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October 9, 2006, 10:42 AM

Agusta has found the cause of the problem that sparked an emergency Airworthiness Directive on the AB139 in August. The company said only that it is working to “minimize the inconvenience to customers.” The FAA had issued an emergency airworthiness directive on Agusta AB139 tailpipes.

October 9, 2006, 10:38 AM

Although pilots often overlook evaluating the quality of the fuel they pump into their aircraft, fuel quality warrants a close look.

There is an instance of pilots finding milk in their fuel tanks. No one ever determined how the milk found its way into the aircraft.

October 9, 2006, 10:38 AM

The FAA has issued a special airworthiness information bulletin (SAIB) to all Eurocopter BO 105 operators. A recent accident investigation showed that a field-approved anti-torque pedal cover box can limit the pilot’s input.

October 9, 2006, 10:31 AM

Plattsburgh, N.Y.-based Continental Connection affiliate CommutAir signed a deal with Horizon Air last month to lease sixteen 37-seat Bombardier Q200s.

October 9, 2006, 10:28 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has decided to establish a special-purpose company dedicated to attracting the estimated $1 billion it needs to market a proposed pair of 70- and 90-seat regional jets, according to Japanese media reports.

October 9, 2006, 10:28 AM

Cessna’s Model 525 Citation CJ1+ received FAA type certification last month, bringing the aircraft one step closer to customer deliveries, which are expected to begin in the fourth quarter.

October 9, 2006, 10:22 AM

The FAA ordered operators of certain Beech 1900s to visually inspect their wing spars before they resume flying after the agency received reports of cracking in the rear spar lower caps and rear spar web of two 1900Ds in August.

October 9, 2006, 10:21 AM

The House appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Housing has approved a Fiscal Year 2006 funding bill that includes $14.4 billion for the FAA, $877 million more than the agency’s funding for this fiscal year and $1.74 billion more than the Bush Administration requested.

October 9, 2006, 10:20 AM

Frontier Airlines has chosen to establish its own regional subsidiary to fly Bombardier Q400s last month rather than recruit its regional code-share partner and the only other airline to fly the type in the continental U.S., Seattle-based Horizon Air. The

October 9, 2006, 10:20 AM

The six-woman jury in a wrongful-death trial ruled last month that Bombardier’s Learjet subsidiary should not be held accountable for the death of professional golfer Payne Stewart, his agent and the four others who were killed on Oct. 25, 1999, in the crash of their chartered Learjet 35.