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April 2, 2007, 10:28 AM

Dean Borgman, chairman of Sikorsky Aircraft, retired on July 1. Borgman, 62, was appointed chairman last year after serving as the helicopter manufacturer’s president since 1998. Steve Finger, who was named president of the company when Borgman became chairman, will now lead the company.

April 2, 2007, 10:27 AM

Pilot-in-command Lowell Lawson, 67, and copilot James Robinson were killed June 13 when their King Air 200 crashed on a Part 135 positioning flight from its home base at Summerville Airport, W. Va., to pick up passengers at Greenbriar Valley Airport in Lewisburg, about 30 miles southeast.

April 2, 2007, 10:26 AM

The pilot’s decision to rapidly maneuver the helicopter at a high density altitude near steeply sloping terrain was the cause of a fatal air-tour helicopter crash on Aug. 10, 2001, according to the NTSB’s final report.

April 2, 2007, 10:06 AM

Raytheon Aircraft is proclaiming victory in its ongoing efforts to turn around its customer-support operations, and is now focusing on sustaining that claimed turnaround. Ultimately, the company wants to redefine the way the business aviation industry provides customer support.

April 2, 2007, 10:01 AM

The S-92 medium-twin helicopter has become the first rotorcraft to be certified by the new European Aviation Safety Agency. Transport Canada certification is expected later this year summer and full icing certification later this year.

April 2, 2007, 10:00 AM

The Texas DOT has awarded an $8.3 million federal grant for the first phase of a planned $20 million project to renovate and expand general aviation facilities at Sugar Land Regional Airport, reported the Fort Bend/Southwest Sun.

April 2, 2007, 8:28 AM

A Raytheon Premier I that ran off the runway on landing at North Las Vegas Airport (VGT) on May 27 might have gotten caught in a wind shift from a crosswind to a quartering tailwind moments before touching down.

April 2, 2007, 8:22 AM

The fractional aircraft industry continued to grow during the 12 months ending April 30. Shares at the four major providers and 16 regional/local companies tracked by AvData of Wichita increased 7.2 percent, to more than 6,350.

April 2, 2007, 8:17 AM

The Air Line Pilots Association, the union that represents most of the nation’s airline pilots, has endorsed Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for President.

April 2, 2007, 8:16 AM

NBAA board chairman Donald Baldwin, who currently serves as the association’s interim president and CEO in the wake of Shelley Longmuir’s April 1 departure, has withdrawn his name from consideration as president of the association.

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