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July 23, 2007, 11:08 AM

As of June 28, operators of Stage 2 aircraft with an mtow of less than 75,000 pounds are prohibited from using Jackson Hole Airport, Wyo. Willful violations of the ban are punishable by a fine of up to $750 and possible imprisonment of up to one year per violation.

July 23, 2007, 11:07 AM

The flight instructor’s lack of experience was cited by the NTSB as causing the fatal crash of a Falcon 20 on April 8, 2003, in Swanton, Ohio. The crew was practicing ILS approaches in IMC with low clouds and rime ice.

July 23, 2007, 11:05 AM

The Senate last week passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (the “Highway Bill”), which authorizes surface transportation spending through fiscal year 2009. The legislation includes two provisions that could affect business aviation if signed into law, according to NBAA.

July 23, 2007, 11:05 AM

Pogo is the new name for the former iFly Air Taxi, a company that plans initially to use 75 Adam A700 very light twinjets as a start toward a national “air limo” network.

July 23, 2007, 11:02 AM

Preliminary analysis of the fatal crash of an air ambulance IAI Westwind on July 2 at Panama City Tocumen International Airport indicates both Honeywell TFE731 engines were “spooling perfectly” before the crash, according to an investigator on site.

July 23, 2007, 11:00 AM

Automatic throttle systems are now available as a $220,000 option for new Gulfstream 200s, as well a retrofit for the more than 90 Galaxy/G200s currently in service.

July 23, 2007, 10:59 AM

Korea Aerospace Industries and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace will collaborate with Bell to “develop, certify, produce and market the 427i light twin IFR helicopter.” The 427i will have IFR capability, as well as increased cabin size and performance over the current VFR-only 427, according to Bell.

July 23, 2007, 10:57 AM

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House aviation subcommittee and self-described “persistent bastard,” continues to rail against the lack of action in reopening Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to most general aviation operations.

July 23, 2007, 10:54 AM

Bell Helicopter’s commercial division knows as well as anyone about the challenge of making a living in a stagnant industry that appears unlikely to grow beyond generally accepted delivery projections of 400 to 500 helicopters a year.

July 23, 2007, 10:53 AM

Holders of the Marquis Jet Card will have new restrictions requiring that they book flights further in advance during peak travel times due to unexpected growth in flying hours by NetJets share owners over the last year, according to NetJets chairman Richard Santulli.

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