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January 11, 2011 - 9:54am

Despite a modest increase in the number of business aircraft flight hours last year, the number of accidents remained virtually static compared with those in 2009, according to year-end statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 27, 2010 - 11:18am

The total number of U.S. business aviation accidents in the first nine months of this year remained nearly even with the same period last year, despite an uptick in flight hours, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 20, 2010 - 2:08pm

The total number of U.S. business aviation accidents in the first nine months of this year remained nearly even with the same period last year, despite an uptick in flight hours, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

August 1, 2010 - 8:20am

As U.S.-registered business aircraft have begun to fly more hours compared with last year, accidents (at least those involving turboprops) have been on the rise. In the first half of this year compared with  the first six months of last year, the number of turboprop accidents has increased, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

July 13, 2010 - 11:48am

As business aircraft flight hours have increased over the last year, so too have turboprop accidents, according to first-half statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based business aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. The turboprop segment saw 24 crashes in the first half, up from 14 in the first six months of last year. Of those 24 accidents, three were fatal, resulting in seven deaths.

April 30, 2010 - 6:39am

The recent increase in business aviation flight hours has resulted in an increase in the number of accidents, especially among the turboprop segment, according to statistics compiled by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

January 27, 2010 - 5:27am

As flight activity last year declined from that of the previous year–by between 14 and 20 percent–so too did the number of U.S. business aircraft accidents, according to year-end statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. Last year U.S.-registered business jets and turboprops were involved in 44 accidents compared with 64 the previous year, a 31-percent reduction.

January 19, 2010 - 11:43am

A Mitsubishi MU-2 crashed yesterday afternoon during approach to landing at Lorain County Regional airport in Elyria, Ohio. All four occupants of the MU-2 were killed in the accident. This is the first fatal MU-2 accident since the FAA issued new special FARs governing MU-2 pilot training. There has been only one nonfatal accident involving an MU-2 since the SFAR took effect two years ago.

November 2, 2009 - 8:48am

Continuing the recent trend of safety improvement, business aviation accidents declined nearly 50 percent during the first three quarters of this year compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 8, 2009 - 11:05am

While flight hours are down an estimated 20 to 30 percent from last year, business aviation accidents declined by nearly 50 percent during the first three quarters versus last year, according to statistics released yesterday by industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla. In the first nine months, U.S.

 
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