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August 9, 2007, 11:11 AM

The FAA this week released a new Information for Operators dealing with risk assessment, and specifically how it relates to a safety-management system. The tool discusses the various risks associated with a flight, how to handle them and what may be considered an acceptable risk.

August 9, 2007, 11:10 AM

The FAA yesterday released a final rule governing certification of transport-category (Part 25) airplanes for operation in icing conditions, effective October 9. In publishing the new rules, the FAA added new material to Part 25, Appendix C, the section that details the so-called icing envelope.

August 9, 2007, 11:08 AM

The FAA yesterday signed an agreement in Anchorage with a consortium of Alaskan aviation organizations to move ahead with the statewide implementation of ADS-B service.

August 9, 2007, 11:05 AM

Although the second quarter of this year raised the order backlog at Hawker Beechcraft to a record $5.1 billion, roughly double what it was at this time last year, the realities of purchasing Raytheon’s aircraft division led to an operating loss of $36.6 million.

August 9, 2007, 11:02 AM

The first flight of the Citation XLS+, completed last week at Rockwell Collins’ Cedar Rapids, Iowa facility, “was a great success,” according to Cessna Citation XLS+ program manager Kevin Steinert.

August 7, 2007, 12:28 PM

The NTSB issued its preliminary report recently on the mid-air collision between two news helicopters covering a car chase in Phoenix on July 27 in which four people aboard the two helicopters died.

August 7, 2007, 12:27 PM

Denver-based Air Methods Corporation has reached a definitive agreement to acquire all of FSS Airholdings’ stock, the parent company of medical helicopter provider CJ Systems. CJ operates 113 medevac helicopters and fixed wing aircraft and employs 800 nationwide.

August 7, 2007, 12:26 PM

The FAA last week issued the final environmental impact statement for the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia airspace redesign, a major project that seeks to reduce delays in and out of the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.

August 7, 2007, 12:25 PM

VLJ air-taxi start-up DayJet of Delray Beach, Fla., announced today that it had secured $140 million in debt financing, which it will use to buy its fleet of Eclipse 500s. Previous rounds of private-equity financing had raised $68 million, bringing total financing to $208 million.

August 7, 2007, 12:24 PM

VLJ and piston-twin manufacturer Adam Aircraft experienced a shift at the top yesterday, as former Fairchild Aerospace COO and McDonnell Douglas executive v-p John Wolf replaced founder Rick Adam as chairman and CEO.

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