Law

March 15, 2007 - 7:03am

Jet Source, a Part 145 avionics installation and airframe maintenance facility at McClellan-Palomar Airport (CRQ) in Carlsbad, Calif., has completed installing law enforcement equipment in the second of four San Diego Police Eurocopter AS 350B-3s, according to the company. The package is night-vision goggle capable and includes a Max-Viz infrared enhanced-vision system, Avalex moving map and a custom-designed radio command suite.

March 8, 2007 - 10:38am

The FAA amended the regulations for the Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal period. The previous renewal period was one year; the rulemaking changes that to two years, effective March 7. According to the FAA, changing the renewal period reduces administrative costs by 50 percent for both the agency and the mechanic.

March 7, 2007 - 9:54am

For many years, Ronald Tutor, president and CEO of construction firm Tutor-Saliba, tried to fight local restrictions preventing his Boeing Business Jet from landing at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, Idaho. In 2004 the airport won the lawsuit that Tutor filed, but Tutor appealed and lost again.

March 7, 2007 - 9:14am

Natalie was happy to be returning home after a week of treatment at New York’s Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center.

February 19, 2007 - 5:02am

A federal district court in California has indicted Jeffrey Borer and Arvel Reeves on conspiracy and other charges related to secretly recorded conversations between entertainer Michael Jackson and his attorney while on a chartered Gulfstream IISP flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2003.

February 12, 2007 - 10:13am

Police in Georgia yesterday arrested a 22-year-old commercial-rated pilot for allegedly stealing a Citation VII owned by Pinnacle Air of Springdale, Ark., and flying it on a 350-mile joyride from St. Augustine Airport, Fla., to Gwinnett County-Briscoe Field (LZU) in Lawrenceville, Ga. Gwinnett County police said Daniel Andrew Wolcott was charged with felony theft and five misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct. According to a St.

February 5, 2007 - 8:04am

An Italian military tribunal has thrown out cowardice charges against four pilots who refused to fly in Iraq because of the poor state of their helicopters. The four pilots served in Iraq last year but, after flying just one mission, refused to take to the air again, saying their helicopters did not have adequate anti-missile protection. The army said the helicopters were safe and accused the pilots of cowardice.

February 1, 2007 - 10:04am

A proposed rule would allow non-commercial operations of U.S.-registered aircraft owned by a company not considered a U.S. citizen to use the options of FAR 91.501 without obtaining a “foreign aircraft permit.” Under existing rules, U.S.-registered aircraft are considered foreign-owned if the management and/or board of directors of the corporation are not composed entirely of U.S. citizens. Comments to the notice are due by April 8.

February 1, 2007 - 9:11am

Two top executives of Tyler Jet L.L.C. pleaded guilty last month in Texas Eastern District Court on one count of money laundering in a scheme that cost banks, businesses and individuals across the country nearly $20 million.

According to the office of the U.S. Attorney, former president and CEO Timothy Beverley, 47, and former CFO Gregory Hopper, 49, were accused of wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering.

February 1, 2007 - 9:00am

Next month, a Connecticut jury will hear a $3.5 million claim against Executive Jet Management (EJM) in a case that is already sending a chill through the business aviation community.

 
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