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Accidents

Hearings set on CL-600 crash

NTSB public hearings are scheduled to take place June 13 to 15 on the crash of a Pinnacle Airlines Bombardier CL-600 regional jet in Jefferson City, Mo., o
Charter & Fractional

Limits placed on marquis jet card

Holders of the Marquis Jet Card will have new restrictions that will require they book flights farther in advance during peak travel times.
Charter & Fractional

NetJets talks with pilots stall

Contract negotiations between NetJets management and the leadership of Local 1108, which represents the fractional provider’s pilots, seem to have gone fro
Safety

NASA Studying Weather-encounter Incidents

General aviation pilots who report weather encounters to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) between April and September might receive a follow-
Safety

EPA challenged on fuel truck regs

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is calling for FBOs to speak out on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) spill-containment rules
Charter & Fractional

Purchase expands charterauction

Charter broker CharterAuction has purchased JetEquity Travel, the charter broker division of Skyport Aviation, an FBO at Westchester County Airport, White
Regulations and Government

Errant pilot has certificate pulled

The FAA revoked the pilot certificate of Hayden Sheaffer, pilot-in-command of the Cessna 150 that violated the Washington, D.C.
Regulations and Government

UK warns: reduce emissions or pay

The UK intends to push for emissions trading for aviation when it heads the European Union for six months, beginning July 1.
ATC

Challenger 600 gets glass

In a first for an avionics installer, Duncan Aviation has certified and installed the Universal Avionics EFI-890R retrofit cockpit system in a customer Cha
Airports

TEB noise limits expansion sought

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the FAA are considering a proposal to expand noise-abatement procedures at Teterboro Airport (TEB).
Aircraft

First Flight: Three OEMs make four first flights

In the 16-day period between April 27 and May 13, three OEMs started flight testing four of their latest aircraft.
Maintenance and Modifications

Stage III Gets Final STC for Hush Kit

Stage III Technologies of La Jolla, Calif., last monthreceived final FAA certification of its FAR Part 36 Stage 3 noise kit/thrust reverser for the Gulfstr
Safety

Safety Board considers cockpit image recorder recommendation

In part because of two-high profile fatal crashes–one involving eight federal government employees and the other a U.S.
Accidents

Sabreliner Runs off Runway

A Sabreliner owned and operated by Compass Acquisitions and Development in Dallas ran off the runway at Brownwood Regional Airport, Texas, on May 9 followi
Security

Norad implements laser warnings in Washington

The FAA and general aviation organizations have stepped up efforts to inform pilots flying in the airspace around the Washington and Baltimore areas about

Over a Barrel: Low Oil Pressure Warning

A world without oil is a breeding ground for alarmists, some say, blithely confident that it can’t run out and “we’ll find more,” but if it ever does run o
FBOs

2006 FBO Survey

Fifteen years ago, one of my first assignments for AIN was to travel to the NATA Convention in Las Vegas.
Aircraft

Turboprop Singles vs Very Light Jets

With very light jets (VLJs) expected to enter service by this time next year, turboprop singles are now meeting the contender face-to-face in the marketpla
Aircraft

Will VLJs expand role of flight department?

According to the National Business Travel Association, U.S.

2005 Newsmakers

It’s that time of year when AIN’s editors reflect on the people and events that captured our attention in the past year and inspired the th
Charter & Fractional

European agency studies fractional-ownership rules

Ever since the FAA issued its final rule on “Regulation of Fractional Aircraft Ownership Programs and On-demand Operations” known as Part 91, Subpart K [wh
Airports

DCA Access Included in Security Bills

The House of Representatives passed two key piecesof legislation last month, each containing a mandate toresume general aviation operations at Ronald Reaga
Engines

New Engine Technology

Engine manufacturers are ready to benefit from the hot market for new business aircraft and helicopters in the coming decades.

NBAA chooses Bolen as association president

After searching for several months to find a new leader for NBAA, the association’s board of directors reached into the ranks of the general aviation indus
Aircraft

Embraer and Ratheon keeping an eye on the light jet market

Two more established OEMs–Embraer and Raytheon Aircraft–confirmed they are looking at introducing aircraft into the light or very light jet market.
Aircraft

Gulfstream 450 receives FAA type certification

Gulfstream Aerospace on August 12 received FAA type certification for its new long-range G450.
Charter & Fractional

NBAA, NATA to clarify Part 91/135 'piggybacking'

NBAA and NATA are collaborating on a series of white papers to clarify use of Part 91 aircraft by Part 135 aircraft charter management companies.
Airports

Slot Program to be reinstated at O'Hare

Scheduled to start November 1, GA IFR slot reservation requirements will be reinstated for at least six months at O’Hare International Airport as part of t

NBAA's Blouin Resigns-For Sure This Time

NBAA senior v-p of operations Bob Blouin resigned for certain at the end of last month.
ATC

With LAAS in limbo, FAA buys more ILSs

The FAA is expected to announce a major ILS contract award within the next 90 days, according to agency insiders.