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March 22, 2007, 7:46 AM

Twin Jet, the largest French operator of Beechcraft 1900 turboprops since the demise last year of R-lines, continues its growth following the addition in March of two new regional routes. By year-end it expects to add at least two more links.

March 22, 2007, 7:44 AM

Belgian charter operator Flying Group’s takeover of Cap Camarat Business Jet (CCBJ) furthers the operator’s “ambition to become an important player in European business aviation,” a spokesman told AIN.

March 22, 2007, 7:39 AM

Former NBAA president Jack Olcott weighed in on the NBAA contretemps with a letter sent to member representatives. In it, he said Robert Warren’s letter reflects a “deficiency of knowledge” of the organization.

March 22, 2007, 7:37 AM

Photos surface on the Internet occasionally that are too strong just to file away. The story these pictures tell is the collision on January 16 this year between a Beech Baron B55 and a Cessna 180K near Tehachapi, Calif. (NTSB ID LAX04 FA095A/B).

March 22, 2007, 7:34 AM

It is good news that the joint program and development office (JPDO), formed recently at the direction of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, is crafting a national policy on air transportation.

March 22, 2007, 7:26 AM

The first prototype G160 Ranger, Grob-Werke’s second turboprop single, flew for the first time on March 29 from the company’s facility in Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany, about 60 miles from Munich.The seven-seat, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42A-powered G160 is an expansion of the four-seat G1

March 22, 2007, 7:23 AM

Allied Capital, a Washington, D.C.-based business development firm, last month finalized a complex, controversial $81 million deal (including closing costs) to acquire the Mercury Air Centers (FBO) division of Los Angeles-based Mercury Air Group.

March 22, 2007, 7:20 AM

In one of its longest investigations into a general aviation accident, the NTSB released its final report last month on the Oct. 10, 2000, crash of a Canadian-registered Bombardier Challenger 604 during a manufacturer’s test flight at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.

March 22, 2007, 7:16 AM

The Czech government has pledged $13.5 million over three years to a consortium of 16 companies to build and market a nine- to 14-seat twin turboprop dubbed the EV-55.

March 22, 2007, 7:15 AM

Three Italian aviation officials and an air traffic controller have been sentenced to jail terms of between six and eight years after being convicted of manslaughter and negligence over the Oct.

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