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March 28, 2007, 12:31 PM

The Global 5000, billed by Bombardier as “the world’s fastest” intercontinental super-large business jet, received full type approval from Transport Canada late last month, clearing the way for first deliveries of green production aircraft to begin this spring.

March 28, 2007, 12:30 PM

Lack of critical single-engine speed and distance data from manufacturers makes the FAA’s proposal to establish extended twin-engine operations (ETOPS) thresholds for Part 135 operators unworkable, according to comments submitted by NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association.

March 28, 2007, 12:29 PM

In what is being described as the largest money-laundering investigation in Alaska’s history, Mark Avery, the former owner of Anchorage-based air charter and medevac operator Security Aviation, has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $52 million from a charity organization.

March 28, 2007, 12:28 PM

HeliFlite Shares, which has its operations center at Alliance Airport in Texas, obtained its Part 135 charter certificate in February and last month added a pre-owned Sikorsky S-76 it bought from Jet Aviation to its fractional fleet of two Bell 430s that it operates in the New York City area.

March 28, 2007, 12:27 PM

Rolls-Royce and Honeywell both aired their market forecasts for the helicopter industry at last month’s Heli-Expo show in Las Vegas.

March 28, 2007, 12:26 PM

Last month, fractional provider Bombardier Flexjet announced a program for substituting a finance lease for the acquisition payment of a fractional share.

March 28, 2007, 12:25 PM

To inaugurate its newest aircraft type, fractional provider Flight Options is offering a reduced hourly occupied rate for customers who sign up for shares in the Embraer Legacy.

March 28, 2007, 12:25 PM

The number of accidents in all segments of civil aviation last year was less than in 2005, according to the NTSB, with general aviation recording the lowest number of accidents in the 40 years of record keeping. Major airlines continued to have the lowest accident rates in civil aviation.

March 28, 2007, 12:22 PM

As Stevens Aviation’s Memphis, Tenn. facility nears certification of a Universal EFI-890R synthetic-vision glass panel in the Learjet 25, the company is embarking on a similar program for the Learjet 35 series, but with added features.

March 28, 2007, 12:20 PM

On April 6, 1994, the Rwandan government’s Falcon 50 was shot down over Africa, killing all aboard, including the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi. The incident sparked a year of genocide in Rwanda.

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