AINalerts » July 31, 2007

July 31, 2007 - 12:16pm

Gulfstream’s first metamorphosis of an IAI aircraft received EASA certification last week. The G150, which is a wide-cabin sibling of IAI’s Astra and Gulfstream’s earlier G100 offering, first received FAA and Israeli certification in the fall of 2005. Gulfstream president Joseph Lombardo said, “The EASA certification is an extremely important accomplishment.” The year-and-a-half between U.S.

July 31, 2007 - 12:11pm

Los Angeles-based Cloud Nine Aviation received the first Learjet 60XR this week, following an entry-into-service delivery ceremony at the Learjet manufacturing facility in Wichita.

July 31, 2007 - 12:11pm

While broadcasting a police chase on July 27 over Phoenix, a pair of Eurocopter AS350-B2 helicopters collided when their pilots apparently lost sight of each other, killing both pilot/reporters and their cameramen. The dead were identified as KNXV Channel 15 pilot/reporter Craig Smith and his cameraman, Rick Krolak, and KTVK Channel 3 pilot/reporter Scott Bowerbank and his cameraman, Jim Cox.

July 31, 2007 - 12:09pm

After a year of investigation, the NTSB on Thursday released its final report regarding the takeoff crash of Comair Flight 5191 at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky.

July 31, 2007 - 12:06pm

Business jet and turboprop shipments were both up roughly 15 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the first six months of last year, according to data released last week by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). There were 475 jet and 182 turboprop shipments in the first six months of this year, according to GAMA.

 

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