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October 5, 2006, 8:11 AM

A recent report by the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) shows that the pilot of the Robinson R44 flying from a private strip in southern Scotland to Manchester, England, found that hills on his track were obscured by an area of low cloud.

October 5, 2006, 8:05 AM

At the end of last year, amid celebrations marking 40 years of flying police helicopters, the Hamburg police force took delivery of two new Eurocopter EC 135s to replace a pair of Bolkow BO 105s that had been flying with the city’s Police Helicopter Squadron for a quarter of a century.

October 5, 2006, 7:58 AM

Helicopter operators flying air medical operations have always had a keen interest in safety, but a spike in accident and fatality statistics in the last five years has intensified concern throughout the industry.

October 5, 2006, 7:51 AM

Try as they might, regional airlines just can’t seem to avoid the glare of public scrutiny. The latest controversy, involving the fatal crash of a Pinnacle Airlines CRJ200 on October 14 last year, has once again forced the industry to defend its safety record.

October 5, 2006, 7:16 AM

US Airways’ plans for new code-share partner Air Wisconsin finally crystallized last month, when the major airline loaded new schedules showing the Appleton, Wis.-based regional’s Bombardier CRJ200s on a host of routes from Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C.

October 5, 2006, 7:14 AM

Houston’s ExpressJet reached a tentative four-year labor deal with representatives of its 1,200 flight attendants that, if ratified, promises a pay raise of up to 35 percent over four years, an improved 401(k) plan and better job security. Negotiations began in November.

October 5, 2006, 7:13 AM

Air New Zealand took delivery of its first 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turboprop during a ceremony held last month in Toronto.

October 5, 2006, 7:11 AM

Republic Airways last month offered another 7.75 million shares of common stock to help fund a fleet expansion that will see it field 28 Embraer 170s for US Airways and another five for United Airlines.

October 5, 2006, 7:10 AM

The DOT on July 15 issued Trans States Holdings’ GoJet unit tentative approval for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, bringing it a step closer to launching service as a United Express carrier.

October 5, 2006, 6:53 AM

Marinvent, a small but highly regarded aerospace engineering firm located just outside Montreal, has big aspirations to step out of relative anonymity and into aviation’s limelight.

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