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July 6, 2007, 5:27 AM

Eurocopter AS 350B3, San Elizario, Texas, May 22, 2007–The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air Operations AS 350 was destroyed when it crashed after a loss of control while maneuvering on a routine border patrol mission.

July 6, 2007, 5:22 AM

Cessna Citation S550 Bravo, Dillon, Mont., May 3, 2007–The ATP-rated owner-pilot and a passenger were killed when the Citation Bravo crashed on a circling instrument approach at Dillon in VMC.

July 5, 2007, 12:31 PM

The Solar Impulse has made significant progress toward its goal of being the first solar-powered aircraft to fly at night. Led by psychiatrist and accomplished aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, the team began construction of the 200-foot-wingspan prototype in late April.

July 5, 2007, 12:27 PM

The crash of a Chalk’s Ocean Airways Grumman G-73T Turbo Mallard on Dec. 19, 2005, was due to failure of the amphibian’s right wing.

July 5, 2007, 12:17 PM

Virgin USA has launched Virgin Charter, an online marketplace for charter operators and customers.

July 5, 2007, 12:10 PM

Airbus CEO John Leahy confirmed at the Paris Air Show that the company has the first firm commitment for its giant A380 airliner for conversion to an executive/VIP role.

July 5, 2007, 12:09 PM

Eurocopter announced recently that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the EC 145 for civil night-vision goggle (NVG) operations, and in doing so, according to Eurocopter, making it the first OEM to offer commercial helicopter NVG capabilities from the factory.

July 5, 2007, 12:08 PM

The 12th annual NBAA Flight Attendants Conference, held June 29 and 30 in San Diego, stressed safety and security, as well as service and career development.

July 5, 2007, 12:01 PM

The NTSB said last week it is investigating an accident that occurred at Boston Logan International on June 20 in which an American Eagle ERJ 135 struck the runway with the gear retracted before taking off again for a go-around.

July 5, 2007, 11:59 AM

Brazilian airframer Embraer’s new Phenom 100 very light jet is currently undergoing ground testing in preparation for its first flight. The VLJ has already concluded its engine run, which saw the Phenom’s two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F engines installed and tested on the airframe.

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