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January 31, 2007, 8:27 AM

Helitanker operators may have thought they would profit after the U.S.

January 31, 2007, 8:24 AM

While U.S. helicopter tourism operators have been under continuing pressure from regulators and environmental groups over the past few years, their colleagues in less restrictive legislative environments have continued to make a decent living.

January 31, 2007, 8:23 AM

In 1987 the National Parks Overflights Act mandated substantial restoration of “natural quiet” at Grand Canyon National Park. Seventeen years later, the FAA and the National Park Service (NPS) agreed to resolve the overflight noise issues together.

January 31, 2007, 8:20 AM

Although excessive rainfall and mudslides have hit Southern California hard this winter, near-record lows in rain and snowfall elsewhere in the west are increasing the risk of forest fires.

January 31, 2007, 8:19 AM

The owner of London Battersea Heliport is seeking planning permission to build a hotel alongside it on the southern bank of the River Thames.

January 31, 2007, 8:18 AM

The government of the Netherlands has canceled a contract for eight high-gross-weight MD 902 Explorers. The March decision comes in spite of MDHI’s pleas that the company needed more time to complete certification test flights because unsuitable weather conditions precluded some testing.

January 31, 2007, 7:59 AM

AvCraft Aerospace GmbH, the German subsidiary of AvCraft Aviation of Leesburg, Va., has declared insolvency at a German court at Weilsheim, near the company’s plant at Oberpfaffenhofen airport.

January 31, 2007, 7:57 AM

It had been a somewhat quiet year since the RAA staged its annual convention in St. Louis last May.

January 31, 2007, 7:46 AM

Republic Airways became the second regional airline to claim a stake in US Airways last month when it inked a conditional deal to commit $125 million in equity and up to $110 million in asset-related financing.

January 31, 2007, 7:44 AM

Bombardier has answered the call for a series of improvements to its line of 70- to 86-seat RJs, ranging from new engines on the CRJ700 to wing modifications on the CRJ900. Bombardier also plans to certify its CRJ700 and CRJ900 for higher mtows, giving each significantly more range.

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