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February 1, 2007, 5:12 AM

Harry Combs, former head of Learjet and founder of AMR Combs, died in Wickenburg, Ariz., on December 23 at the age of 90.

February 1, 2007, 5:05 AM

Although an article in The Washington Post last month implied that the Internal Revenue Service now sanctions the extensive personal use of company aircraft by owners and employees while the company takes a full deduction for the costs of owning and operating the airplane, several aviati

February 1, 2007, 4:58 AM

The FAA is reviewing a proposed noise-compatibility program for Lincoln Airport, Neb., and is expected to issue its findings no later than June 4. The program is being submitted under the guidelines of FAR Part 150, and comments can be submitted until February 9.

February 1, 2007, 4:56 AM

Some international business jet flights bound for three New York-area satellite airports were diverted to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to clear customs during the recent Orange-level security alert period.

February 1, 2007, 4:55 AM

The airline that operated the Yakovlev Yak-40 regional jet that crashed on approach to Tashkent Airport on January 13 was banned from using UK airspace just a week before the accident.

February 1, 2007, 4:53 AM

AvCraft Aviation announced it will restart the former Fairchild Dornier 328JET production line in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. Under the plan, the first completed 30-seat 328JET is expected to roll off the production line by the fourth quarter.

February 1, 2007, 4:51 AM

An FAA preliminary report on the January 17 fatal crash of a Canadian airline-operated Cessna Caravan near Lake Erie’s Pelee Island, Toronto, indicates that freezing rain prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and all nine passengers were killed.

February 1, 2007, 4:49 AM

Raisbeck Engineering has started Phase 3 FAA certification flight tests of enhanced performance modifications for the Learjet 35. The Seattle-based company expects to receive an STC for the modifications this summer, and modified aircraft will be called the Learjet 35ZR.

February 1, 2007, 4:45 AM

Last year charter/management provider Executive Jet Management added 38 aircraft and a dozen bases bringing its total fleet size to more than 100 aircraft based at more than 50 locations in the U.S.

February 1, 2007, 4:44 AM

This year’s AIN North American FBO survey, like its predecessors, is intended to be a pilots’ guide to the FBOs with which they do business. Although the survey’s ratings of individual FBOs give the appearance of a contest, this is not its purpose.

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