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October 30, 2007, 11:17 AM

According to statistics compiled by Boca Raton, Fla.-based safety analyst Robert E.

October 30, 2007, 11:15 AM

The third prototype of the Grob SPn flew for the first time yesterday, lifting off the runway at 9:28 a.m. from the company’s airfield at Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany.

October 30, 2007, 11:14 AM

The Transportation Security Administration plans soon to release changes to the voluntary general aviation security guidelines, and is looking at ways to “positively identify” pilots before and in flight.

October 30, 2007, 11:13 AM

Bombardier Aerospace this morning launched the clean-sheet Learjet NXT to fill the gap between its midsize $13.3 million Learjet 60XR and $21 million super-midsize Challenger 300.

October 29, 2007, 10:36 AM

SAS has again grounded all 27 of its Bombardier Q400s after the right main landing gear on one of its airplanes failed to fully extend upon landing in Copenhagen on Saturday.

October 29, 2007, 6:05 AM

Industry reaction has been mostly positive to President Bush’s nomination of acting FAA Administrator Bobby Sturgell to a five-year term to lead the agency.

October 29, 2007, 6:03 AM

Waltham, Mass.-based Raytheon is selling Flight Options, its Cleveland-based business aircraft fractional share division. On October 15 the company entered into a definitive agreement to sell the fractional provider to HIG Capital, a Miami-based global private investment firm.

October 29, 2007, 5:57 AM

Cessna’s intended acquisition of Bend, Ore.-based Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing, announced late in September, will complement Cessna’s latest piston-engine development, the next-generation piston (NGP).

October 29, 2007, 5:45 AM

On October 23, Sentient Flight Group purchased Hawker Beechcraft’s charter/management business. The announcement came one day after Sentient said it had agreed to buy TAG Aviation USA’s management business.

October 29, 2007, 5:43 AM

While the FAA in early October released its Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) covering future mandatory carriage of ADS-B avionics, serious questions have already been raised about it.