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FBOs

Florida FBOs clean up after Charley

When Hurricane Charley slammed into the heavily populated west coast of Florida last month, it came with unpredicted fury.

AIN Product Support Survey Clarification

In the rating codes chart in AIN’s 2004 product support survey (August, page 20), the overall average shown for Honeywell (Allied Signal/T

'Major Announcement' Planned on Project

Westport, Conn.-based Avocet Aircraft said it expects to make a “major announcement” at next month’s NBAA Convention on the progress of the ProJet very lig
Maintenance and Modifications

Nordam Lures Uczekaj From Honeywell

John Uczekaj, with Honeywell since 1986 and most recently executive v-p and general manager of Honeywell Aerospace Electronics Systems in Phoenix, has been

Hill Replaces Monson as BBJ President

Steven Hill will become president of Boeing Business Jets, replacing Lee Monson, who becomes v-p of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Sales for the Middle East a
ATC

FAA ATC Staffing Plans Come Under Scrutiny

The DOT Office of Inspector General plans to begin an audit of the FAA’s initiatives to address ATC staffing levels on September 7.
Aircraft

Cessna Adding More VGs To Sovereign

When customers start receiving their Citation Sovereigns, they might notice the tail area has more vortex generators than it did when the super-midsize bus
Aircraft

Final Report Issued On UK Challenger Crash

The UK’s August 20 final report of the fatal crash of a Challenger 604 at Birmingham International Airport, England, on Jan.

Dates Set for Asian Business Aviation Show

NBAA will host its Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2005) from August 9 to 11 next year in Shanghai, China.

FAA and industry create training program for technically advanced, owner-flown aircraft

by John Sheridan
It’s an unusual fact that, unlike just about any other marketable items, very light jets (VLJs), alcohol and tobacco share one unique

John & Martha and Their Falcon 10

John and Martha King, co-chairmen and owners of San Diego, Calif.-based King Schools, are best known among owner-pilots for their folksy flight-training vi

Owner Flown: Preparing for the emerging market for owner-flown turbine airplanes

It was 25 years ago last month that New York Yankees team captain Thurman Munson was killed in the crash of his Cessna Citation I.

Gulfstream's Raynor Reavis Named General Dynamics V-P

The board of directors of General Dynamics elected Raynor Reavis, Gulfstream Aerospace senior v-p of marketing and sales, a vice president of the airframer
Aircraft

Beechjet lands safely after engines flame out

Turbine engines are extremely reliable and many business jet pilots go through their entire careers experiencing engine failures only during simulator trai

CBAA reports program success at convention

Private Canadian operators of turbine-powered aircraft are experiencing a reduction in individual certification delays, the result of a Transport Canada ag
Regulations and Government

TFRs abound as election approaches

As the presidential election heated up last month, the blood pressures of many general aviation pilots rose faster than the campaign rhetoric as they attem

U.S. and Canada teams prepare for fall X Prize flgihts

Two teams, one American and one Canadian, are poised to capture the Ansari X Prize by mid-October, having announced initial launch dates of their privately

Eurocopter builds all-composite door

by Chad Trautvetter
While most people in aviation know Eurocopter builds a successful line of turbine helicopters, few probably know that the company’
Accidents

Only Minor Injuries in Crash that Destroys King Air

The pilot and his passenger escaped with minor injuries after their King Air A90 was severely damaged during a crash landing at Ferguson Airport, Pensacola
Charter & Fractional

Mayo Clinic On Call for Marquis Jet Card Owners

Marquis Jet card owners and guests now have access to medical support from the famed Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minn., while they are on a NetJets aircraft
Aircraft

RVSM STC Adds More Learjet 35/36 Versions

West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, Colo., received an amendment to its August 2003 Learjet 35/36 STC that adds RVSM equipment installation approval to a
Regulations and Government

GA to Benefit from Pennsylvania Airport Grants

Pennsylvania will provide more than $4 million in state-aid grants to pay for improvements at six airports heavily used by general aviation: $1.5 million f
Regulations and Government

California Aeronautics Budget Stays Intact

The California legislature didn’t transfer $745,000 left over from last year’s aeronautical budget into the general fund, as Gov.

Engineering Work Delays King Air Winglets

Boundary Layer Research, the Everett, Wash., company that developed winglets for the Beech Duke some 10 years ago, is now designing winglets for King Air 2
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Bank of America Forms Bizav Finance Division

Bank of America last month formed the Corporate Aircraft Finance Division, a group that combines The Private Bank’s Aviation Finance Division with the Bank
FBOs

Signature To Acquire UK Network of 10 Execair FBOs

Signature Flight Support, which recently lost its lease for an FBO at New York La Guardia Airport and is expected to lose its leasehold at Douglas Internat
Airports

Noise Abatement Plan Submitted for Fort Lauderdale

Management at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fla., has submitted a proposed noise compatibility program (under FAR Part 150 guidelines) to the FAA, whi
Safety

Incursion Information Evaluation Program Renewed

The FAA is extending its runway incursion information evaluation program for another 24 months, through July 20, 2006, to gather further data about the cau