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August 30, 2007, 5:36 AM

Five people perished on August 5 when their King Air E90B crashed on departure from Ruidoso Airport in New Mexico. The aircraft was operated by Southwest MedEvac of Las Cruces, N.M., and the flight had been dispatched as Part 135 when the accident happened.

August 30, 2007, 5:34 AM

Denver-based Air Methods has reached a definitive agreement to acquire all the stock of FSS Airholdings, the parent company of medical helicopter provider CJ Systems. CJ operates 113 medevac helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft and employs 800 people nationwide.

August 30, 2007, 5:32 AM

The FAA recently issued Advisory Circular (AC) 91-78, which clarifies that electronic charts, whether obtained through installed or portable display, are legal to use in

August 30, 2007, 5:30 AM

Montreal-based flight simulator manufacturer and operator CAE announced last month it will acquire flight-safety company Flightscape in a deal worth approximately C$18 million. Flightscape designs software that enables the study and interpretation of recorded flight data.

August 30, 2007, 5:28 AM

Gulfstream’s more spacious rework of the Westwind-derived G100, the G150, received EASA certification last month. The airplane achieved FAA and Israeli certification in the fall of 2005.

August 29, 2007, 12:09 PM

Flight operational quality assurance (FOQA) programs are finally seeing application in business aviation, and in early February the Altria flight department revealed that it has been working with the Flight Safety Foundation in developing a FOQA demonstration program.

August 29, 2007, 11:52 AM

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) increased the fees it charges for various services on July 1, but it also lowered some fees.

August 29, 2007, 11:31 AM

After a year-and-a-half-long court battle, maintenance-tracking provider Camp Systems International and Gulfstream Aerospace signed a cross-licensing agreement that settles the dispute.

August 29, 2007, 11:29 AM

Airports throughout Jamaica, Mexico and Belize were shut down at press time as Hurricane Dean plowed through the Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula. In Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica Airport and Norman Manley International Airport remained closed for more than two days following the storm.

August 29, 2007, 11:23 AM

In a preliminary report on the July 10 crash of a Cessna 310R in Sanford, Fla., the NTSB said it could find “no obvious pre-impact mechanical malfunctions” in either of the airplane’s engines.

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