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March 7, 2007, 6:12 AM

Raytheon Aircraft is now offering electronic dimmable window shade retrofits for all King Airs, more than 6,200 of which are in operation. STC holder InspecTech Aero Service is supplying the shades.

March 7, 2007, 6:11 AM

The FAA recently established the WATRS Plus Web page to discuss issues related to the West Atlantic Route System (WATRS) Plus Airspace.

March 7, 2007, 6:09 AM

Cessna Citation 500, Houston, Nov. 5, 2005– The commercial pilot, owner of the airplane, and a passenger, a maintenance technician, were killed when control of Citation N505K was lost on takeoff from William P. Hobby Airport.

March 7, 2007, 6:09 AM

Comments are due March 5 on an FAA proposal to require a low-airspeed awareness system on Cessna 208 and 208B Caravans. The installation will cancel the prohibition against operating the turboprop single in moderate or worse icing conditions.

March 7, 2007, 6:08 AM

Bombardier said its “next-generation” Challenger 605 has entered service. The first customer, Russell Aviation Leasing, is leasing the aircraft back to Bombardier as its demonstrator this year.

March 7, 2007, 6:07 AM

Cessna Citation 550, Butler, Pa., Jan. 24, 2007–The Air Trek Citation 550 air ambulance landed long at Butler, Pa., slid off the runway and hit a localizer. Weather was IMC. Two people on board were slightly injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

March 7, 2007, 6:06 AM

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Harbor Springs, Mich., Jan. 12, 2007–Cessna 425 N425TN was destroyed when it crashed on landing on Runway 28 at Harbor Springs Airport, but the commercial pilot and a passenger escaped with minor injuries. The second passenger was not injured.

March 7, 2007, 6:05 AM

Raytheon Beech 99A, Milwaukee, Jan. 25, 2007–A Freight Runners Beech 99 collided with a company Cessna 402B at a runway-taxiway intersection after landing on Runway 25L at General Mitchell International Airport.

March 7, 2007, 6:05 AM

During the January 23 public meeting on the icing-related crash of a Cessna Citation 560 near Pueblo, Colo., NTSB members criticized the FAA and Cessna for not updating critical icing information used by pilots and certification engineers.

March 7, 2007, 6:03 AM

Learjet 24, Guadalajara, Mexico, Jan. 9, 2007–The two pilots of an Ameristar Jet Charter Learjet were killed when it crashed in hills 15 miles from Miguel Hidalgo Airport. The airplane was destroyed in the crash and fire.

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