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April 16, 2007, 11:30 AM

Last Friday morning the Bell/Agusta BA609 civil tiltrotor flew over Central Texas with its outboard nacelles rotating forward to full airplane mode for the first time.

April 16, 2007, 7:07 AM

German police arrested AvCraft Aviation CEO Ben Bartel last Wednesday at Frankfurt International Airport for tax evasion.

April 16, 2007, 7:03 AM

A Twin Commander taking off full length from 5,000-foot Runway 12R at North Las Vegas Airport for a VFR surveillance flight appeared never to get out of ground effect before it hit terrain about 600 feet southeast of the runway.

April 16, 2007, 7:02 AM

MD Helicopters completed a restructuring last month in which Patriarch Partners, a New York financial firm, acquired a controlling interest in the Mesa, Ariz. helicopter manufacturer. RDM, a Netherlands-based group that purchased the company from Boeing in 1999, retains a minority interest.

April 16, 2007, 7:00 AM

A study of five commercialized ATC providers by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the safety of air navigation services “has remained the same or improved” compared with when they were operated as noncommercial government agencies.

April 16, 2007, 6:58 AM

Deliveries of new turbine business airplanes in the first half of this year increased by more than 31 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the latest shipment report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released Thursday evening.

April 16, 2007, 6:54 AM

Within a decade, operators of aircraft with an mtow of 19,000 pounds or more and flying in the airspace of the 25-state European Union (EU) will likely have to start paying for carbon dioxide emissions from their engines.

April 16, 2007, 6:53 AM

Fearing that terrorists will exploit emerging in-flight broadband services to remotely activate bombs or coordinate hijackings, the Justice Department has asked the Federal Communications Commission for the power to eavesdrop on any passenger’s Internet use or cellphone call within 10 minutes of

April 16, 2007, 6:51 AM

Among business jet manufacturers, Cessna, Gulfstream and Raytheon are the top performers in AIN’s 2005 Product Support Survey. AIN readers gave Gulfstream the highest marks for both its newer and older jets when ratings for the Westwind series are excluded.

April 16, 2007, 6:49 AM

The FAA proposed today to make permanent the so-called temporary flight restrictions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The restrictions and the current air defense identification zone (ADIZ) would be known as the National Defense Airspace.

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