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January 11, 2007, 10:22 AM

An announcement is expected imminently that Charles Keegan will be leaving the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) for a senior position at Raytheon.

January 11, 2007, 10:20 AM

Health and security assistance provider MedAire disclosed that its two largest shareholders have reached a letter of agreement “outlining mutual goals and strategies in relation to the direction and control of MedAire” that would effectively place control of the company in the hands of its larges

January 11, 2007, 10:17 AM

Chalk’s Ocean Airways has voluntarily grounded its remaining fleet of four Grumman Turbo Mallards after investigators found a serious fatigue crack in the wing spar of the Mallard that crashed off Miami Beach on Monday.

January 11, 2007, 6:45 AM

An emergency AD issued Friday requires that before further flight operators perform a “detailed visual inspection to detect repairs, cracking or corrosion” of the wing spars and other structural components in Frakes Aviation turboprop-converted Mallard seaplanes.

January 11, 2007, 6:43 AM

The NTSB recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from the Learjet 35A that crashed while on final approach to Truckee Tahoe Airport, Calif., on the afternoon of December 28, but there was no immediate word as to its condition or the presence of useful information.

January 11, 2007, 6:41 AM

As expected, the FAA is withdrawing a delayed final rule that amended the service difficulty reporting (SDR) requirements for air carriers and repair stations certified under FAR Part 121, 135 and/or 145. The effective date of the rule, adopted in September 2000, has been delayed several times.

January 11, 2007, 6:39 AM

On Thursday, Raytheon closed an agreement with minority shareholders Brantley Partners, Brantley Capital and Monitor Clipper Equity Partners to purchase their remaining interest in Cleveland-based fractional provider Flight Options LLC. Terms were not immediately disclosed.

January 11, 2007, 6:37 AM

New regulations regarding aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation have been amended in response to concerns raised by the business aviation industry that the requirements–effective Sept. 2, 2005-applied to a much broader range of components in in-service airplanes than was originally intended.

January 11, 2007, 6:32 AM

An airworthiness directive published last month requiring replacement of Shadin ADC-2000 computers only affects aircraft owners with “Quick Start” models or those who participated in Alaska’s Capstone project.

January 11, 2007, 6:28 AM

Sikorsky reported Tuesday that it received FAA certification for its S-76C++ helicopter, an improved version of the S-76C+. The inaugural C++ went to PHI (formerly Petroleum Helicopters), where it will be used for offshore oil support and employee transfer missions.

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