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January 12, 2007, 7:18 AM

Herb Elliott, cofounder of Elliott Aviation, died in Naples, Fla., on December 10 at the age of 90. Elliott used $350 he earned playing in a local band to buy his first airplane in the early 1930s.

January 12, 2007, 6:02 AM

Another penalty has been assessed against Darby Aviation, one of several operators involved in the crash of a Challenger 600 at Teterboro Airport, N.J., on February 2. Doing business as AlphaJet International, the Muscle Shoals, Ala.

January 12, 2007, 6:01 AM

The House of Representatives passed a bill last week that imposes a $250,000 fine and up to a possible five-year prison term for people who point lasers at aircraft. Sponsored by Ric Keller (R-Fla.), the legislation is the outgrowth of several recent incidents.

January 12, 2007, 4:46 AM

Boeing Business Jets and avionics maker Rockwell Collins disclosed Tuesday that they are planning to introduce an enhanced vision system (EVS) option for the BBJ. The option will be available on new BBJs and as a retrofit. Certification is expected by early next year.

January 12, 2007, 4:25 AM

Although the NTSB blamed the commercial pilot of a Mitsubishi MU-2 that crashed in Parker, Colo., in August 2005 for his failure to fly a stabilized instrument approach in IMC at night, factors cited by the NTSB included the “inadequate design and function” of the FAA’s minimum safe altitude warn

January 12, 2007, 4:22 AM

The NTSB concluded that the “unprofessional behavior” and “poor airmanship” of the pilots caused the Oct. 14, 2004 crash of a Pinnacle Airlines Bombardier CRJ. The two pilots (the only people aboard) were killed.

January 12, 2007, 4:19 AM

Federal agencies are asking for the public’s help to decide if there is a need to continue to operate or invest in the loran-C radio navigation system beyond Fiscal Year 2007 (which ends September 30).

January 12, 2007, 4:16 AM

The FAA is preparing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to require automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) equipage for aircraft to gain access to certain airspace by 2020, said FAA associate administrator for aviation safety Nicholas Sabatini.

January 12, 2007, 4:14 AM
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NetJets chairman and CEO Richard Santulli announced that long-time business aviation leader Jim Christiansen “will be assuming the position of president of NetJets Aviation,” in Columbus, Ohio.

January 12, 2007, 3:52 AM

An ongoing “supplier problem” is casting a shadow over Eclipse Aviation’s receipt of its first type inspection authorization (TIA) from the FAA earlier this month. The TIA authorizes agency personnel to begin performing onboard aircraft testing of the Eclipse 500 for certification credit.

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