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January 19, 2007, 9:46 AM

Pogo, a planned very light jet (VLJ) air-taxi operation launched in 2004 by former American Airlines chairman and CEO Robert Crandall, moved its schedule forward by one year and now expects to launch in June next year instead of in June 2009, likely using the Eclipse 500.

January 19, 2007, 9:44 AM

Maintenance provider AAR has acquired essentially all of the assets of Reebaire Aircraft, a regional aircraft MRO firm in Hot Springs, Ark. The newly acquired business will operate under the name AAR Aircraft Services-Hot Springs.

January 19, 2007, 9:42 AM

Britain’s secretary of state for Communities and Local Government will rule on TAG Aviation’s appeal for permission to increase the number of movements permitted at London-area Farnborough Airport.

January 19, 2007, 9:42 AM

AOPA has requested that the state of Ohio remove a requirement that with their annual aircraft registration renewal aircraft owners in the state sign a declaration  that they are not involved in terrorist activity. They are the only license holders under the state’s DOT required to do this.

January 19, 2007, 9:40 AM

The five major fractional operators fell short of AIR’s projected pilot hiring levels last year, according to statistics prepared by the Atlanta-based aviation employment consultant.

January 19, 2007, 9:37 AM

NetJets Europe pilots have yet to form their planned trade union and now there are signs that the movement to do so might be losing momentum as flight crews consider the revised pay and conditions offer the fractional ownership group made in early December.

January 19, 2007, 9:37 AM

Houston Executive Airport, a conversion of the former Air Rice Airport near Katy, Texas, on Houston’s west side, to a business aviation facility, is up and running.

January 19, 2007, 9:30 AM

Kissimmee Gateway Airport, which bills itself as the most reasonably priced and accessible Orlando, Fla.-area airport, has experienced strong growth in business aircraft traffic and fuel sales during the past year.

January 19, 2007, 9:28 AM

Federal agencies on January 8 issued a notice asking for the public’s help to decide if there is a need to continue to operate or invest in the loran-C radio navigation system beyond September 30. They gave the public only 30 days–until February 7–to submit comments.

January 19, 2007, 9:22 AM

Long-time business aviation leader Jim Christiansen might be feeling a little déjà vu after his appointment last month as president of NetJets Aviation in Columbus, Ohio. From 1990 to 1992 he was president of Executive Jet Aviation, as the company was known then.