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January 10, 2007, 8:52 AM

At a public hearing yesterday, the NTSB singled out Part 91 operations in a special study on helicopter and fixed-wing EMS accidents. Between 1994 and 2004, the number of accidents doubled, with 83 since 1998.

January 10, 2007, 8:43 AM

Significant increases in orders and deliveries will boost substantially the production of Cessna and Gulfstream business jets, according to the 2005 year-end financial reports just released by the OEMs’ respective parent companies, Textron and General Dynamics.

January 10, 2007, 8:39 AM

More stringent training requirements for pilots of Mitsubishi MU-2Bs will result from an FAA special safety review of the turboprop twin. The review, a portion of which was released today, was initiated last year following a series of MU-2B accidents.

January 10, 2007, 8:29 AM

Excessive speed might have been a factor in Tuesday morning’s fatal crash of a Cessna Citation 560 at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif.

January 10, 2007, 8:20 AM

A two-year-old, previously undisclosed partnership between Epic Aircraft parent Aircraft Investor Resources (AIR) and Farnborough Aircraft Corp. Ltd. (FACL) has ended in legal action.

January 10, 2007, 6:21 AM

Several executive changes at Flight Options have followed in the wake of Raytheon’s recent full acquisition of the Cleveland-based fractional provider. Chief marketing officer Cameron Gowan is out and company leader S. Michael Scheeringa is solidly in.

January 10, 2007, 6:01 AM

Swiss-based Jet Aviation Group announced today that it reached an agreement to acquire St. Louis business jet maintenance and modification company Midcoast Aviation from Sabreliner. The deal is subject to the customary approvals and is expected to be closed in the spring.

January 10, 2007, 5:57 AM

Starting Thursday, owners and operators of aircraft with “questionable” registrations might be denied access to the ATC system, as well as trigger a violation notice to the owner.

January 10, 2007, 5:55 AM

The FAA has scheduled a public meeting on March 22 and 23 in Kansas City, Mo., to address continued airworthiness of the U.S. general aviation fleet of recip and turbine airplanes. The meeting comes nearly six years after the first such gathering in 2000.

January 10, 2007, 5:46 AM

Dallas-based Gold Jets, which provides aircraft management and arranges charter flights via an online auction process, has purchased charter operator New World Jet of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

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