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September 28, 2006, 4:33 AM

Sikorsky S-76A, Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Sept. 6, 2005–The NTSB has released the preliminary report on the Houston Helicopters Sikorsky S-76A accident in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 28, 2006, 4:32 AM

Despite some 20,000 negative comments and calls to abolish the Washington, D.C., air defense identification zone (ADIZ), a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill resulted in little progress in making flying in or near the large block of airspace less onerous for general aviation pilots.

September 28, 2006, 4:30 AM

Cessna 425 Conquest I, Bozeman, Mont., Nov. 29, 2005–Salt Lake Center had cleared Conquest N701QR for the procedure turn to a holding pattern at 12:40 p.m. and told the pilot to contact Gallatin Field, his destination.

September 28, 2006, 4:29 AM

Two leading providers of charter industry information are embroiled in a heated legal dispute focused on the alleged acquisition and misuse of proprietary data.

September 28, 2006, 4:28 AM

Cessna Caravan 208B, Unalakleet, Alaska, Oct. 24, 2005–Caravan N1263Y was substantially damaged when it hit the ground during low-level cruise flight, about 17 miles south of Unalakleet, the flight’s destination.

September 28, 2006, 4:27 AM

Learjet 25D, Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 26, 2005–On base leg for landing at Sacramento’s McClellan AFB, the pilot of Learjet N888DV was distracted by a helicopter transmitting over the common traffic advisory frequency.

September 28, 2006, 4:25 AM

•Congress took a legislative break from November 18 to December 12 but, before leaving, both houses passed H.R.3058, the FY2006 Transportation, Treasury and Housing appropriations bill that provides funding for those agencies through September.

September 28, 2006, 4:22 AM

Cleveland-based fractional provider Flight Options last month launched Fractional First, which it describes as a “purchase and use program designed to deliver up to a 15-percent increase in value through access to more hours or savings on long-haul trips.” All new Flight Options contracts will in

September 28, 2006, 4:22 AM

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and the Aviation Safety Alliance (ASA) have merged, effective December 31, to become “the world’s leading resource on flight safety.” The new organization will operate under the FSF name and will focus on providing expert knowledge to industry and media on globa

September 28, 2006, 4:19 AM

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) Institute has named Stephen Fisher its executive director. A former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, he will oversee daily operations at the institute.