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April 9, 2007, 11:58 AM

A 757 crew did not get the response they expected when they declared an “emergency” instead of “mayday.” According to an incident filed with NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System, the crew found that the word “emergency” didn’t get the desired results outside U.S. airspace.

April 9, 2007, 11:49 AM

Bird residue was found in the left engine of the Sabreliner that crashed during an aborted takeoff May 9 from Brownwood Regional Airport, Texas, according to the NTSB’s recently released factual report.

April 9, 2007, 11:43 AM

Nearly seven months after domestic RVSM went into effect only four aircraft models have reached 100-percent fleet compliance with RVSM requirements–the Gulfstream G100, Learjet 45 and Citation CJ2 and X.

April 9, 2007, 11:34 AM

Cypriot and Italian salvage crews today found the flight data recorder from the Tuninter ATR 72-200 that crashed off the northern coast of Sicily on August 6.

April 9, 2007, 11:32 AM

One year after CitationShares introduced its Vector jet card, the fractional provider has curtailed sales to “not exceed the capacity to fulfill” charter and owner flights.

April 9, 2007, 11:27 AM

Garrett Piedmont Hawthorne is now installing Rockwell Collins avionics upgrades for Citation 501s, including the Williams International FJ44-powered (Eagle II) Citation 501s.

April 9, 2007, 11:26 AM

To help business aircraft operators cope with new Rnav routes and procedures as of September 1, the FAA is developing a Web-based RAIM (receiver autonomous integrity monitor) prediction service that will be made available for general use by flight crews, according to NBAA.

April 9, 2007, 11:23 AM

Lou Pepper, president of Atlantic Aviation, today told AIN he was “saddened and disheartened” by the lack of news about how the Atlantic FBO at New Orleans Lakefront Airport weathered Hurricane Katrina. “You’d think this was 1955 rather than 2005,” he said.

April 9, 2007, 7:58 AM

The FAA has decided not to require the use of child-restraint systems (CRSs) on aircraft, but is amending regulations to allow the use of CRSs approved under a TC, STC or TSO. Current regulations do not allow the use of CRSs other than those that meet the standards for automobiles.

April 9, 2007, 7:55 AM

While the fractional market continues to expand, shareholder growth is advancing at a slower rate, according to data from the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS).

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