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October 24, 2006, 10:45 AM

Mitsubishi MU-2, Parker, Colo., Aug. 4, 2005– The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of he airplane, was killed when MU-2 N454MA crashed on approach to Centennial Airport (APA), near Denver, at 2:06 a.m.

October 24, 2006, 10:37 AM

— Following tradition, Congress escaped Washington’s heat and humidity by taking its customary recess in August. Left pending was President Bush’s nomination of John Roberts Jr., to replace Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who retired.

October 24, 2006, 10:31 AM

Noting that about two-thirds of all general aviation accidents that occur in IMC are fatal, the NTSB recently completed a study to better understand the risk factors associated with such accidents.

October 24, 2006, 10:28 AM

Since 1991 there have been 127 accidents involving helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations, according to Helicopter Association International (HAI).

October 24, 2006, 10:26 AM

Arinc plans to eliminate guesswork from the aircraft weight-and-balance equation. The Annapolis, Md.-based transportation communications and systems engineering specialist has received a patent for new weight-and-balance technology that it says will precisely, unobtrusively and automatical

October 24, 2006, 10:20 AM

British lawmakers will probe allegations that the UK government has been allowing the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to bring terrorist suspects through London-area airports in business jets.

October 24, 2006, 10:16 AM

NASA’s announcement last month that–effective from the start of FY06 on October 1 this year–it will cancel all further support of U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development has sent a shock wave through the industry.

October 24, 2006, 10:08 AM

The flight-test program of the Grob Aerospace G180 SPn Utility Jet is progressing well, officials at the German manufacturer said last month at a briefing at the Grob headquarters near Munich. Attendees could also see the prototype fly. The SPn was unveiled at the Paris Air Show this summer.

October 24, 2006, 10:01 AM

Business aviation has more than a toehold in Russia, as evidenced by this photo shot recently at Moscow Vnukovo Airport. On the ramp in the foreground are a pair of Challengers, a pair of Learjet 45s and two Hawkers.

October 24, 2006, 9:58 AM

Tampa International Jet Center (TIJC) at Tampa International Airport has upgraded its crew cars to include an X-Type Jaguar and Ford Mustang convertible.