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March 29, 2007, 11:39 AM

Pacific Aerospace Corp. of Hamilton, New Zealand received FAA type certification of its $1 million PAC 750XL, a 750-shp fixed-gear turboprop single its manufacturer says is capable of carrying a 4,500-pound payload.

March 29, 2007, 11:38 AM

Over the last seven years, U.S. Aircraft Insurance Group has contributed more than $2.5 million to help pay annual training costs of Bell, Eurocopter and MD Helicopter operators who participate in the USAIG preferred policyholder program.

March 29, 2007, 11:37 AM

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now offering online courses to earn a doctorate degree in psychology or business administration. The Ph.D. program is offered to ERAU students by Northcentral University, an accredited online distance-learning school in Prescott, Ariz.

March 29, 2007, 11:36 AM

The wreckage of Mitsubishi MU-2 N966MA was found submerged in about 20 feet of water five days after it crashed March 11 into the Napa River, under unknown circumstances while on approach to Napa County Airport, Calif. The owner/pilot–believed to be a cancer physician–and his wife were killed.

March 29, 2007, 11:35 AM

Last month, Boeing-owned Alteon Training (formerly FlightSafety Boeing) announced the opening of its new $75 million training facility at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

March 29, 2007, 11:34 AM

Swift Aviation at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport moved into its new facility on the airport’s southwest side last month and is currently providing a full range of FBO services.

March 29, 2007, 11:32 AM

NBAA has confirmed plans to launch a new annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). This July 14 to 16 it will stage a prelude to the new show with its ABACE Forum to be held in Hong Kong.

March 29, 2007, 11:31 AM

After many months of negotiations with FAA and Japanese aviation officials, Van Nuys, Calif.-based charter firm The Air Group has succeeded in its long-time quest to base aircraft (initially two Gulfstream Vs) at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

March 29, 2007, 11:30 AM

Early last month several hundred people attended a business aviation conference in Nagoya, Japan, focused on the planned opening early next year of Komaki Airport to business aviation.

March 29, 2007, 7:36 AM

As deliveries of very light jets (VLJs) begin, concerns that they might be difficult to insure have almost evaporated. Manufacturers have had the chance to brief underwriters in depth about their models’ designs, performance characteristics and systems.

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