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February 13, 2007, 4:41 AM

The number of fatalities in turbine business airplane accidents increased nearly 80 percent in the first nine months of this year compared with the same period last year, according to statistics compiled by safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

February 13, 2007, 4:03 AM

A single report of a mis-wired APU fire-extinguishing bottle on a Citation X (Model 750) has prompted a proposed AD to require placing identification sleeves on the positive and negative terminals of APU and main engine fire-extinguishing bottle wiring and reconnecting the wires to the correct te

February 13, 2007, 3:56 AM

The NTSB recently concluded its investigations into two King Air fatal accidents, attributing the probable causes to the pilots. IMC was a factor in both accidents. On Jan.

February 12, 2007, 11:42 AM

After nine months of intense bargaining, NetJets’ unionized pilots (represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters) and management reached a tentative agreement (TA) on Saturday. The move comes four years after the pilots’ contract became amendable in October 2001.

February 12, 2007, 11:22 AM

Under the Transportation Security Administration’s new regulations permitting the resumption of general aviation operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), air-taxi aircraft with mtows of 12,500 pounds or less cannot qualify.

February 12, 2007, 11:17 AM

The FAA has withdrawn its decade-old proposal to rescind its requirement for Mode-S transponders and, consequently, plans to end the hundreds of Mode-S installation exemptions currently in effect.

February 12, 2007, 10:31 AM

According to the NTSB, the Mitsubishi MU-2 that crashed September 22 while attempting to return to its departure airport had originally departed and returned to the same airport about 90 minutes earlier because of a right-engine fire warning caution light.

February 12, 2007, 10:23 AM

Regulations will go into effect October 17 to help ensure that replacement parts are airworthy. New FAR Part 3 creates additional rules banning certain false or misleading statements about type-certified parts that go beyond those now covered in Parts 21 and 43.

February 12, 2007, 10:20 AM

Cleveland-based fractional provider Flight Options yesterday announced three new buyer-incentive programs.

February 12, 2007, 10:16 AM

Co-owner and general manager of Aspen Base Operation Cliff Runge expects to close on a deal today or tomorrow to sell the FBO at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (Sardy Field) to Trajen FBO Network, the growing chain backed by private equity firm CapStreet.

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