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January 8, 2007, 9:45 AM

Former Sino Swearingen senior v-p of sales and marketing Gene Comfort is suing the SJ30-2 manufacturer for alleged promised bonuses, vacation pay owed, wrongful termination and economic and emotional damages.

January 8, 2007, 9:41 AM

In a bid to overcome local opposition to its application to increase operations at London Farnborough Airport to 5,000 movements annually, TAG Aviation has offered to phase in the increase over the next three years from the current limit of 2,500 to 3,800 by year-end to 4,500 in 2007.

January 8, 2007, 9:24 AM

The NTSB last week issued a scathing report highly critical of both the FAA and the transport-helicopter industry for not embracing flight-data recorders.

January 8, 2007, 9:20 AM

The FAA today published an order extending through October 28 a flight-reduction program at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, including slot reservations for general aviation operations.

January 8, 2007, 9:00 AM

Further icing accidents and incidents involving the Cessna Caravan, flight manual revisions that contain erroneous data and recent flight tests prompted the FAA last week to issue AD 2006-06-06. The new directive supercedes AD 2005-07-01 issued last March.

January 8, 2007, 8:56 AM

The NTSB concluded that the October 22 incident involving a corporate Boeing 727 injuring a person on the ground was caused by the captain’s “improper decision to maneuver a transport category airplane in a confined and unapproved area with engine thrust.” While taxiing for takeoff at San Antonio

January 8, 2007, 8:52 AM

Eight aviation trade groups, including the National Air Transportation Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the Regional Airline Association, have asked the FAA to extend the April 10 compliance date of a recent drug and alcohol testing rule.

January 8, 2007, 7:42 AM

The NTSB Friday released preliminary statistics for last year showing an increase in aviation accidents for airline and general aviation operations, and a decline for on-demand air taxis.

January 8, 2007, 7:36 AM

The first trial of the FAA’s new airspace flow programs (AFP) begins shortly, likely during the next occurrence of severe thunderstorm-related weather in the Northeast U.S. The AFP allows ATC to impose delays on traffic scheduled to fly through areas constrained by severe weather.

January 8, 2007, 7:30 AM

In FY 2005, there were 327 runway incursions, of which 29 were serious Category A and B incidents, according to the FAA’s regional administrator for the Western-Pacific region.

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