Beech King Air E90, Carlsbad, Calif., July 3, 2007 – Taking off from McClellan/Palomar Airport on an IFR flight plan in IMC, the King Air hit 230,000-volt powerlines and was destroyed. The pilot and passenger were killed, and one person on the ground was hit by debris. Visibility was one-quarter mile, with an indefinite ceiling of 100 feet. Temperature and dew point were 63 degrees F.
Aviation International News » September 2007
Cessna 550 Citation II, Milwaukee, Wis., June 4, 2007 – The two crewmembers (ATP-rated pilots) and four passengers (a medical team from the University of Michigan Health System) were killed when the medical transport flight crashed into Lake Michigan near Milwaukee.
• Pushing hard to wrap up business before they took their customary August break, lawmakers devoted a good deal of time to deciding what to do about the Iraq war and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
An appropriations bill approved by the House of Representatives shortly before Congress adjourned for its summer recess contains increases for NASA aeronautics research, along with hikes for exploration and earth and space sciences.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has dismissed all of natca’s charges of unfair labor practices related to the negotiation and implementation of the 2006 air traffic controllers contract. The authority also dismissed unfair labor practice charges that the FAA filed against the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (pass).
The head of the 14,000-member air traffic controllers union said last month that the FAA is trumpeting the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) to mask poor morale and severe staffing shortages among its controller workforce.
Rosen Aviation’s 17- and 20-inch display monitors have been selected as standard equipment for Gulfstream’s G450 and G550 cabin entertainment systems. Gulfstream Aerospace has also recognized the Eugene, Ore.-based company as one of its 2006 Top Performer suppliers, based on quality and on-time delivery...
Flying Colours, the Peterborough, Ontario center, is adding 30,000 sq ft to its current completion and maintenance facility that will also include a client lounge, conference facility and offices.
Midcoast Aviation of East Cahokia, Ill., has taken delivery of the first of four Challenger 850s, all of which will be completed for VistaJet. The Canadian dedicated charter operator has a fleet primarily of medium- to long-range business jets and operates more than 275 flights monthly, carrying a total of some 500 passengers.
GMT, a Rhode Island-based composites specialist, recently delivered two highly customized showers to MAV Aircraft Services for installation in an executive Boeing 767 being done by the Fort Worth-based interiors specialist. Both composite enclosures measure 40 inches in diameter, 80 inches tall and feature curved, transparent Lexan doors and a slightly raised floor that allows water to run off around the edge and into a hidden drain.