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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.

January 31, 2007, 8:54 AM

The FAA has certified Cutter Aviation’s Phoenix facility to perform full-service maintenance on the Hawker 800XP, 800 and 700. Cutter has long been a Beechcraft maintenance provider, with emphasis on the King Air line.

January 31, 2007, 8:53 AM

AvQuotes.com, an online aviation maintenance and refurbishment quote system, has added Aircraft Composite to its list of service providers. The Dallas company specializes in new and refurbished interiors, including projects such as conference tables, credenzas, bulkheads and galleys.

January 31, 2007, 8:53 AM

While Congress has acted on several recommendations from the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry, the group is still concerned about the lack of coordination and communication between executive branch departments having jurisdiction over the air-transportation system.

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