Charter operator Marlin Air of Belleville, Mich., filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million from the University of Michigan (UM) after the college terminated its contract following the crash of a Cessna Citation II last June that killed two Marlin pilots and four UM organ transplant team members. Marlin was under contract with UM to provide fixed-wing aeromedical transport services.
Cessna Citation 650, Benton Harbor, Mich., Aug. 31, 2007–The Citation III hit a deer during its takeoff roll from Southwest Michigan Regional Airport at Benton Harbor and taxied back to the hangar. The two crewmembers and two passengers were not injured in the incident. The extent of the damage to the aircraft–registered to Maytag of Newton, Iowa–was unknown.
Recovery efforts are continuing today for the wreckage of a 1981 Cessna Citation II that crashed into Lake Michigan soon after takeoff from Milwaukee late yesterday afternoon, killing all six aboard. The dead included two doctors and two specialists from the University of Michigan Health System, who were in Milwaukee harvesting human lungs for transplant.
“Among today’s aviation service providers, software is playing an ever-increasing role in day-to-day operations, so it is becoming more critical for A&P technicians to be computer and software proficient,” said Continuum founder and president Jack Demeis.
In a project dubbed “Operation Good Cheer,” corporate and private pilots, aircraft owners, FBOs and other volunteers helped deliver more than 14,000 presents last month to nearly 5,000 children in foster care, group homes and residential treatment facilities across Michigan.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm recently signed legislation that exempts the sales tax on aircraft parts installations performed in the state for customers who do not reside or base their aircraft in Michigan. The new law also provides a waiver from taxes associated with purchasing an aircraft in Michigan by buyers who do not live or keep their aircraft in the state.
New legislation in Michigan exempts the sales tax on aircraft parts installations performed in the state for customers who do not reside or base their aircraft in that state. The new law also provides a waiver from taxes associated with purchasing an aircraft in Michigan by buyers who do not live or keep their aircraft in the state.
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