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January 29, 2007, 11:00 AM

Pratt & Whitney Canada recently reached the rated takeoff thrust of 1,350 pounds in sustained ground runs of its new PW615 turbofan engine, which will power the Cessna Citation Mustang. Cessna expects to receive the first engine shipsets early this year.

January 29, 2007, 10:59 AM

New interim final rules on a controversial aging-aircraft-inspection program for multi-engine airliners operating under Parts 121, 129 and 135 took effect last month.

January 29, 2007, 10:58 AM

Honeywell has delivered the first production TPE331-12JR-701S turboprop powerplant to Aero Twin in Anchorage, Alaska, for its “850 Caravan” re-engine modification program. The 850-shp engine, certified last September, will replace the original 675-shp P&WC PT6 on the big Cessna single.

January 29, 2007, 10:57 AM

The FAA determined that the minimum percentage rate for substance-abuse testing this year will remain at 25 percent of covered aviation employees for random drug testing and 10 percent for random alcohol testing.

January 29, 2007, 10:56 AM

According to the NTSB, the Flight Options Beechjet 400A (N455CW) that experienced a dual flameout over the Gulf of Mexico on July 12 last year had a lower-than-normal amount of anti-icing additives in its tanks.

January 29, 2007, 10:56 AM

JETPROP CONVERSION OF PIPER PA-46-310P MALIBU, HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., AUG. 31, 2003–Trailing a whitish vapor from the left wing, according to a witness, the JetProp Malibu conversion was returning to the Hilton Head Airport for an emergency landing when it hit trees and caught fire.

January 29, 2007, 10:56 AM

January 13 is the closing date for comments on the FAA’s proposal to establish rules covering extended twin-engine operations (ETOPS) applicable to Part 121 and 135 operations.

January 29, 2007, 10:55 AM

BOMBARDIER LEARJET 25B, DEL RIO, TEXAS, SEPT. 19, 2003–Flying at 190 knots on final approach, the pilot of Lear N666TW first braked at 1,247 feet from the departure end of 5,000-foot Runway 13 at Del Rio International Airport (DRT).

January 29, 2007, 10:54 AM

Alteon Training is also launching Boeing Business Jet pilot training at its facility in Palma, Spain. BBJ training will use a level-D simulator with a head-up display to provide initial, recurrent and refresher courses, as well as progressive checks.

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.

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