Engine manufacturers are ready to benefit from the hot market for new business aircraft and helicopters in the coming decades. In addition to established manufacturers–General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce, Turbomeca and Williams–several new OEMs will be introducing their own models to the market.
Aviation International News » January 2006
The FAA will present its Excellence in Aviation Research Awards to Richard Dolbeer, coordinator of the aviation safety and assistance program for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Colin Drury, University of Buffalo distinguished professor and chairman of the university’s industrial engineering department.
Candy Johnson was promoted to COO of Englewood, Colo.-based Mayo Aviation. Johnson joined Mayo Aviation in 1998 and most recently was human resources manager.
Embraer Executive Jets named Colin Steven v-p for marketing and sales. He was previously regional v-p for Swift Aviation Group.
Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian, Daytona Beach, Fla., Dec. 17, 2003–The noninstrument-rated 1,914-hour private pilot and passenger were killed when his Meridian crashed in a wooded swamp in marginal VMC. The airplane was destroyed. No flight plan was filed. The pilot had received seven hours of simulated instrument flight training and had 35.8 hours in PA-46s, but there was no record of flight training in PA-46s.
Raytheon Beech King Air 90, Rawlins, Wyo., Jan. 11, 2005–The Yampa Valley Air Ambulance King Air crashed on the VOR/GPS approach to Runway 22 at Rawlins Municipal Airport/Harvey Field (RWL) at 9:45 p.m. in night IMC. The ATP pilot and two flight nurses were killed, the flight paramedic was seriously injured and the airplane was destroyed.
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 8, 2005–Business Air’s cargo flight crashed into a Wal-Mart garden center shortly after takeoff from Manchester Airport in VMC. The 3,612-hour ATP pilot, who had 137 hours in the Bandeirante (and a type rating), was seriously injured. An IFR flight plan had been filed for Bangor, Maine.
Aerospatiale AS 350B/Eurocopter EC 130B4, Homestead, Fla., Nov. 21, 2005– The two helicopters collided near the Homestead-Miami Speedway and the commercial pilot of HelicopterShuttle.com EC 130 N130HS was killed. The commercial pilot of the Biscayne Helicopters AS 350 N264BH was not injured.
Sikorsky S-76A, Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Sept. 6, 2005–The NTSB has released the preliminary report on the Houston Helicopters Sikorsky S-76A accident in the Gulf of Mexico. After dropping passengers off at the Bob Keller oil rig, with the engines running, the helicopter boarded more passengers and took off at approximately 3:35 p.m.
Cessna 425 Conquest I, Bozeman, Mont., Nov. 29, 2005–Salt Lake Center had cleared Conquest N701QR for the procedure turn to a holding pattern at 12:40 p.m. and told the pilot to contact Gallatin Field, his destination. The pilot, the sole occupant, read back the clearance correctly and there were no further transmissions. The airplane disappeared from radar at 5:40 p.m. and crashed on a ranch. The pilot was killed.
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