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February 1, 2007, 9:05 AM

In the year before April 26, 2003, when Sino Swearingen’s number-one SJ30-2 prototype crashed after entering an uncommanded and unrecoverable right roll during high-speed flutter testing, company engineers were attempting to deal with lateral stability issues with the twinjet, according to the NT

February 1, 2007, 9:03 AM

It is surprising how many different vendors exist in the flight department training arena–companies that offer diverse, high-quality programs unknown to the majority of corporate flight department managers.

February 1, 2007, 9:03 AM

Describing last year as a “turnaround” for the industry, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) last month credited both the bonus depreciation allowance and the growing U.S. economy for changing what had been forecast

February 1, 2007, 9:00 AM

Next month, a Connecticut jury will hear a $3.5 million claim against Executive Jet Management (EJM) in a case that is already sending a chill through the business aviation community.

February 1, 2007, 9:00 AM

The FAA is proposing a “Policy for Complex Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) 1” that will change FAR 21.31 (type design) and 21.53 (statement of conformity) by introducing a new classification of STC known as “complex STCs.”

February 1, 2007, 8:58 AM

Dassault last month spectacularly bridged the gap between virtual reality and reality when it unveiled the first assembled Falcon 7X business jet at its Bordeaux Mérignac factory in southwest France.

February 1, 2007, 8:58 AM

Members of the National Association of Air Traffic Specialists (NAATS), the labor union that represents more than 2,700 FAA employees who staff the agency’s automated flight service stations (AFSS), are joining with information technology contractor Harris Corp.

February 1, 2007, 8:55 AM
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The second and final test Bombardier Global 5000 took its first, four-hour flight northwest of Toronto on January 8. During the inaugural flight it reached an altitude of 17,000 feet and an indicated airspeed of 340 knots.

February 1, 2007, 8:50 AM

Last year’s slump in commercial aircraft sales and employment was not as sharp as predicted and not nearly as deep as the industry experienced 10 years ago.

February 1, 2007, 8:49 AM

The FAA’s budgetary woes are but one symptom of the U.S. fiscal freight train that has been speeding down the track with ever greater wobbles since 9/11.

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