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September 18, 2007

NBAA Welcomes House Leaders' Continued Rejection Of User Fees

Says Committee's Proposal For Funding FAA, NextGen Preserves Proven Fuel Tax System

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) stated its support Tuesday for Congressional legislation to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and modernize the nation's aviation system through excise taxes, rather than new taxes or untested user fees.

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HAI Expects Major Progress With House FAA Reauthorization Bill This Week

HAI tells ANN that 'events are unfolding rapidly in Washington this week,' with the soon-to-expire FAA Reauthorization Bill moving quickly through the U.S. House of Representatives. The HAI has learned the House Ways and Means Committee will release the tax portions of the legislation later today, September 18, while the House Rules Committee will act on Wednesday, September 19, so that the bill could be on the House floor by Thursday, September 20.

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New Learjet 60 XR 'Rockets into Service' in Flexjet Fleet

Flexjet Scheduled To Take Delivery Of Approximately 22 Learjet 60 XR Aircraft Over Five Years

Bombardier's Flexjet has taken delivery of its first Learjet 60 XR midsize business jet – the first of three entering service in the Flexjet fleet now, according to Michael McQuay, president of Bombardier’s Flexjet. Flexjet is scheduled to induct approximately 22 Learjet 60 XR aircraft into the Flexjet fractional fleet over the next five years.

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Bell Helicopter Signs Two Big Medevac Helo Deals

Companies Order Combined 27 Helicopters

The 2007 National Business Aviation Association Conference is still a week away... but that doesn't mean the business aviation world is holding its breath for the next seven days. Bell Helicopter tells ANN it recently signed large orders with two emergency medical service providers for the company's 407 and 206L-4 aircraft.

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