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November 7, 2007, 10:10 AM

While the first two prototypes of the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 lead-in fighter trainer are engaged in a development program, a third is taking shape at the Italian manufacturer’s Venegono facility.

November 6, 2007, 10:05 AM

Light aircraft fractional provider OurPlane last week took delivery of the first Eclipse 500 that will be operated under Part 91K fractional aircraft ownership rules. The very light jet, Eclipse 500 S/N 066, is based at SheltAir at Jacksonville International Airport for a corporate customer.

November 6, 2007, 10:04 AM

Brazilian officials are still combing through the wreckage of a Learjet 35 that crashed Sunday in São Paulo, killing at least eight people.

November 6, 2007, 10:03 AM

Hawker Beechcraft has hired Harris Williams to shop seven of its U.S. fuel and line operations–a move not unexpected after the company announced late last month that it was selling its aircraft and charter management division to Sentient Flight Group.

November 6, 2007, 10:02 AM

“The nightmare scenario that we talk about is the possibility of a weapon of mass destruction being detonated in a city,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said at yesterday’s NATA Aviation Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

November 6, 2007, 10:01 AM

According to the Orlando Sentinel, state and local officials are drafting an incentive package to lure fractional provider NetJets to Orlando, Fla.

November 6, 2007, 9:25 AM

When the FAA pulled the trigger on AMI Jet Charter and TAG Aviation USA last month, a silence settled over the land that was almost reminiscent of the empty skies after 9/11.

November 6, 2007, 9:18 AM

Jeffrey Lee has been named chairman of the NBAA board of directors. He previously served as vice chairman and treasurer, and he replaces Kenneth Emerick, who will continue to serve on the executive committee. Pat Cunningham will replace Lee.

November 6, 2007, 7:29 AM

Embraer ERJ 135LR, Newark, N.J., July 24, 2006–The NTSB determined that the captain of the American Eagle ERJ 135 failed to follow company procedures, which resulted in pushback with the parking brake set.

November 6, 2007, 7:28 AM

Swearingen SA-226T, Teterboro, N.J., May 31, 2005–The NTSB blamed the pilot’s “improper decision to depart with a known deficiency, which resulted in a loss of control during landing at the destination airport.

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