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October 11, 2007, 6:35 AM

The NTSB continues its investigation into a fatal crash April 24 that killed the pilot when his TBM 700 turboprop single hit a 38-foot telephone pole, then burst into flames a half-mile short of Runway 18 at Mobile Downtown Airport, Ala., at 8:10 p.m. VMC prevailed at the time.

October 11, 2007, 6:34 AM

When Bill Lear visited Switzerland more than 40 years ago, he was introduced to the P-16 fighter and became especially captivated with the wing design. That led to the design of the wing of the Learjet 23 and its first flight on Oct. 7, 1963. The rest of the story, as it is said, is history.

October 11, 2007, 6:34 AM

Dassault Falcon Jet announced last month that as a central thrust in its strategy to bolster customer support it has spent more than $7 million on the Wilmington, Del. service facility and FBO that it bought from Atlantic Aviation in October 2000.

October 11, 2007, 6:33 AM

Bombardier has started flying an enhanced vision system (EVS) on the Global Express.

October 11, 2007, 6:32 AM

Federal legislation introduced last month would require surface-to-air missile (SAM) protection, similar to that now used on military transport aircraft, on all of the nearly 7,000 U.S.-registered jet airliners. The bill, coauthored by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep.

October 11, 2007, 6:32 AM

A May 1 AD (2003-09-09) extends the provisions of an earlier airworthiness directive calling for a one-time inspection to check for chafed or damaged wiring in the fuel boost pumps in about 370 U.S.-registered Cessna 441 Conquests.

October 11, 2007, 6:30 AM

The FAA is reviewing a proposed Part 150 noise compatibility program for Toledo Express Airport, Ohio. A public comment period ends March 24. No later than July 22, the FAA is scheduled to approve or disapprove the proposed program. Noise-footprint maps have already been approved.

October 11, 2007, 6:29 AM

In a letter sent in late April to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, NBAA expressed “deep concern” regarding the process by which foreign nationals obtain permission for flight training in the U.S.

October 11, 2007, 6:29 AM

A new list from the Transportation Safety Administration contains 64 items that airline passengers cannot have with them in the terminal as well as on the aircraft.

October 11, 2007, 6:28 AM

Reducing the incidence of damage to aircraft on the ramp is the aim of the ground accident prevention (GAP) initiative now under way by the Flight Safety Foundation.

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