Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Greer, S.C., Nov. 9, 2009–The turboprop twin was substantially damaged and the ATP-rated pilot and two passengers were seriously injured when it crashed on final approach at the end of a maintenance evaluation flight at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport.
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Jet Aviation has appointed Jakob Straub vice president and general manager of the company’s Zurich maintenance and FBO operations, succeeding interim general manager Paul Kempf. He joins the company from SR Technics Ireland in Dublin, where he was senior vice president and COO.
Norwell, Mass.-based Sentient Jet named Steven Hankin as CEO. He joined the company from Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, where he was chief marketing officer and president of its Starwood Technology and Revenue Systems unit. Hankin replaced Mark Stone, who served as CEO for two years.