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January 18, 2004

Gulfstream Enhanced Vision System Gets FAA Validation

Two and one-half years after Gulfstream received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of its Enhanced Vision System (EVS), vision-enhancing technology has received a significant "vote of confidence" with a rule change recently issued by the FAA. The new FAR Part 91 rule change revises the regulations for landing under instrument flight rules (IFR), allowing FAA-certified enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) to be used to determine "enhanced flight visibility." Pilots using EFVS can now descend and operate aircraft below decision height, decision altitude, or minimum descent altitude by utilizing the EFVS image to detect the required visual cues and to determine flight visibility. The regulation acknowledges that certain enhanced vision systems are adequate for the

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NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Draws Highest Attendance Ever

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 15th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference was the Association's best attended Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference ever, with more than 1,450 Attendees and a record 238 Exhibitors, according to the organization. The conference was held January 12 to 14 in Savannah (GA), in conjunction with four Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP) Courses on January 10 and 11. A total of 85 individuals participated in the SPDP Courses, which focused on issues such as basic scheduling, international travel, aircraft capacity utilization and strategic planning.

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