Terrance Kelley has announced his resignation as president and COO of U.S. operations for Jet Aviation to pursue other opportunities. Theo Staub, v-p of strategic planning and business development at Jet Aviation’s European headquarters in Zurich, was named interim CEO until a permanent replacement can be found.
Aviation International News » April 2003
The General Aviation Coalition (GAC) and its 17 member organizations have challenged the TSA’s recent direct final rule that would allow the revocation of an FAA airman certificate based on a threat assessment, declaring that it “clearly exacerbates the frustration experienced by this community seeing our civil liberties as citizen aviators slowly chipped away.”
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) filed a petition with the FAA last month asking that the agency reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to nonscheduled commercial air carriers, which in addition to Part 91 operators have been banned at the airport since 9/11.
CESSNA 208, DILLINGHAM, ALASKA, OCT. 10, 2001–At about 9:26 a.m. Alaska daylight time, Peninsula Airways (dba Pen- Air) Flight 350, Cessna Caravan N9530F, crashed shortly after takeoff from Dillingham Airport (DLG). The pilot and nine passengers were killed and the airplane was destroyed. One passenger was airlifted to a hospital in Anchorage but died the next day.
PA-31-350 AND PA-44-180, BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J., AUG. 9, 2000– Piper Navajo Chieftain N27944, operated by Patuxent Airways of Hollywood, Md., and Piper Seminole N2225G, operated by Hortman Aviation Services of Philadelphia, were both destroyed when they collided in midair at 7:52 a.m. EST over Burlington Township.
PIPER PA-31T1, GRAHAM, TEXAS, Nov. 12, 2001–At 11:24 p.m. CST Piper N6134A was destroyed when it crashed into terrain during an approach to the Graham Municipal Airport (E15). The turboprop twin was registered to Cage Acquisitions, a local company, and was being flown by an instrument-rated private pilot. The pilot and all three passengers were killed in the accident.
PIPER MERIDIAN, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., MARCH 7, 2003–The pilot and his two passengers were killed when their Meridian, N522RF, turbine single clipped power lines and crashed while maneuvering to land at Double Eagle II Airport in night VMC. Witnesses said the pilot made a normal 45-degree entrance to the downwind for a right base to Runway 22.
CESSNA 208, KOTZEBUE, ALASKA, MARCH 2, 2003–Cessna N205BA sustained substantial damage at about 3:04 p.m. local time when it collided with ice-covered terrain during a VFR approach. The accident occurred a quarter mile from the approach end of Runway 08 at the Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (OTZ).
BELL 407, HIGH ISLAND 443, GULF OF MEXICO, FEB. 22, 2003–At approximately 9:45 a.m. CST N740PH’s main rotor blades struck and killed a passenger during a hot refueling operation on offshore platform High Island 443 (HI 443) in the Gulf of Mexico. The ATP-rated pilot and a second passenger were not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Petroleum Helicopters Inc. of Lafayette, La.
PIPER PA-31T AND CESSNA 172P, DENVER, COLO., JAN. 24, 2003–Piper N360LL–registered to and operated by Lee Larson Aircraft Sales of Northglenn, Colo.–collided with a Cessna N52241 (registered to and operated by EDB Air of Englewood, Colo.) over Denver at approximately 5:22 p.m. MST.