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June 8, 2007, 7:37 AM

This year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, the completions event held in Hamburg, Germany, for the past five years, opened to record crowds last month, and at the same time marked its last appearance under the United Kingdom International Press (UKIP) banner.

June 8, 2007, 7:24 AM

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming! The movie title of 41 years ago seems fitting to describe at least the perception of what is contributing to the current uptick in the large-cabin segment of the used aircraft market.

June 8, 2007, 6:42 AM

Agusta A109A II, Edmonds, Wash., Sept. 29, 2005–The NTSB could not determine the reason for loss of control during the maneuvering flight, which resulted in “an in-flight collision with water.” The helicopter was returning to base at night, over the ocean.

June 8, 2007, 6:38 AM

Beech C99, Butte, Mont., March 18, 2006–The NTSB attributed the Ameriflight cargo airplane’s crash into mountains to the copilot’s failure to follow the published instrument approach procedure and the captain/PIC’s inadequate supervision.

June 8, 2007, 6:33 AM

Eurocopter AS 350-B3, Apache Junction, Ariz., Dec. 14, 2004–The NTSB could not determine the reason for the loss of control the PHI AS 350 experienced on its final approach. The pilot was attempting to land in a parking lot to pick up an accident victim.

June 8, 2007, 6:26 AM

Bombardier CRJ (CL-600-2D24), Las Vegas, April 30, 2006–Northwest Airlines ground service personnel failed to set the parking brake properly on the lead baggage cart, which crashed into a Mesa Airlines CRJ taxiing for departure at McCarran International Airport, the NTSB determined.

June 8, 2007, 6:22 AM

Piaggio Avanti, Eagle, Colo., Jan. 15, 2007–The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the Avanti on landing was the cause of the accident, according to the NTSB.

June 8, 2007, 6:14 AM

Eurocopter AS 350-B3, Yellow Pine, Idaho, Aug. 13, 2006–The AS 350 was destroyed and the commercial pilot and three passengers killed when the helicopter crashed 18 miles west of Yellow Pine.

June 7, 2007, 12:25 PM

Monday is the final day to comment on a proposed rule published by the FAA that, if enacted, would extend the duration of first- and third-class medical certificates for airmen under the age of 40.

June 7, 2007, 12:22 PM

Details are emerging about the Cessna 550 that crashed into Lake Michigan Monday. NTSB senior investigator John Brannen revealed that the pilots had made a distress call involving “runaway trim” immediately after takeoff.

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