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April 30, 2007, 10:42 AM

On April 1, the NTSB celebrated its 40th anniversary. On that date in 1967, the Bureau of Safety was removed from the Civil Aeronautics Board and became the new accident investigation agency.

April 30, 2007, 10:37 AM

The FAA released official guidance last month regarding ATC’s ability to define and describe precipitation to pilots, including the terms controllers will use to describe the area of weather.

April 30, 2007, 10:30 AM

Between Raytheon Aircraft becoming Hawker Beechcraft (HB) and delivering the Hawker 4000 and Cessna delivering the Mustang, 2007 is a big year in Wichita. But the two companies are also celebrating multiple birthdays this year.

April 30, 2007, 10:25 AM

Sporty’s Pilot Shop, holder of Cessna Mustang position number 13, has decided it will raffle its new VLJ and donate the funds to the Sporty’s Foundation.

April 30, 2007, 10:23 AM

An April 10 safety recommendation issued by the NTSB calls for the FAA to revise its policies related to air traffic controller work schedules to account for disruptive sleep patterns and the accumulation of so-called sleep debt.

April 30, 2007, 10:23 AM

Mesaba Airlines expected to exit bankruptcy during the last week of April, following the approval of its reorganization plan by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Kishel.

April 30, 2007, 10:22 AM

Piper president and CEO Jim Bass said that orders for the single-engine PiperJet have reached 186 and that the company “has made great headway on the PiperJet.” The company probably won’t select the avionics package until later this year, he said, and Piper is considering building a new PiperJet

April 30, 2007, 10:22 AM

Mesa Air Group’s latest code-share partner, Kona, Hawaii-based Mokulele Airlines, flew its first scheduled flight as go!Express last month with a new nine-seat Cessna Grand Caravan.

April 30, 2007, 10:21 AM

The board of Deutsche Lufthansa, Europe’s second-largest airline, has approved a $1.5 billion expenditure for 30 Embraer E190s and 15 Bombardier CRJ900s.  

April 30, 2007, 10:19 AM

Northwest Airlines’ newest regional subsidiary, Compass Airlines, planned to launch twice-daily service on May 2 between Minneapolis and Washington Dulles International Airport.

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