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March 29, 2007, 7:04 AM

Oakland, Calif.-based Sierra Academy of Aeronautics, formerly an independently owned and operated fixed-wing, helicopter and maintenance training school that closed its doors in December, has reopened on a much smaller scale by its new owners.

March 29, 2007, 7:03 AM

Two pilots and two other crewmembers were killed when their UC-35, a military version of the Citation 560, crashed and caught fire March 10 about half a mile short of the runway while on the approach to Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego. Reported visibility was five miles in mist.

March 29, 2007, 7:01 AM

The NTSB is investigating crew-duty times, crew performance, crew training and aircraft maintenance issues in connection with the February 20 accident in which a Skylink Jets Learjet 25B, N24RZ, overran the runway and hit a building while landing at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fla.

March 29, 2007, 7:00 AM

Between March 15 and May 15, Gulfstream is reducing the price of parts to match those of competitors. Under the “Meet the Quote” program, if a part costs less than Gulfstream’s list price for the same part in “comparable condition, age and warranty terms,” Gulfstream will match the lower price.

March 29, 2007, 6:42 AM

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March 29, 2007, 6:33 AM

Embraer decided to name its newest business jet the Lineage 1000, drawing parallels to the company’s first business jet, which was also a derivative of one of its passenger airliners.

March 29, 2007, 6:27 AM

Effective April 1, the commercial passenger tax on international operations increases from $5 to $5.50 per passenger. Commercial operators, including Part 135

March 29, 2007, 6:25 AM

It took the FAA more than three years to finalize rules affecting the commercial air-tour industry but only 14 days after their publication for the NTSB to issue a recommendation asking the agency to change the rules and require floats on all helicopters used in commercial air-tour operations ove

March 29, 2007, 6:09 AM

Helicopter Association International’s first-responder database has more than 250 helicopters registered since it became operational last July. HAI formed the database in response to communications gaps that came to light after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

March 28, 2007, 1:10 PM

The FAA will transition to e-mail distribution of ADs and special airworthiness information bulletins (SAIBs) and eliminate mailed paper versions.

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