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January 30, 2007, 7:23 AM

British investigation authorities implicated a manufacturing defect in the July 16, 2002, crash of a Sikorsky S-76 into the North Sea.

January 30, 2007, 7:15 AM

Pilatus Aircraft is working with engine supplier Pratt & Whitney Canada and Woodward Governor of Rockford, Ill., to roll out an “aggressive campaign” to retrofit the entire fleet of more than 500 PC-12s with improved fuel control units (FCUs).

January 30, 2007, 7:10 AM

Cessna and Gulfstream are positioning themselves to improve sales in India. Cessna said it delivered two Citations and one Caravan to Indian companies last year. Before those deliveries, five Citations were based in India. This year, Cessna plans to deliver two more Citations in India.

January 30, 2007, 7:09 AM

Aeros Aviation of McKinney, Texas, purchased McKinney Aerospace, a modification and service center also based in McKinney. Aeros Aviation is a new company that has developed in-flight entertainment, airborne communications and high-technology biometric airport security products.

January 30, 2007, 7:08 AM

Westlake Village, Calif.-based Jet Alliance claims to be the first company to offer fractional shares in the Eclipse 500 very light jet. “The technology used to build this aircraft allows us to offer shares at an incredible value,” said v-p Craig Arnold.

January 30, 2007, 7:06 AM

Cessna named West Star Aviation of Grand Junction, Colo., an authorized Citation service center and warranty fulfillment facility, one of six non-factory-owned authorized Citation service facilities in the U.S.

January 30, 2007, 7:05 AM

Cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcripts indicate that the pilots of the Gulfstream III that crashed in IMC November 22 after being cleared for the Runway 4 ILS approach at Houston Hobby Airport had the VOR frequency tuned instead of the ILS.

January 30, 2007, 7:04 AM

Raytheon Aircraft is rolling back the prices of more than 17,500 parts, allowing Beechcraft and Hawker customers “to purchase parts at a reduced price–many reduced by 50 percent.” This latest round of discounts follows an October announcement of price reductions on more than 10,000 parts.

January 30, 2007, 7:03 AM

Business aircraft and large charter operators may start seeing reduced insurance premium rates within the next few months, if they haven’t already.

January 30, 2007, 7:01 AM

Europe’s Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) want to require pilots to respond to resolution advisories (RAs) from airborne collision avoidance systems (ACAS) in all circumstances.

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