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March 22, 2007, 9:47 AM

Guardian Jet Center, an FBO and Avfuel dealer at Ontario International Airport, Calif., last month opened a 22,000-sq-ft hangar and adjoining 2,000-sq-ft office space.

March 22, 2007, 9:47 AM

Israel Aircraft Industries 1124 Westwind, Tocumen, Panama, July 2, 2004–Westwind N280AT, operated by Air Trek as a Part 135 air ambulance flight, crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from the Tocumen International Airport. The airplane was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.

March 22, 2007, 9:46 AM

Bombardier delivered its first corporate-owned Challenger 300 to Dean Phillips Inc., a multi-services company based in Quincy, Ill. A Bombardier customer since 1993, Dean Phillips also operates a Learjet 60. Company president Dean Phillips and his wife both have Learjet type ratings.

March 22, 2007, 9:45 AM

Gates Learjet 35A, New Castle, St. Kitts and Nevis, July 13, 2004–Learjet N829CA, en route VFR from St. Maarten, hit the perimeter fence on approach to Runway 10 at Vance W. Amory Airport, New Castle, St. Kitts and Nevis, sustaining substantial damage.

March 22, 2007, 9:45 AM

The FAA will present its seventh seminar on domestic RVSM airspace on June 9 and 10 in Atlanta. The goal of the seminar is to provide regulatory and procedural information on DRVSM.

March 22, 2007, 9:44 AM

Learjet 55, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 19, 2004–Learjet N55LF overran Runway 31 during its landing roll at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, in VMC. Neither the ATP pilot nor the commercial copilot was injured, but the airplane was substantially damaged.

March 22, 2007, 9:44 AM

Enviro Systems of Seminole, Okla., was selected by Cessna to supply the vapor-cycle air conditioning system for the Citation Mustang very light jet. Meanwhile, Ducommun AeroStructure in California will manufacturer all of the airframe skin panels for the Eclipse 500 very light jet.

March 22, 2007, 9:43 AM

The four largest fractional operators–NetJets, Flight Options, Flexjet and CitationShares–hired 11 pilots in March, compared with none during the same month last year, according to figures compiled by AIR Inc. of Atlanta.

March 22, 2007, 9:42 AM

• Congress dodged the dog days of August by taking a six-week recess beginning July 22, but not before legislators increased their bills introduced count to 2,772 in the Senate and 5,001 in the House of Representatives.

March 22, 2007, 9:40 AM

The “right stuff” might be your answer, particularly if you liked what author Tom Wolfe had to say in his recounting of America’s efforts to send a man to space. Was Wolfe referring to what it takes to be the first man on the moon, or was he addressing high-performance vehicles in general?

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