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January 30, 2007, 3:59 AM

Frasca International, the Urbana, Ill. company well known for its flight-training devices, is branching out into full-flight simulation. The Japanese Civil Aviation Promotion Foundation recently took delivery of a King Air B200 simulator, the first FAA level-C training system built by Frasca.

January 30, 2007, 3:55 AM

The four major fractional aircraft operators hired 482 pilots last year compared with 198 in 2003, bringing the total roster of fractional pilots to 3,649 last year, according to aviation hiring firm AIR in Atlanta.

January 30, 2007, 3:53 AM

Three of the four people aboard an air ambulance King Air E90 were killed late January 11 when the turboprop twin crashed on approach to Rawlins Municipal Airport, Wyo., to pick up a patient. Night IMC prevailed. The two pilots and a medic were killed, while another medic was seriously injured.

January 30, 2007, 3:38 AM
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Keeping its promise, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aviation flew the first Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F-powered Eclipse 500 certification flight-test aircraft at 10:16 a.m. MST on December 31.

January 30, 2007, 3:35 AM

While the Raytheon Hawker Horizon was one of the first to blaze the super-midsize business jet trail when it was launched at the 1996 NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla., it became the last of the new breed to be certified.

January 30, 2007, 3:32 AM

Bombardier has launched a global executive charter program offering both block occupied-hour terms and ad hoc rates throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

January 30, 2007, 3:21 AM

At the request of launch customer JetBlue, Embraer has introduced longer-range versions of its 190 and 195 E-Jets. Designated with the suffix AR (advanced range), the airplanes will carry structural reinforcements that allow for higher max takeoff and landing weights.

January 30, 2007, 3:19 AM

Tokyo’s Nagoya Airport remained on schedule to become Japan’s first hub facility dedicated to business and commuter aircraft. The airport is expected to serve its last major airline flight at approximately 10 p.m. on February 16.

January 29, 2007, 11:18 AM

French supermarket tycoon Paul-Louis Halley, who had amassed a personal fortune estimated at $3.75 billion and was listed by Forbes as the 104th richest man in the world, died along with his wife and their pilot in the crash of a Socata TBM 700 (N30LT) at Oxford (Kidlington) Airport (EGTK), UK, o

January 29, 2007, 11:17 AM

HAI announced recipients for two of its awards that will be presented at Heli-Expo February 7 in Anaheim, Calif. Elling Halvorson, founder and chairman of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters in Grand Canyon, Ariz., will receive the Lawrence D. Bell Award.

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