January 30, 2007, 5:27 AM

Failure to provide timely distribution of guidance material to repair stations has prompted the FAA to delay for one year–until April 6 next year–the compliance deadline for repair stations to meet new regulations (FAR 145.163) for having an approved training program in effect.

January 30, 2007, 5:27 AM

It’s probable that a bent-down microphone jack receptacle–a non-OEM installation–found near the base of the copilot’s control column prevented aft movement of the yoke, causing a Challenger 600 to overrun the runway during takeoff from Tupelo Regional Airport, Miss., on March 9, according to a Bo

January 30, 2007, 5:25 AM

Darby Aviation is the latest to feel the wrath of the FAA in the wake of the Challenger runway overrun accident at Teterboro Airport (see page 58). On March 23 the agency ordered “the indefinite suspension” of the Muscle Shoals, Ala. charter operator’s Part 135 certificate.

January 30, 2007, 5:24 AM

“The center of gravity was found to be well forward of the allowable limit,” according to an NTSB update on the accident in which a Challenger 600 overran a runway on takeoff from Teterboro Airport, N.J., on February 2 (see page 58).

January 30, 2007, 5:22 AM

Aviation Partners said last month it received Transport Canada certification of its Hawker 800 blended winglet modification. The approval allows operators of the approximately 20 Canadian-registered Hawker 800s to consider the upgrade.

January 30, 2007, 5:21 AM

You may have gone to the effort to put your home telephone number on the national telemarketers’ “Do Not Call” list, but still find yourself vulnerable when you least expect it. Pilots recently have complained on the NBAA Air Mail Internet forum about some unique nuisance calls.

January 30, 2007, 5:20 AM

An FBI/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report that made only a few passing references to general aviation aircraft being used by terrorists nevertheless provided fodder for newspapers and broadcast news media for several days last month and prompted general aviation interest groups to activ

January 30, 2007, 5:17 AM

The first Citation Mustang test aircraft was towed from Cessna’s Pawnee facility in Wichita late last month for initial engine runs.

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