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March 22, 2007, 8:23 AM

The patient was killed and the three crewmembers injured when their Air Evac Lifeteam Bell 206 crashed April 20 about 30 miles northeast of Evansville, Ind. According to an FAA preliminary report, the engine quit in flight.

March 22, 2007, 8:23 AM

In a deal valued at more than $230 million, Bell has started to deliver 26 Bell 412EP medium twins and associated equipment to Pakistan. The OEM, which delivered nine of the aircraft during June, will hand over the rest during the next 10 months.

March 22, 2007, 8:23 AM

Agusta delivered a new A109 Power to the national police of Slovenia. The helicopter, which will be based at Brnik Airport near capital Ljubljana, is valued at $7.2 million.

March 22, 2007, 8:22 AM

EMS provider Air Evac Lifeteam, founded in West Plains, Mo., in 1985, has new owners, including two private-equity firms. “The decision to sell was not an easy one,” said board chairman Bill Chritton. “Initially, we had no desire to sell.

March 22, 2007, 8:21 AM

An AD for the Landmark 8000 terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), manufactured by L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, corrects potential altitude errors.

March 22, 2007, 8:21 AM

As AIN went to press, the severity of the 2003 forest fire season was repeating, as feared, in Europe as well as in the western U.S. Blazes in forest and scrub land were causing havoc, particularly in France, Portugal, Spain and, on the eve of the Olympic Games, in Greece.

March 22, 2007, 8:18 AM

Jim Ziegler, v-p and general manager of Bombardier business aviation services, and Keith Miller, v-p of engineering for Learjet in Wichita, have left Bombardier Aerospace. Ziegler’s decision to leave the company was based on personal reasons, and he plans to remain in the Wichita area.

March 22, 2007, 8:18 AM

While the Bell 427 has struggled for acceptance in the helicopter community, one LongRanger derivative that has been a success from the start is the single-engine 407, which has sold in the hundreds since its launch in the late 1990s.

March 22, 2007, 8:17 AM

By launching the IFR version of its 427 model at Heli-Expo, in Las Vegas in March, Bell Helicopter finally acknowledged its mistakes in introducing the type in the first place, almost 10 years before.

March 22, 2007, 8:15 AM

Avcon Industries of Olathe, Kan., has obtained group approval for its RVSM upgrade for the Learjet 24 and 25, including models with various wing modifications. The retail price of the modification is $156,975, including a functional test flight.

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