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March 30, 2007, 10:32 AM

Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) was recently awarded an STC for a new avionics suite on Bombardier Challengers.

March 30, 2007, 10:30 AM

The NTSB has recommended that the FAA issue a regulation similar to FAR 119.39 to apply to applicants for a Part 145 repair station certificate.

March 30, 2007, 10:29 AM

PrivateSky Aviation Services, Inc. (www. privatesky.net) of Fort Myers, Fla., has enhanced its NDT capability with the addition of a ComScan non-destructive testing scanning machine. The company is an FAA-certified Part 145 repair station specializing in Gulfstream IIs, IIIs, IVs and Vs.

March 30, 2007, 9:59 AM

The Aviation Parts and Components (AVPAC) network of Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has changed its name to Duncan Aviation Parts Support Services. The name change was a marketing move to more closely identify AVPAC with the services it offers and with its parent company.

March 30, 2007, 9:58 AM

Bookajet International, the UK executive charter operator that rose from the ashes of bankrupt Chauffair, is now hiring pilots, mechanics, sales and support staff as it seeks to expand its business from a new base at Southampton Airport.

March 30, 2007, 9:55 AM

The FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive last month to all Robinson R22 owners and operators, calling for them to carry out immediate checks to assess the serviceability of their main rotor blades.

March 30, 2007, 9:54 AM

AgustaWestland recently disclosed it is moving production of the A119 Koala single-engine helicopter from Italy to Philadelphia. Flanked by Pennsylvania Gov.

March 30, 2007, 9:53 AM

Bell Helicopter was at last month’s Heli-Expo in Las Vegas in force as usual, with a 412 and a 407 on display at its booth. At the static area, the Texas-based helicopter manufacturer had several new-design 427 mockups, an Eagle Eye UAV and a Bell 430.

March 30, 2007, 9:49 AM

A deluge of orders for new helicopters during HAI’s Heli-Expo, held in Las Vegas last month, surprised even seasoned industry watchers on the floor.

March 30, 2007, 8:03 AM

The 98- to 108-seat Embraer 190 officially began its year-and-a-half-long flight-test campaign on March 12, when the first prototype took off from Embraer’s São José dos Campos, Brazil assembly facility for a 2-hour 45-minute mission.

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