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Spectrum Aeronautical has received Organizational Designated Airworthiness Representative (ODAR) status with the FAA, allowing it to perform in-house airworthiness inspections of the two business jets it has under development. Spectrum says the responsibility came earlier in the aircraft development process than is usual...

Galvin Flight Services will host the Pacific Northwest debut of the Diamond D-Jet mockup from Dec. 4 to Dec. 8. The full-scale mockup will be on display at Galvin's executive terminal at Boeing Field...

U.S. Customs has set up an inspection center at Santa Maria Airport on California's central coast. The office opened Dec. 1 and regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday with call outs available seven days a week...

An Atlanta man died when the Cirrus SR22 he was flying crashed near Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. George Vrana, 61, was at the controls when the plane crashed. It was raining at the time but cause of the crash is still under investigation. The airplane was managed by Air Shares Elite, which sells fractions in Cirrus aircraft...

Dr. Jon Jordan, the FAA's former Air Surgeon, is being recognized by his alma mater. The West Virginia University graduate will be presented with WVU's Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Recognition Award in a ceremony on Dec. 9. He joined the FAA in 1969 and has held various posts in Washington before retiring earlier this year.