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July 31, 2007, 9:16 AM

In the first half of this year business jet accidents decreased 31 percent from the same period last year, but fatal accidents were up from two to five, according to numbers released last month by Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

July 31, 2007, 9:14 AM

In recent years the charter industry has drawn unwanted attention, as high-profile accidents have prompted the FAA to train a microscope on the industry’s operating practices.

July 31, 2007, 9:10 AM

Dart Helicopter Services received Transport Canada approval for its Apical Industries emergency float system for Robinson R44s and R44 IIs. The system received FAA approval last April. EASA approval is pending.

July 31, 2007, 9:08 AM

A new service designed in part by former Avantair chairman Al Rapetti seeks to align charter operators under one roof to maximize revenue, fill seats and aid with marketing.

July 31, 2007, 9:01 AM

Clifford Development, working on a Williams FJ44-3A engine conversion for the Citation II, has appointed Chino, Calif.-based Threshold Aviation Group as a service center.

July 31, 2007, 9:00 AM

Aviation consulting and education firm Conklin & de Decker released the most recent version of its Aircraft Performance Comparator software last month. This version includes a number of new aircraft, such as the Citation Mustang, Hawker 750 and TBM 850.

July 31, 2007, 8:59 AM

Private-equity company The Carlyle Group, which has been steadily assembling business aviation assets in recent years, plans to add transportation communications and systems engineering specialist Arinc to its portfolio.

July 31, 2007, 7:33 AM

Cessna’s Large Cabin Concept (LCC) mock-up completed a tour of Europe in late June.

July 31, 2007, 7:11 AM

Six years after opening its doors, two-and-a-half months after flying its first fully conforming aircraft and less than a month after losing company chairman Bruce Kennedy in the crash of a Cessna 182, Quest Aircraft has been awarded the type certificate for its turboprop utility single.

July 31, 2007, 6:13 AM

An FAA safety alert cautioning Embraer Legacy pilots against resting their foot on a footrest near the instrument panel because they might inadvertently put the transponder into standby mode has the aviation world scratching its head.