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September 27, 2007, 6:10 AM

A Petroleum Helicopters Bell 407 ditched into the Gulf of Mexico on August 16 after an apparent catastrophic engine failure. The pilot and a sole passenger escaped without injury after autorotating and deploying pop-out floats.

September 27, 2007, 6:09 AM

MD Helicopters has requested a concessionary renegotiation of the land leases for its main plant and offices at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz.

September 27, 2007, 5:58 AM

Honeywell last month gave the first flight demonstrations of an RNP (required navigation performance) approach being developed at Morristown Municipal Airport (MMU), located just a stone’s throw from the company’s global headquarters in New Jersey.

September 27, 2007, 5:38 AM

Lawmakers had much to think about when they returned from their summer break at the end of August. A Gallup poll revealed that the job approval rating for the Democrat-led Congress had dropped to 18 percent, the lowest rating since Gallup began tracking public opinion in 1974.

September 27, 2007, 4:49 AM

Four former military airports that have been converted to civilian airports have been granted funds under the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

September 27, 2007, 4:45 AM

Kathy Perfetti, who as an FAA staffer headed the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (which resulted in FAR Part 91, Subpart K) and led the Part 125/135 Aviation Rulemaking Committee, has joined the International Business Aviation Council as the standards manager for IBAC’s Interna

September 26, 2007, 4:19 PM

“We believe the electronic flight bag is just the beginning of a trend,” said Philippe Roy, general manager of Mercury Computer Systems’ avionics and unmanned systems group.

September 26, 2007, 3:52 PM

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing rules governing inbound international flights of business jets.

September 26, 2007, 3:50 PM

Delegates from Nagoya Airport are here at the NBAA Convention to promote the airport as Japan’s business aviation gateway. The field has seen a 32-percent increase in business aviation traffic, climbing from 90 movements in 2005 to 119 last year.

September 26, 2007, 3:49 PM

Dassault’s upcoming super-midsize business jet, already known to have fly-by-wire flight controls and Rolls-Royce engines, remains an otherwise fluid project at this stage.

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