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April 2, 2008 - 6:18am

Blackhawk Modifications acquired a new product development facility in Elizabethtown, N.C. The new hangar on Curtis Brown Field will host a team of experts to expand Blackhawk’s portfolio of FAA-approved STCs.

January 9, 2008 - 3:51am

Despite a prediction in early October that its Williams FJ44-powered Learjet 25D would make its first flight within two weeks, Guthrie, Okla.-based Spirit Wing had yet to fly the airplane last month, but it “could happen before the end of the year,” Mike Pinwell, director of operations, said. “First flight is really, really, really, really close,” he told AIN. “We’re taking care of some maintenance issues.

January 4, 2008 - 5:37am

Just when you think everything that can be done with the basic SEI Industries Bambi bucket  has been done, the Delta, British Columbia, Canada-based company comes up with some surprises. For those who don’t know, the Bambi Bucket is the water-dropping device of choice among airborne firefighters, especially when it comes to plonking large amounts of water or other flame retardant precisely onto forest blazes.

November 13, 2007 - 11:02am

Ron Joyce, cofounder of coffee chain Tim Hortons, was one of eight passengers on board a three-and-a-half-week-old Bombardier Global 5000 (registration C-GXPR) that crashed while landing Sunday afternoon on the private airstrip of a resort community on the Northumberland Strait in Nova Scotia, Canada. Neither the passengers nor the two crewmembers were injured when Joyce’s large-cabin jet landed short in a patch of gravel.

November 12, 2007 - 5:38am

An airline born as the freighter section of the Abu Dhabi Royal Flight has grown into a serious competitor in the specialized air cargo market. Maximus Air Cargo (Stand E700) now operates eight freighters and has hired European sales, marketing and load-planning expertise to help it compete for wet-lease and charter business worldwide.

November 11, 2007 - 6:51pm

An airline born as the freighter section of the Abu Dhabi Royal Flight has grown into a serious competitor in the specialized air cargo market. Maximus Air Cargo (Stand E700) now operates eight freighters and has hired European sales, marketing and load-planning expertise to help it compete for wet-lease and charter business worldwide.

March 30, 2007 - 7:31am

Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing (TAM) of Tbilisi, Georgia, in the CIS, in early January terminated its agreement with Maverick Jets of Melbourne, Fla., to certify and manufacture the Maverick Jets Leader, a twin-engine, kit-built very light jet. As recently as the Dubai Air Show in early December, TAM displayed a photograph of the Leader and included it in its sales material. Dr.

March 22, 2007 - 8:24am

Grizzly Mountain Aviation, of Prineville, Ore., has taken delivery of a second Kaman Aerospace K-Max, for use on logging, firefighting and power-line construction. The aircraft is currently supporting a large power-line project in Ontario, Canada, before heading home to the Pacific Northwest.

November 16, 2006 - 4:31am

After operating below the radar for several years, Maverick Jets, now headquartered in Jackson, Wyo., revealed it is working on a next-generation Maverick Leader called the SmartJet. The five-seat, twin-turbofan, all-composite SmartJet has a planned mtow of 4,160 pounds, an empty weight of 2,150 pounds, a normal cruise speed of 277 knots at 22,000 feet and a max range of 1,250 nm.

September 26, 2006 - 3:00pm

After only a short time flying with a HUD in the real airplane, pilots become familiar with the symbology. And soon after, HUD becomes intuitive. Instructors report that pilots new to flying with a HUD usually progress through three stages during HUD familiarization, starting with an initial phase where they tend to see only the HUD symbology and really don’t take much notice of the outside world and ending with total mastery of HUD.

 
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