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March 22, 2007, 8:18 AM

Jim Ziegler, v-p and general manager of Bombardier business aviation services, and Keith Miller, v-p of engineering for Learjet in Wichita, have left Bombardier Aerospace. Ziegler’s decision to leave the company was based on personal reasons, and he plans to remain in the Wichita area.

March 22, 2007, 8:18 AM

While the Bell 427 has struggled for acceptance in the helicopter community, one LongRanger derivative that has been a success from the start is the single-engine 407, which has sold in the hundreds since its launch in the late 1990s.

March 22, 2007, 8:17 AM

By launching the IFR version of its 427 model at Heli-Expo, in Las Vegas in March, Bell Helicopter finally acknowledged its mistakes in introducing the type in the first place, almost 10 years before.

March 22, 2007, 8:15 AM

Avcon Industries of Olathe, Kan., has obtained group approval for its RVSM upgrade for the Learjet 24 and 25, including models with various wing modifications. The retail price of the modification is $156,975, including a functional test flight.

March 22, 2007, 8:14 AM

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association urged the Senate appropriations transportation subcommittee to ask FAA Administrator Marion Blakey what the agency plans to do about “the looming air traffic control staffing crisis.” The association anticipates a personnel shortage of up to 50 per

March 22, 2007, 8:12 AM

Siberian regional airline UTair has selected the Franco-Italian ATR 42 as its primary growth platform in the first-ever open tender for regional turboprops held by a Russian airline.

March 22, 2007, 8:12 AM

The single-engine, four/five-passenger Sport-Jet is the latest aircraft to join the very light jet race. The aircraft is under development by Excel-Jet of Monument, Colo., whose president is Bob Bornhofen, designer of the Maverick Leader kitbuilt jet.

March 22, 2007, 8:11 AM

The Illinois DOT selected Palwaukee Municipal as the state’s general aviation reliever airport of the year.

March 22, 2007, 8:11 AM

The Air Line Pilots Association finally appears ready to play ball with Northwest Airlines as the Minneapolis-based company pushes for a new deal to allow 70-seat jets to fly within the Northwest Airlink regional network.

March 22, 2007, 8:07 AM

As every pilot and mechanic knows, high temperatures are the bane of any engine. But as engineers strive to design smaller, more powerful turbine engines by adding compressor stages, the compression ratio goes up and so does the temperature of the ram air.

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