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January 24, 2007, 10:08 AM

With three major storms in three weeks (and winter far from over), the Denver area has not only had its share of snow this season but seems also to be hogging all the snow that many other areas of the U.S. expect. Ski slopes in parts of the Northeast U.S.

January 24, 2007, 10:07 AM

Twin Commander 690, Denver, Colo., Dec. 5, 2006–As the Twin Commander started up at Centennial Airport, the right engine caught fire. Damage was unknown at press time and no injuries had been reported. The business flight was en route to Kearney, Neb., on an IFR flight plan.

January 24, 2007, 10:06 AM

Bell 412, Hesperia, Calif., Dec. 10, 2006–Bell 412SP N410MA, operated by LifeNet dba Mercy Air Services, crashed in the mountains near the top of Cajon Pass, killing the commercial pilot and two medical crewmembers. The helicopter was destroyed in the post-crash fire.

January 24, 2007, 10:05 AM

Bombardier Learjet 36, San Diego, Dec. 1, 2006–While maneuvering off the coast near San Diego, Learjet N26FN lost its right elevator. The public-use flight, with two pilots and one passenger aboard, had departed North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego.

January 24, 2007, 10:03 AM

Gulfstream G1159B, Burbank, Calif., Oct. 13, 2006–Landing at Bob Hope Airport, the GII rolled into the engineered materials arresting system (EMAS) at the end of Runway 8. The captain said that the airplane landed in the first 20 percent of the runway and slowed to taxi speed.

January 24, 2007, 9:54 AM

The momentum that began to build in the used jet market late last summer is rolling into this year. Overall inventory is about where it was a year ago, but after a significant month-over-month build-up through July, sales activity heightened and just as quickly reversed direction.

January 24, 2007, 9:53 AM

Check out www.brakesoff.com for pilots’ comments on airport amenities and add a few of your own. An entry about the Reading, Pa. airport: “Wings are back at Reading!!!

January 24, 2007, 9:51 AM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is replacing its annual convention with two new conferences.

January 24, 2007, 9:49 AM

See www.flightsafety.org/damagecalculator for a new model for estimating the cost of ground accidents.

January 24, 2007, 9:47 AM

Bloomington-Normal Central Illinois Regional Airport is home to Platinum Jet Center BMI’s new FBO, which opened in October. The FBO’s 20,000-sq-ft heated hangar “is the largest hangar in the Midwest,” said vice president and general manager David Schlentner, and is tall enough to accept a BBJ.

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