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October 2, 2014, 3:30 AM

The NTSB is faulting the pilot for the fatal air tour crash of a Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Airbus EC130B4 that went down in heavy rain and limited visibility on the island of Molokai on Nov. 10, 2011. The crash killed pilot Nathan Cline and his four passengers.

October 2, 2014, 12:45 AM

 

Think less James Bond, more Captain Value.

New business jets under development have one thing in common: with a laser-like focus on value, almost to the model they have achieved a near-perfect balance of versatility, performance, comfort and costs.

Concern about costs per seat mile used to be the preserve of the airlines. No longer: it has helped define even the Mach 0.935 Cessna Citation X+.

October 1, 2014, 12:27 PM

The FAA today adopted an airworthiness directive requiring the replacement of Honeywell phase 3 display units (DUs) on 1,326 U.S.-registered Boeing 737 and 777 airliners. The AD, which takes effect November 5, is based on concerns that the data such as airspeed, altitude, pitch and roll, attitude and heading could disappear from the displays due to interference from wireless devices.

October 1, 2014, 11:01 AM

Regulators have decided not to allow China’s domestic airlines and regional/low cost carriers from Japan and Korea to operate at the Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA) when it opens in late 2018 or early 2019.

October 1, 2014, 10:45 AM

London Heathrow Airport is the site of Gulfstream Aerospace’s new European parts distribution center. The center houses commonly required high-usage items and provides rapid-response support to Gulfstream’s service center at London Luton Airport.

October 1, 2014, 10:45 AM

The retirement rate for commercial aircraft is expected to reach 1,000 aircraft per year in the coming decade, ushering in a new reality for all industry players. Today more than 80 percent of surplus parts in the aftermarket come from part-outs (up from 55 percent a decade ago), and that number is likely to rise in the next 10 years, according to ICF International.

October 1, 2014, 10:40 AM

The repair service agreement between Avidyne and Lincoln, Neb-based Duncan Aviation has been extended to include Avidyne’s EX500 series of multifunction displays (MFD). Under the terms of the agreement, Duncan Aviation will be the worldwide repair center for Avidyne’s EX500 series of multifunction displays. Duncan Aviation is now the exclusive provider of repair services for Avidyne customers using the EX500 as well as its first-generation flight situation displays (FSD) and early-model FlightMax MFDs.

October 1, 2014, 10:35 AM

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (HS-NA) has been named an Airbus Helicopters D-Level certified repair center for the AS350/AS355 and EC130. D-Level structural repairs include landing gear, main gearbox, engine and component attachment points as well as fuselage/tailboom, vertical fin and horizontal stabilizer junction.

October 1, 2014, 10:30 AM

Hourly-cost maintenance provider Jet Support Services (JSSI) was selected by Canadian Helicopter operator Blackcomb Aviation to provide coverage for the Turbomeca Arrius 2B2plus engines on the company’s Airbus Helicopters EC135T2e. The premium service selected by Blackcomb covers the powerplants’ scheduled and unscheduled events as well as life-limited components.

October 1, 2014, 10:25 AM

London Biggin Hill-based ACE Services has obtained EASA Part 66 B2/C certification approval on the Bombardier Global Express. “We are delighted to provide engineering expertise to match our existing Camo approval on the Bombardier product,” director Lee Westwick said. The MRO also provides avionics expertise using its EASA B2/C licensed engineer for scheduled and unscheduled events.

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