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December 5, 2006, 11:14 AM

The DOT Inspector General office has given an unqualified, or “clean,” opinion of the financial statements of the NTSB following an outside private audit for FY 2006.

December 5, 2006, 9:42 AM

On November 9, the second Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor prototype made its maiden flight in Italy. The flight took place at an Italian Air Force airfield in Cameri, near Milan. The 52-minute first flight was quickly followed by more test flights.

December 5, 2006, 9:35 AM

Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), the ranking minority member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is no fan of aviation user fees.

December 5, 2006, 9:14 AM

New York City-based Arcadia Aviation announced plans late last month to create a $20 million, 200,000-sq-ft corporate hangar and office complex at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB) in Martinsburg, W.Va.

December 5, 2006, 7:17 AM

Manufacturers should be required to determine if engine restart capability exists after high-power, high-altitude flameouts, according to the NTSB. For airplanes susceptible to engine core lock, manufacturers should be required to provide design or operational means to ensure restart capability.

December 5, 2006, 7:07 AM

The 560-pound-thrust DGEN380 turbofan engine recently made its first run in Tarnos, France, start-up company Price Induction announced. So far, the engine’s stability and vibration level are satisfactory, the company said. The 50 hours of the first test segment are being spread over this month.

December 5, 2006, 6:55 AM

The NTSB’s analysis of the Nov. 22, 2004, crash of a Business Jet Services Gulfstream III suggests that the pilots might have followed the fast/slow indicator on the left side of their EADIs instead of the glideslope on the right. On the way to pick up former President George H.W.

December 5, 2006, 6:52 AM

Swissport Executive Aviation plans to open a dedicated business aircraft handling operation at Zurich International Airport on January 1. Passengers will be

December 5, 2006, 5:52 AM

NBAA and the Allied Pilots Association, the union representing 13,000 American Airlines pilots, have added their voices to the growing international call to bring home the two U.S.

December 5, 2006, 5:48 AM

Late last month, the FAA awarded Raytheon full Part 25 type certification for the Hawker 4000, some 10 years after the super-midsize jet was announced, five years later than originally planned and three months after the company received FAA exemptions to certain regulatory conditions that it will

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