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October 8, 2007, 6:48 AM

The NTSB has called on the FAA to require more extensive inspections of transport-category airplanes for possible structural damage after they encounter severe turbulence.

October 8, 2007, 6:47 AM

Grumann G-159, Linneus, Maine, July 19, 2000–Two pilots perished when an engine failed in night IMC about 2,000 ft above the aircraft’s single-engine service ceiling (“Accident Recaps,” September 2000, page 131).

October 8, 2007, 6:46 AM

Aviation Partners now expects to obtain an STC this month for its winglets for the Hawker 800 series. The project has been in the works for a couple of years. Failure to obtain certain OEM data and changes in FAA certification methods lengthened the STC process.

October 8, 2007, 6:46 AM

The economy is recovering more quickly than some experts predicted, though not as robustly as expected.

October 8, 2007, 6:45 AM

The new Raisbeck Learjet 35ZR will be introduced this month

October 8, 2007, 6:45 AM

Cessna 402C, Vieques, Puerto Rico, July 8, 2000–“One main landing gear tire, wheel and brake assembly, the left wing lower skin from the area above the wing flap, the left wing baggage compartment door, the right nose baggage compartment door, the cabin floor cover and some items

October 8, 2007, 6:44 AM

Tail-rotor failure appears to be the culprit in the May 4 crash of a Eurocopter AS 350 news helicopter in New York City.

October 8, 2007, 6:44 AM

Beech King Air 200, Seattle, Wash., April 8, 2001–“The pilot’s failure to properly follow pre-takeoff checklists…and his subsequent failure to properly perform a manual landing-gear extension, resulting in a landing with the gear not down and locked” is the introduction to the pr

October 8, 2007, 6:42 AM

AgustaWestland appointed former Bell CEO John Murphey to run Agusta-WestlandBell (AWB), the joint-venture company formed to manage the US-101 helicopter program.

October 8, 2007, 6:41 AM

Perhaps as an example of the NTSB moving forward on long-outstanding issues, it has asked the FAA to require nonscheduled Part 135 operators to report activity data annually, including flight hours, revenue miles, aircraft types and missions.