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February 1, 2007, 7:31 AM

While the NTSB determined that “unnecessary and too aggressive” rudder inputs by the first officer broke the vertical stabilizer off American Airlines Flight 587, there was plenty of blame to spread among the airline, U.S.

February 1, 2007, 7:24 AM

The minimum percentage rate for substance-abuse testing for next year will remain at 25 percent of covered aviation employees for random drug testing and 10 percent for random alcohol testing.

February 1, 2007, 7:22 AM

FlightSafety International is scheduled to deliver the first simulator for the Piaggio Avanti to its West Palm Beach, Fla. facility next September.

February 1, 2007, 7:18 AM

Hydraulic-powered motion systems will be replaced by electromechanical systems in new simulators from FlightSafety International starting late next year. A Gulfstream V simulator at FSI’s Long Beach, Calif.

February 1, 2007, 7:15 AM

The chairman of the Aviation Safety Foundation Australia, a private-sector organization, expressed “grave concern” over the sustainability of general aviation in the country.

February 1, 2007, 7:07 AM

Air Routing International recently made several enhancements to its Flight Manager online program. For example, arrival and departure times for each leg of a flight are now available in the tool’s Calendar View as UTC time, local airport time or home base time.

February 1, 2007, 6:57 AM

AOPA supports proposed changes to streamline the process of awarding airport improvement program grant assurances, but also told the FAA that it must “maintain its authority to enforce grant obligations in order to protect the nation’s general aviation airports.” The pilot association made clear

February 1, 2007, 6:51 AM

Performing intentional stalls at too low an altitude and the flight instructor’s “inadequate supervision” were blamed by the NTSB for the crash on September 20 last year of a Hawker 700 operated by Starflite Management of Houston near Beaumont, Texas.

February 1, 2007, 6:33 AM
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 “LAST BIG PLUM” REVISITED–Burt Rutan and the Voyager team in 1986 described their quest to fly around the world nonstop and unrefueled as “the last big plum” in the orchard of aviation records. In 1999 Messrs.

February 1, 2007, 6:19 AM

When Congress passed the FAA reauthorization bill late last year, it opened the path for the Jackson Hole, Wyo. airport authority to impose a ban on Stage 2 aircraft (less than 75,000 pounds) without the need for an FAR Part 161 study.

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