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Tuesday
Feb262008

GA Manufacturers Set Records in 2007

Record numbers of GA aircraft were sold and shipped in 2007, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s annual industry review and forecast, which GAMA released this month.

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Tuesday
Feb262008

Industry Groups Monitor Pilot Shortage

The pilot population decreased again in 2007, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s annual industry review and forecast, and industry organizations have been tracking what it takes to convert aviation enthusiasts into professional pilots.

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Thursday
Feb212008

2008 Olympic Games Flight Regulations Released

A GUIDE TO FLIGHT PLAN APPLICATION AND ITS APPROVAL FOR FOREIGN AIRCRAFT INTERIM FLIGHT OPERATIONS DURING OLYMPIC GAMES

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Tuesday
Feb122008

Pilots Gain Online Access to AC-U-KWIK Data

Professional Flight Management Inc. (PFM) is launching online access to AC-U-KWIK's global database this quarter. Now, PFM will routinely pull updated data from the AC-U-KWIK database, which includes information on key FBO amenities, after-hours telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, Web sites and airport diagrams. This new service, called AC-U-KWIK Aviation eXpress Information Service (AXIS), was designed to make preflight planning more efficient. Pilots will be more aware of changes at airports and FBOs before takeoff, according to Julia T. Brooks, PFM's business manager. Updated facts on facilities will be highlighted when crews type in their destination.

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Tuesday
Feb122008

FAA 14 CFR 139.321 Training Goes Online

The LSAT has made its way into the GA industry, but graduates of this course are not destined for law jobs. FBO supervisors can take FAA 14 CFR 139.321 training online through Aviation Continuing Education Inc. (ACE). The Line Service Annual Training (LSAT) program covers all Fuel Safety and Inspection Program sections designated for supervisors at Part 139 certificated airports, according to Jay Shanley, ACE spokesman. It also covers several Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements.

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Tuesday
Jan222008

Where the GA Jobs Are

The consolidation of the General Aviation industry has created a range of new opportunities and transitional issues for business jet professionals. "The demand for talent outpaced the available resources," said Raymond Stebler, director of staffing solutions for New Jersey-based Jet Professionals, which experienced 50 percent growth in business in 2007. "We have also noticed an increase in temporary staffing and long-term contracts to secure enough personnel for the growing fleet of corporate aircraft."

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Tuesday
Jan222008

TSA Launches Security Program for FBOs

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently launched the Secure Fixed Base Operator Program to enhance security on general aviation aircraft inbound to the United States. It enables FBOs to check passenger and crew identification against Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) filings.

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Tuesday
Jan082008

Large Aircraft Security Program Nears Comments Period

The rehaul of the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) — developed after 9/11, in part, to improve security around charter service — is nearing the public comments period, said Eric Byer, NATA's vice president of government and industry affairs.

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Tuesday
Jan082008

Calling All Schedulers and Dispatchers

More than 2,000 attendees and 378 exhibitors, 25 more than last year, will participate in NBAA's 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. The event takes place Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

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Thursday
Dec202007

New Sky Lanes Will Accommodate Holiday Traffic

The general aviation industry received an unexpected gift last week when the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Defense announced that military airspace on the East and West coasts will be open to non-military air traffic during the holidays.

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