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January 29, 2007, 10:54 AM

HAWKER 700A, BEAUMONT, TEXAS, SEPT. 20, 2003–An instructor was preparing two pilots for their Part 135 competency and proficiency checks, doing stalls in a practice area near Southeast Texas Regional Airport, when the Hawker went into a spin and crashed.

January 29, 2007, 10:53 AM

Cabin-safety and service training for business-jet flight attendants is now being offered by Alteon Training, a Renton, Wash.-based subsidiary of Boeing.

January 29, 2007, 10:52 AM

Honeywell SPZ 8000 symbol generators in more than 90 Falcon 900s would have to be replaced if the FAA enacts a proposed AD. The FAA said that during approach, the quantity of data being processed may cause the EFIS display to flash or go blank.

January 29, 2007, 10:51 AM

Raytheon Beech 1900C, Nassau, Bahamas, Oct. 22, 2004–The pilots of Beech 1900 N79YV, operated by Southern Air Charter, a Bahamian certified airline, ditched the airplane approximately 80 yards off the southern shoreline of New Providence Island.

January 29, 2007, 10:50 AM

British Aerospace Jetstream 3101, Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 18, 2004– Jetstream YV-1083C (Venezuelan registration) lost directional control and crashed into the airport fire station while landing in IMC and heavy rain at Simon Bolivar International Airport, Caracas, Venezuela.

January 29, 2007, 10:47 AM

Deliveries of and orders for Gulfstream business jets increased last year for the first time since 2001, when the company shipped 101 jets.

January 29, 2007, 10:33 AM

A source close to the Mercury Air Centers division of Mercury Air Group told AIN at press time that plans to sell the division to Washington, D.C.-based Allied Capital are moving forward.

January 29, 2007, 10:32 AM

Whether pilots notice any difference remains open to debate, but anyone cruising in the upper flight levels over North America should at least be aware that they are passing much closer to other airplanes now that the mandate for reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) is in force.

January 29, 2007, 10:31 AM

The British government has cleared the way for new runways to be built at London Heathrow and Stansted Airports.

January 29, 2007, 10:29 AM

Boeing’s Phantom Works has sent its canard rotor-wing (CRW) prototype aloft for flight test. The unmanned 80-second flight, controlled by former USAF special operations pilot Stetson Cowan, took place at the company’s Yuma, Ariz. test facility on December 3 and is reported to have gone well.

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