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April 30, 2007, 5:55 AM

The NTSB has published the final report on the Icing-related crash of a Cessna Citation 560 that stalled during approach to Runway 26R at Pueblo Memorial Airport on Feb. 16, 2005. The two pilots and six passengers were killed.

April 30, 2007, 5:53 AM

Europe’s primary weapon against global warming is the Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), a program rooted in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

April 30, 2007, 5:52 AM

French engine manufacturer Snecma is making progress with plans to develop a turbofan in the 10,000-pound-thrust class. The manufacturer revealed plans last October to enter the business jet engine market.

April 30, 2007, 5:52 AM

In an unusual policy step, the FAA sought comments last month on a draft letter of interpretation regarding the meaning of the term “known icing conditions,” used–but undefined–in the FARs.

April 30, 2007, 5:50 AM

Comments are due June 11 on a proposal from the FAA to increase the duration of first-class and third-class medicals for airmen under the age of 40. Currently, first-class medical certificates are valid for six months, regardless of age.

April 30, 2007, 5:49 AM

The life of a component supplier is a difficult one in the aerospace and business aviation industries. Being dependent on the airframe manufacturers for business severely limits a company’s ability to expand to new markets.

April 30, 2007, 5:47 AM

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer released mixed first-quarter delivery numbers last month. The company delivered 25 aircraft, of which five were business jets.

April 30, 2007, 5:46 AM

Gulfstream Aerospace broke ground on a new manufacturing site last month. The 306,000-sq-ft facility is the first since the company brought GII production to Savannah in 1967. The building is slated to be completed next April.

April 30, 2007, 5:42 AM

Nav Canada last month proposed a 3-percent reduction in its customer service charges, effective September 1. This is the second consecutive year that the country’s ATC provider has cut its charges, following an average reduction of 1.8 percent that took effect last September.

April 30, 2007, 5:37 AM

Business aircraft manufacturers and operators had better tackle their environmental image sooner rather than later. Global warming has replaced noise as the number-one aviation-related environmental concern.

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