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Pre-Owned Update: Pre-owned market remains strong

Activity on the pre-owned front has remained strong through the second quarter, after hiccuping earlier in the year.

DOT's Mineta Steps Down

Norman Mineta will step down July 7 after serving as DOT Secretary for more than five years, saying, “It is time for me to move on to other challenges.” Mi
Regulations and Government

Platinum penalty referred to DOJ

The FAA has referred its civil penalty case against Platinum Jet Management to the U.S.
Maintenance and Modifications

NTSB reveals maintenance issues

A history of maintenance issues is unfolding at Chalks Ocean Airways, according to a series of recently released NTSB factual reports about last December’s
Accidents

Final Report: Caravan encountered icing

Cessna 208B Caravan, Parks, Ariz., Nov.
Regulations and Government

N.Y. Senate passes tax exemption bill

New York’s state Senate passed legislation (S.3655) sponsored by Sen.
Regulations and Government

ELTS Proposed For All Int'l Flights

Starting July 1, 2008, all airplanes operating internationally will need to carry at least one emergency locator transmitter (ELT), according to a proposed
Accidents

Final Report: Autothrottle blamed for runway overrun

Gulfstream IV, Teterboro, N.J., Dec.
Airports

UK Airport blocked to increase traffic

TAG Aviation’s application to increase weekend movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport was rejected by the local Rushmoor Borough Council.
Regulations and Government

Refuse a drug test lose your license

The FAA late last month adopted a 2004 notice of proposed rulemaking amending airman medical standards so that a refusal to submit to a required drug or al
Accidents

Factual Report: Caravan engine quits

Cessna 208B Caravan, Port Alberni, Canada, Jan.
Accidents

Crash severely damages Sport-Jet

The sole Sport-Jet prototype crashed while taking off from the Colorado Springs Airport on June 22.
Charter & Fractional

Will the air limo industry take off?

As anticipation builds over the pending certification of the first very light jet, the Eclipse 500, “There’s a new sense of legitimacy for the idea of pers
ATC

After ADS-B launch, security concerns raised

In one of the FAA’s more unusual program launches, agency Administrator Marion Blakey publicly announced last month the formal launch of the nationwide ADS
Regulations and Government

Why the FAA Believes the Landing Distance Safety Margin is Necessary

The FAA listed reasons why it believes that the 15-percent landing distance safety margin policy is needed:

• The agency surveyed operators’
Regulations and Government

FAA changes landing distance rules for commercial operators

After a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 ran off a snowy runway while landing at Chicago Midway Airport on December 8 last year, the FAA launched an inter
Accidents

Factual Reports: EMS Westwind makes emergency landing

Israel Aircraft Industries 1124 Westwind, Georgetown, Bahamas, May 24, 2006– The Westwind ran off the side of the runway when making an emergency landing a
Accidents

Final Report: GEARBOXES BLAMED In Eurocopter accident

Eurocopter AS 355F1, Andover, England, Dec.
Accidents

Factual reports: Citation hydroplanes, runs off runway

Cessna 525 CitationJet, Murfreesboro, Tenn., May 16, 2006–Nashville Approach cleared the Interstate Warehousing CitationJet for a visual approach to Runway
Accidents

Preliminary Report: Blowing dust obscures EMS pilot's vision

MBB BK 117, Ponce de Leon, Fla., June 22, 2006–Landing off airport, about 10 miles north of Ponce de Leon, the skid-equipped BK 117 hit trees and was subst
Accidents

Preliminary Report: Citation destroyed by fire after runway overrun

Cessna Citation 560 Ultra, Upland, Calif., June 24, 2006–The pilot of the Aero Charter Services Citation Ultra canceled his IFR clearance when he saw Cable
Accidents

Preliminary Report: Takeoff crash kills MU-2 pilot

Mitsubishi MU-2, Fort Pierce, Fla., June 25, 2006–The pilot of MU-2 N316PR was killed when the airplane crashed shortly after takeoff from Saint Lucie Coun
Accidents

Final Report: UK AAIB FINDS NO CLEAR PROBABLE CAUSE

Reims Cessna F406, Inverness, Scotland, Oct.
Accidents

Final Reports: BELOW-MINIMUMS LANDING DAMAGEd KING AIR

Raytheon Beech King Air 200, Dulles, Va., Oct.
Accidents

Preliminary Report: Prototype Sport-Jet cartwheels on takeoff

Excel-Jet Sport-Jet, Colorado Springs, Colo., June 23, 2006–Pilot James Stewart and mechanic John Welty were seriously injured when the prototype Sport-Jet
Accidents

Final Reports: OVERWEIGHT LANDING CAUSED CITATION ACCIDENT

Cessna CitationJet 525, Old Bridge, N.J., July 17, 2005–The NTSB blamed the crash of the Cessna CitationJet on the pilot’s improper preflight planni
Accidents

Final Reports: MISRIGGED CONTROLS FAULTED

Aero Commander 690, Temecula, Calif., Oct.
Accidents

Factual Report: SA226 LOSES DIRECTIONAL CONTROL

Swearingen SA226TC, Casper, Wyo., Feb.

Factual Report :WAKE VORTICES DOWN CHALLENGER

Bombardier CL-600 Challenger, Aspen, Colo., Feb.
Accidents

Preliminary Report: LOSS OF POWER SUSPECTED IN CARAVAN CRASH

Cessna 208B Caravan, Vilanculos, Mozambique, June 30, 2006–The Caravan charter was approaching Vilankulo Airport at night when it crashed abo