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February 6, 2007, 3:22 AM

Shortly after midnight on October 24, a Learjet 35A, a Med Flight air ambulance flight, crashed in mountainous terrain eight miles east of San Diego Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM). All five aboard–the ATP-rated captain, copilot and three medical crew–were killed and the jet was destroyed.

February 5, 2007, 11:23 AM

Duncan Aviation has signed an agreement with Securaplane Technologies to provide sales and service on Hawker pure lead SLA batteries. The Hawker mainship battery is a no-maintenance, pure lead battery that can be shipped as non-hazardous/non-spillable.

February 5, 2007, 11:09 AM

The FAA has approved a pairing of Raisbeck Engineering’s ZR Lite performance system for the Learjet 35/36 with West Star Aviation’s RVSM system.

February 5, 2007, 9:00 AM

Luckily for my passengers, aircraft and me, the only times I’ve experienced a runway excursion have been during training. On each occasion, the results were predictable, even in the most sophisticated aircraft simulator.

February 5, 2007, 8:44 AM

Bombardier’s Learjet 45 has completed certification to fly into London City Airport– the downtown facility with a 5.5-degree steep approach and a single 4,327-foot runway.

February 5, 2007, 8:31 AM

The Transatlantic Express fixed-price charter service Bombardier introduced this summer has taken off, with round-trip flights booked between Europe and the U.S. at least once a week.

February 5, 2007, 8:30 AM

GE Transportation Aircraft Engines, through Unison Industries, has acquired Aircraft Parts Corporation (APC). Founded in 1960, APC has its headquarters in Long Island, N.Y., and a service center in Wichita.

February 5, 2007, 8:26 AM

Dallas Airmotive’s Carpenter Freeway production facility in Dallas has added overhaul-level authorization to its existing Honeywell 36-series authorized service center agreement.

February 5, 2007, 8:21 AM

You might call Heli-Expo 2005 a triumph for Bell/Agusta Aerospace and particularly for the AB139.

February 5, 2007, 8:20 AM

If all goes well with a new $250,000-per-year research program the FAA is launching next month, pilots flying specially equipped rotorcraft will be able to take advantage of lower IFR approach minimums and new flight corridors to Manhattan heliports within the next few years.

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