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June 4, 2007, 11:32 AM

Raisbeck Engineering has entered an agreement with Atlantic Aero authorizing the Greensboro, N.C. company to promote, purchase and install Raisbeck’s STC kits.

June 4, 2007, 11:29 AM

The FAA has awarded Executive Jet Management (EJM) its Diamond Award for excellence in maintenance, safety and human factors training for the 13th straight year.

June 4, 2007, 11:25 AM

The more than 400 maintenance professionals working for Flight Options will be covered by the FAA’s Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), according to a recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU).

June 4, 2007, 11:09 AM

The annual Sun ’n’ Fun event in Lakeland, Fla., is similar to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh, with its emphasis on sport aviation and light aircraft, but (as at Oshkosh) a growing number of turboprop and jet manufacturers are exhibiting at the smaller show at Lakeland

June 4, 2007, 7:28 AM
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Bell is planning to add the second 429 prototype to its flight-test effort next month. The first example of the new light-twin helicopter has already convinced design engineers that they can stay with a four-blade tail rotor.

June 4, 2007, 7:24 AM

An accident caused by the loss of a tail-rotor blade prompted the FAA to issue an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) for the MD 369 series.

June 4, 2007, 7:19 AM

The FAA is proposing to amend one engine inoperative (OEI) rating definitions. These relatively small changes would affect type certification standards for 30-second OEI, two-minute OEI and 30-minute OEI ratings. For example, the changes would address engine shutdown as well as engine failure.

June 4, 2007, 7:18 AM

Workers at the IAR Ghimbav helicopter manufacturing plant in Brasov, Romania, have suspended their strike after three days.

June 4, 2007, 7:16 AM

Eurocopter is still talking to the Romanian privatization agency, AVAS, about taking over 65 percent of helicopter and light aircraft manufacturer IAR Ghimbav. The state-owned company is based in Brasov. AVAS rejected the helicopter manufacturer’s December bid, a decision Eurocopter challenged.

June 4, 2007, 7:12 AM

French-based engine maker Turbomeca has chosen Monroe, N.C. for its new parts factory. Dubbed Turbomeca Manufacturing, it will initially produce parts for the Arriel 1E2 turboshaft engines that power the U.S. Army’s UH-72A, the military version of the Eurocopter EC 145 twin.

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