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January 11, 2007, 6:28 AM

Sikorsky reported Tuesday that it received FAA certification for its S-76C++ helicopter, an improved version of the S-76C+. The inaugural C++ went to PHI (formerly Petroleum Helicopters), where it will be used for offshore oil support and employee transfer missions.

January 11, 2007, 6:19 AM

Spokane, Wash.-based Rocket Engineering is developing the Turbine P/Baron in parallel with the Royal Turbine Duke program.

January 11, 2007, 6:18 AM

All jet and transport-category airplanes (those with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more) for which application of a new type design is submitted on or after January 1 this year have to meet new noise certification levels.

January 11, 2007, 6:14 AM

Bill Boisture, 59, yesterday resigned as president of NetJets Aviation, a position he held since joining the fractional provider in October 2003. Boisture, who recently formed W.

January 11, 2007, 6:08 AM

The FAA is seeking comments on four potential plans intended to improve safety, reduce delays and handle growing air traffic in most of the nation’s northeastern airspace.

January 11, 2007, 6:05 AM

In a move that could prove a little embarrassing for the FAA, the agency quickly removed new requirements easing oxygen use in Part 121 operations upon learning that it apparently used inaccurate data to justify the rule.

January 11, 2007, 6:03 AM

Last year the U.S. business jet fleet experienced fewer fatalities compared with 2004, according to aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

January 11, 2007, 6:01 AM

The first of two public meetings will be held this Thursday on the FAA’s proposal to make permanent the so-called temporary restrictions and the current air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

January 11, 2007, 5:55 AM

Just two months after being unveiled at the NBAA Convention, the Spectrum 33 twinjet made a 10-minute first flight this past Saturday afternoon. At a light weight of 5,375 pounds, the Spectrum 33 prototype took off from Spanish Fork Airport, Utah, using about 750 feet of runway.

January 10, 2007, 12:23 PM

Deicing boots must be installed on the landing gear struts and cargo pods of several hundred Cessna Caravans approved for flight into icing under an AD published today.

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