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January 31, 2007, 9:09 AM

SWEARINGEN MERLIN IIIB, SPOKANE VALLEY, WASH, NOV. 20, 2003–Swearingen Merlin IIIB N439AF, owned by Ameriflight of Burbank, Calif., was destroyed when it crashed into trees approximately one mile short of the runway on an ILS approach to Spokane Valley, Wash. in IMC conditions.

January 31, 2007, 9:07 AM

SWEARINGEN MERLIN IIIA, GRAND JUNCTION, COLO., NOV 18, 2003–Merlin IIIA N332BA, owned and operated by Key Lime Air, Englewood Colo., was substantially damaged when it crashed at approximately 7:21 a.m. (MST).

January 31, 2007, 9:04 AM

The old saw “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it” could conceivably have been first uttered by a Duncan Aviation employee. “Vast capacity” would be a fair assessment of what this giant in the MRO industry offers.

January 31, 2007, 9:01 AM

FAIRCHILD SWEARINGEN METRO IIIA, RAWLINS, WYO., NOV. 1, 2003–At approximately 6 a.m. (MST) Fairchild Swearingen Metro IIA N787KL was substantially damaged when it hit a snowbank while landing at Rawlins Municipal Airport (RWL), Rawlins, Wyo.

January 31, 2007, 8:59 AM

The Enstrom 480 series has an upgraded air conditioning unit that the FAA recently certified. “The condenser bypass makes this system more efficient than that of most of our competitors,” claimed Bayard duPont, director of product support for Enstrom Helicopter.

January 31, 2007, 8:58 AM

Pentastar Aviation has signed a five-year ground handling contract with Daimler- Chrysler Aviation for its Airbus A319 shuttle.

January 31, 2007, 8:57 AM

Jet Aviation Singapore, the only Gulfstream authorized service center and warranty repair station in Asia, recently completed the replacement of both left and right wing attachment (clothes-pin) fittings on a Gulfstream IV.

January 31, 2007, 8:56 AM

Flightcraft, based at Portland, Ore. International Airport, has become Hartzell Propeller’s newest recommended repair facility. Hartzell has more than two dozen repair facilities around the world.

January 31, 2007, 8:55 AM

• H.R.2115, the “Flight 100-Century of Aviation Revitalization Act” introduced in May by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), was combined with S.824, the “Aviation Investment and Revitalization Act,” introduced in April by Sen.

January 31, 2007, 8:55 AM

The second annual Super Bowl party and golf tournament held at Houston-based Wing Aviation raised more than $13,000 for the Wing Aviation/PAMA Scholarship Fund. The annual program is dedicated to helping fund one year’s tuition for a student attending Westwood College of Aviation Technology.

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