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LoPresti Boom Beams for Hawker 700s

Avmats has joined forces with LoPresti Aviation to deliver LoPresti Boom Beams to legacy Hawker 700s.
Maintenance and Modifications

API opens logistics and distribution center in China

Aerospace Products International, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services, has opened its newest distribution and logistics center in Shanghai
Maintenance and Modifications

Joramco chooses MXI Maintenance System

Jordan Aircraft Maintenance (Joramco) and Mxi Technologies have announced an agreement to implement the Maintenix system at Joramco’s MRO facility on Queen

Standard Aero signs parts-support agreement with P&WCs

Standard Aero has expanded its range of small gas turbine engine services with a five-year agreement covering PT6 engine work with Pratt & Whitney Componen

GDAS marks five years of servicing business jets

Las Vegas; Minneapolis; and West Palm Beach, Fla., were purchased from BBA Aviation to form General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS).
Regulations and Government

FAA cautions against some R-R 250 engine combustion liners

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to advise owners, operators and repair stations of aircraft equipped with the Rolls-

Renovation Hardware: Pioneers will always meet obstacles

The owner of the 1991 Falcon 900 shown here undergoing an extensive cockpit and cabin renovation by Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Neb., has learned a lesson
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AmSafe retrofit inflatable belts coming soon for general aviation

In the third quarter, the FAA is expected to begin awarding supplemental type certificates for installation of AmSafe inflatable seatbelts in dozens of mod
Regulations and Government

HAI launches disaster-relief database, invites volunteers

Last month the Helicopter Association International (HAI) rolled out its First Responder program–an online database of helicopter operators who, in the eve
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Regulations and Government

How helicopter-friendly are America’s biggest cities?

If a city is to be considered friendly to helicopters, by what criteria would this friendliness be measured? The number of heliports? Heliports per capita?

Sightseeing market a boon for Eurocopter’s EcoStar

Investing in a new helicopter is not a decision to be made lightly–especially for a mom-and-pop operation working in a particularly volatile market sector.
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San Diego Buys a Bell Too

After a competitive tender, San Diego County has approved a sheriff’s department request to buy a new Bell 407.

Chicago PD To Get New Bell

Hillsboro Aviation has won a contract from the Chicago Police Department to complete a new Bell 206B-3 JetRanger.

AgustaWestland Makes Mark in Asia

As part of a modernization program for its helicopter fleet, AgustaWestland will supply four A109 Powers to Japan’s National Police Agency.

Venezuela Goes Russian

Venezuela’s National Institute of Civil Aviation has taken delivery of three Russian Mil Mi-172s to improve national search-and-rescue capabilities.

LUH Contract Brings Jobs to Miss.

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Raytheon settles with SEC

Raytheon Company will pay a $12 million fine to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle an investigation into its financial disclosures and

Goodrich finds fix for Q400 nose-gear failures

Goodrich Aerospace has devised a solution to the wiring harness problems that led to a number of nose-gear retraction failures in Bombardier Q400 turboprop

Second BA609 begins ground trials

The second Bell Agusta BA609 (S/N 60002) made its first ground run on July 13 at AgustaWestland’s facility in Cameri, Italy.
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FAA seeks to prevent air tour authority swaps

The FAA has proposed an opinion that would prevent air tour operators from transferring national park air tour interim operating authority (IOA), effective

Pinnacle Airlines in fight for Love

If Northwest Airlines gets its way, regional affiliate Pinnacle Airlines will become one of the first competitors to Southwest and American Airlines at Dal

E190 Gets EASA Nod

A full 10 months after winning certification by Brazilian authorities and eight months after starting service with JetBlue in the U.S., the Embraer E190 on

Final E-Jet cleared for August service entry

Brazil’s Embraer has passed another critical milestone in its meteoric development with Brazilian and EASA certification of the largest of its four-member

Jazz To Fly from Toronto Island

Air Canada Jazz reacted in decisive fashion to Porter Airlines’ plans to launch regional service from Toronto Island Airport this fall by announcing its ow

Hawaiian Moves To Halt Go!

A bankruptcy court judge has set a date of August 4 to hear arguments related to Hawaiian Airlines’ request to bar Mesa Air Group subsidiary Go! from selli

Chalks’ Relatives To Settle

Relatives of the 20 passengers and crew killed last year in the December 19 crash of a Grumman Turbo Mallard off Miami Beach will share some $51 million un

Twenty CRJ900s for PSA?

August 1 marks the deadline for PSA Airlines pilots to agree to US Airways’ conditions for placing 20 Bombardier CRJ900LRs with the wholly owned subsidiary
Maintenance and Modifications

3M pilot project tests RFID tags for tool tracking

The number of tools needed for a modern business jet maintenance shop and the hassles of keeping track of their whereabouts and calibration status seem to

Special Conditions for Falcons OK’d

The FAA finalized special conditions for safety standards covering installation of enhanced flight visibility systems (EFVS) in Dassault’s Falcon 900EX and

Blakey Touts ADS-B Capabilities

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey last month reiterated the agency’s position that automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) is the “backbone” of th