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March 22, 2007, 9:49 AM

The former v-p of general aviation sales and business development for Air BP, David Brinson, has formed Avian Solutions in Marshall, Va.

March 22, 2007, 9:49 AM

2003–The NTSB cited the flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the flight of Grand Aire Express’s Falcon 20 N183GA, while practicing ILS approaches in IMC with low clouds and rime ice, for causing the airplane to crash.

March 22, 2007, 9:48 AM

FlightSafety has added Learjet 35/35A and King Air 350 simulators to its training facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The FAA level-C device for the Learjet features FlightSafety’s Vital VIII daylight visual system.

March 22, 2007, 9:47 AM

Guardian Jet Center, an FBO and Avfuel dealer at Ontario International Airport, Calif., last month opened a 22,000-sq-ft hangar and adjoining 2,000-sq-ft office space.

March 22, 2007, 9:47 AM

Israel Aircraft Industries 1124 Westwind, Tocumen, Panama, July 2, 2004–Westwind N280AT, operated by Air Trek as a Part 135 air ambulance flight, crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from the Tocumen International Airport. The airplane was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.

March 22, 2007, 9:46 AM

Bombardier delivered its first corporate-owned Challenger 300 to Dean Phillips Inc., a multi-services company based in Quincy, Ill. A Bombardier customer since 1993, Dean Phillips also operates a Learjet 60. Company president Dean Phillips and his wife both have Learjet type ratings.

March 22, 2007, 9:45 AM

Gates Learjet 35A, New Castle, St. Kitts and Nevis, July 13, 2004–Learjet N829CA, en route VFR from St. Maarten, hit the perimeter fence on approach to Runway 10 at Vance W. Amory Airport, New Castle, St. Kitts and Nevis, sustaining substantial damage.

March 22, 2007, 9:45 AM

The FAA will present its seventh seminar on domestic RVSM airspace on June 9 and 10 in Atlanta. The goal of the seminar is to provide regulatory and procedural information on DRVSM.

March 22, 2007, 9:44 AM

Learjet 55, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 19, 2004–Learjet N55LF overran Runway 31 during its landing roll at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, in VMC. Neither the ATP pilot nor the commercial copilot was injured, but the airplane was substantially damaged.

March 22, 2007, 9:44 AM

Enviro Systems of Seminole, Okla., was selected by Cessna to supply the vapor-cycle air conditioning system for the Citation Mustang very light jet. Meanwhile, Ducommun AeroStructure in California will manufacturer all of the airframe skin panels for the Eclipse 500 very light jet.

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