Mitsubishi MU-2B-26A, Princeton, Ky., April 3, 2010–The Part 91 personal IFR flight ended with the turboprop twin substantially damaged, when the pilot was unable to maintain directional control on landing rollout at Princeton-Caldwell County Airport. The pilot told investigators that as the airplane began to veer to the right side of the runway toward a ditch he added full power in an attempt to fly over it.
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Gulfstream II, Seattle, Wa., April 8, 2010–The twinjet sustained structural damage to its left wing when it collided with a fuel truck while taxiing to the runway for a
Part 91 flight at Boeing Field/King County International Airport. VMC prevailed at
Sikorsky S-92A, Galliano, La., March 22, 2010–While operating in wind gusts of up to 21 knots, the helicopter was damaged when an environmental control system panel detached from the fuselage and hit the main and tail rotors.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air A90, De Kalb, Ill., March 2, 2010–Owned by Eagle Air Transport, the King Air sustained substantial damage after its left main gear collapsed during landing rollout at De Kalb Taylor Municipal Airport at the conclusion of a Part 91 flight. Weather was VMC at the time of the accident. The pilot and a company mechanic on board were uninjured.
Eurocopter AS350B3, Brownsville, Tenn., March 25, 2010–While returning to base on a Part 91 positioning flight after delivering a patient, the Memphis Medical Center helicopter was destroyed and the pilot and two flight nurses were killed when it crashed in a thunderstorm. Night IMC prevailed at the time of the accident.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 19, 2010–While operating under Part 91 on an IFR flight plan, the turboprop twin was substantially damaged in a hard landing at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field. The flight had originated at Des Moines International Airport less than an hour before, and IMC prevailed at the time of the accident. The two pilots and two passengers were uninjured.
The top official in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has called on the nation to “acknowledge, recognize and deal with the conflicts between us all on the issues of general aviation and corporate aviation.”
West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Greenjets said its shared-ride charter jet membership service has been growing quickly since it was launched in April last year. “Our business has been doubling or tripling every month,” company president Dean Rotchin told AIN. Greenjets allows customers to book seats and share charter jets, thereby reducing the cost and per-passenger carbon footprint for each flight.
The Central Europe Private Aviation (Cepa) industry association launched plans for a new business aviation trade show focused on central and eastern Europe. Cepa Expo will be held at Prague Vodochody Airport in the Czech Republic from September 29 to October 1 next year. Cepa expects the new show to draw at least 120 exhibitors and generate revenues of almost $1.4 million.
ADS-B, one of the cornerstones of the FAA’s ATC modernization plan known as NextGen, is operational in the Philadelphia area. The operational benefits in Philadelphia extend as far as Washington, D.C., and New York. According to the FAA, ADS-B provides controllers with one-second update rates versus four-and-a-half-second update rates with radar.