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January 31, 2007, 9:42 AM

AirNav, the Internet-based provider of aviation navigation and fuel data, has entered a strategic alliance with fuel supplier Air BP. Under the arrangement, AirNav now provides all Air BP-branded FBOs with its Gold level, prominently displaying the FBO’s logo on each AirNav airport Web page.

January 31, 2007, 9:41 AM

Mexican aircraft handling specialist ASUR combined design elements from Denmark and its native culture to accent an all-new FBO at Cancun International Airport.

January 31, 2007, 9:40 AM

The Naples (Fla.) Airport Authority (NAA) has rankled more than its share of business aviation devotees–most prominently with its dogfight with the FAA over a controversial ban on Stage 2 aircraft at Naples Municipal Airport.

January 31, 2007, 9:40 AM

Bell 205s, 212s and 412s are the subject of an FAA special airworthiness information bulletin recommending compliance with an Aug. 27, 2002, manufacturer safety notice calling for inspections of the tail rotor at 25-hour intervals to detect excessive corrosion damage.

January 31, 2007, 9:39 AM

An automated weather observation system (AWOS) is now in service at Jeffco Airport, Denver. When the control tower closes at 10 p.m. local time, the ATIS frequency (126.25) becomes the AWOS frequency. At 6 a.m. local time when the control tower opens, the frequency reverts to ATIS.

January 31, 2007, 9:39 AM

IBM Euroflight has become the first European corporate flight department to complete the new International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certification process. The IS-BAO certificate now covers IBM’s European and U.S.

January 31, 2007, 9:39 AM

After a number of years of seeking airport approval, Jackson Hole Aviation recently renovated its customer lobby and added several new features to the FBO.

January 31, 2007, 9:38 AM

The FAA last month awarded type certification to the Gulfstream 350, an upgraded version of the previously manufactured G300. Compared with the G300, the new model has a roomier cabin, cockpit and baggage area and the PlaneView flight deck, which is based on Honeywell Primus Epic avionics.

January 31, 2007, 9:37 AM

Last month, the FAA approved a $500,000 grant for preliminary engineering work on installing safety barriers at the end of Teterboro (N.J.) Airport’s Runway 1, which ends 300 feet from a multilane commuter highway.

January 31, 2007, 9:35 AM

The year 1930 might not have been the best time to launch an aviation-services business. The Great Depression had the American economy wallowing, and fortunes were still being lost. Still, 26-year-old Jim Galvin, a Coast Guard veteran and aviation enthusiast, was a born thrill-seeker.