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March 26, 2007, 7:15 AM

Socata TBM 700, North Dartmouth, Mass., Feb. 2, 2007–Making an IFR missed approach to New Bedford Regional Airport (EWB) in Massachusetts at night, TBM N944CA crashed in Dartmouth, one mile west of the airport, killing all three people on board.

March 26, 2007, 7:14 AM

Raytheon Beech King Air 200, Belgrade, Mont., Feb. 6, 2007–The EMS flight was on an IFR flight plan, en route to Gallatin Field, Belgrade, to pick up a patient. BZN was VFR and the pilot requested a visual approach to Runway 12. After he was cleared for the approach, ATC lost contact.

March 26, 2007, 7:12 AM

Cessna 208B Caravan, Alliance, Neb., Feb. 8, 2007–The commercial pilot of Caravan N1116Y was seriously injured when the postal cargo airplane hit the roof of a metal building and then the ground during a nonprecision approach to Runway 12 at Alliance Municipal Airport (AIA) in night IMC.

March 26, 2007, 7:10 AM

Bombardier Learjet 35A, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2007–Descending through FL200, the captain of the Airnet Systems cargo flight intentionally attempted an aileron roll and lost control.

March 26, 2007, 7:02 AM
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Resembling a turbine engine, the pre-owned market in the first quarter of last year sucked wind. What a difference a year makes. All of a sudden everyone needs a corporate jet, demand that is pushing inventory levels of pre-owned stock lower and delivery dates of many new aircraft out farther.

March 26, 2007, 6:59 AM

Earmark or pork amendments were banned as the 110th Congress passed its Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res.20) to fund the nine 2007 appropriations bills that the 109th Congress neglected to complete last year.

March 26, 2007, 6:56 AM

The FAA revised its controller hiring plan early last month to adjust for greater retirement numbers and revisions to staffing requirements at each of the agency’s 314 staffed facilities.

March 26, 2007, 6:53 AM

President Bush has named Kerry Long, a self-described “aviation enthusiast” with nearly three decades of experience in aviation law, to serve as chief counsel for the FAA.

March 26, 2007, 6:23 AM

Although the FAA has finally acquiesced to allowing commercial pilots to fly past their 60th birthday, a group of legislators has introduced a bill that would move the process along at what passes for “warp speed” in Congress.

March 26, 2007, 6:15 AM

A prominent moment of the 2003 International Operators Conference in Colorado Springs occurred just after the first day’s sessions.

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