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October 19, 2006, 11:31 AM

Salaried pilots who fly air taxis, bush aircraft and crop dusters have the highest occupational death rate–92.4 for every 100,000 pilots–tied with the rate for logging workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

October 19, 2006, 11:30 AM

One year after CitationShares introduced its Vector jet card, the fractional provider has curtailed sales so as “not to exceed the capacity to fulfill” charter and owner flights.

October 19, 2006, 11:29 AM

Northrop Grumman expected to begin last month “operational testing and evaluation” of its Guardian civil aircraft counter-manpads air defense system aboard an MD-11 and, later this year, a 747. The Rolling Meadows, Ill.

October 19, 2006, 11:28 AM

Air Partner International has started offering its Jet Membership Program fixed-rate charter package throughout Europe, having launched it in the UK last year. It is already available to customers in North America through Air Partner’s new alliance with U.S.-based Sentient Jet.

October 19, 2006, 11:26 AM

Embraer’s Legacy business jet received Brazilian and FAA certification to use airports with elevations of up to 9,500 feet msl, allowing operations to Telluride and Aspen, Colo., and Quito, Ecuador, among others. Fifty-eight Legacys are operating in 15 countries, according to Embraer.

October 19, 2006, 11:25 AM

Around the beginning of this month Avantair was expected to take delivery of another Piaggio Avanti.

October 19, 2006, 11:24 AM

FlightSafety International (FSI) officially opened its new Farnborough Learning Center in the UK on September 14. The 92,000-sq-ft facility has already received its first 50 pilots and is equipped with five of the 14 simulators it will eventually house.

October 19, 2006, 11:22 AM

NTSB acting chairman Mark Rosenker said the FAA’s airport movement area safety system (AMASS) is not adequate to prevent serious runway collisions, citing several recent near-collisions at Boston and New York airports where AMASS allegedly did not perform.

October 19, 2006, 11:21 AM

In a letter to all 535 members of Congress, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) highlighted what it calls “costly and ill-conceived provisions” within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC) rule.

October 19, 2006, 11:20 AM

“The MU-2B turboprop does not need yet another certification review,” according to AOPA. The issue stems from two recent accidents involving MU-2Bs at Denver Centennial Airport. That led to a demand from Colorado lawmakers that the FAA investigate the safety of the twin turboprop.

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