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January 30, 2007, 5:17 AM

The first Citation Mustang test aircraft was towed from Cessna’s Pawnee facility in Wichita late last month for initial engine runs.

January 30, 2007, 5:17 AM

The NTSB believes currently required stall-warning systems are not adequate to cover all critically low-airspeed conditions and has recommended that the FAA require the installation of so-called “low-airspeed alert” systems on all airplanes used in FAR Parts 121 and 135 commercial operations.

January 30, 2007, 5:13 AM

After 10 frustrating years of technical delays, escalating costs and contractor changes, the FAA’s GPS wide area augmentation system (WAAS) is approaching the level of performance the agency originally envisioned for it back in the late 1980s.

January 30, 2007, 5:13 AM
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Pratt & Whitney Canada is striving to keep fuel burn on target for its PW307A engine, which will power the Dassault Falcon 7X.

January 30, 2007, 5:09 AM

A hydraulic leak that, along with inclement weather, forced a NetJets Citation on a ferry flight from Appleton, Wis., to Rochester, Minn., to divert to Minneapolis on January 12 was caused by a break in a hydraulic line, not by a bullet strike.

January 30, 2007, 5:07 AM

Neither the instrument-rated private pilot nor his five passengers were seriously injured when their Citation II, N35403, was substantially damaged on January 1.

January 30, 2007, 5:06 AM

Bombardier’s newly constituted board of directors last month gave approval to the company’s commercial airplane division to offer the C Series line of single-aisle jets to potential customers, marking the start of the company’s foray into the major airline market.

January 30, 2007, 5:05 AM

Bombardier reported that it has received type approval for the Learjet 45 from the civil aviation agency of China (CAAC). In addition to paving the way for operators to register Learjet 45s in that country, the approval also extends to other models in the Learjet 40 series.

January 30, 2007, 5:04 AM

While the fractional providers said publicly that switching to the more stringent rules of Part 91 Subpart K on February 17 was a nonevent, a look behind the scenes at NetJets reveals a somewhat more chaotic transition.

January 30, 2007, 5:04 AM

The list of events that must be reported to the NTSB will grow if the agency adopts proposed changes to NTSB Part 830.

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