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Briefings ... air charter safety foundation — develops two resource documents and a brochure addressing the need for, and implementation and evaluation of, Safety Management Systems (SMS) programs; www.acsf.aero/sms . airtran airways — adds...


u.s. dot — says Delta Air Lines and US Airways can swap takeoff and landing slots at airports in New York and Washington, but they must sell some of the slots to protect competition. The airlines respond in a joint statement that if the order is implemented as proposed, they don’t expect the deal to go forward.

vermont — Governor Jim Douglas signs a proclamation declaring February “General Aviation Appreciation Month”, highlighting the significance the industry has on Vermont’s statewide economy. 

viking air — of Victoria, B.C. opens a new 84,000-sq. ft. facility to support an expansion of its operations for Series 400 Twin Otter production and ongoing customer support of de Havilland aircraft. Viking Air bought the type certificates for the out-of-production de Havilland Twin Otter in 2007 to further support its spare parts manufacturing and direct sales to operators.

west star aviation — at East Alton, IL has been trained to perform wing tank dry bay modifications on Falcon 50, 900, and 2000 series aircraft.

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