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NetJets Financial Winds Shift Favorably

The nine-month-old NetJets pilot contract, which raised wages substantially, isn’t having the speculated adverse effect on profits at the fractional provid

Drunken Joy-ride Pilot Sentenced

Philippe Patricio, 21, who in June last year stole a Cessna 172 at Danbury Municipal Airport, Conn., and flew it on a drunken joyride to Westchester County

Upgraded Helicopter Standards Planned

Revised performance and handling requirements for normal- (Part 27) and transport-category (Part 29) rotorcraft have been proposed.

Comments Due on Limitations NPRM

September 18 is the comment deadline on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish operational life limitations designed to prevent widespread fat

Eclipse, Cessna race to VLJ certification

Not to rain on Eclipse’s parade, but…the July 27 waving of the checkered flag in the very light jet (VLJ) race might have been premature.

Hawker 4000 exemptions OK’d with conditions

The FAA has granted, with conditions, Raytheon Aircraft’s request that the Hawker 4000 be temporarily exempted from certain Part 25 amendments to enable th

LGA small airliner phase-out proposed

Under an FAA proposal issued late last month, an airline’s annual “average seat size” would have to be equal to or greater than the airport-wide target of

O'Hare slots made final rule

A long-awaited interim final rule extends until at least mid-2008 the FAA’s mandated flight-reduction program to ease congestion at Chicago O’Hare Internat

Adam raises $93M in new funding

Adam Aircraft of Englewood, Colo., last month completed a $93 million funding round led by venture-capital firm DCM, a new investor in the start-up manufac

Icing training for Caravan pilots

Cessna has submitted documents to the FAA that could serve as a new AFM supplement requiring flight-into-known-icing training for Caravan pilots.

FAA cuts back mailing of ADs

The FAA is cutting back mailing ADs and will no longer mail Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins to affected owners and operators.

Watch for CJ4 at NBAA show

Expect Cessna at the NBAA Convention next month to announce the Citation CJ4, a stretched version of the CJ3 with a slightly swept wing based on the Sovere

Falcon 7X splish-splashes closer to certification

Calculation and theory go only so far in an aircraft development program, and last month it was time for Dassault’s Falcon 7X S/N 003 to jump in and get it
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Charter & Fractional

Dayjet taps first operations base

Per-seat, on-demand start-up operator DayJet said its first Southeast DayBase and maintenance facility will be at Gainesville Regional Airport, Fla.

NTSB wants ice detectors on all jet engines

Several Beechjet flameouts have led the NTSB to make recommendations to prevent recurrences.

Citation crashes in Iowa cornfield

The NTSB has started an investigation into the fatal July 19 crash of Citation 560 N636SE near Cresco, Iowa.

Republic buys more Embraer E-Jets

Republic Airways late last month exercised purchase options on 30 Embraer E175s, bringing the total number of E-Jets ordered by the Indianapolis-based regi

First-half GA billings set industry record

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reported record-breaking billings for the first half of this year.

D-Jet price rises

Diamond has increased the price of the single-engine D-Jet from less than $1 million to $1.36 million, nudging the $1.5 million tag for the Eclipse 500 ver

NTSB urges changes for Saab 340s

The NTSB wants the FAA to attend immediately to “deficiencies” in the cold-weather operating procedures for Saab 340s, as well as the aircraft’s performanc

Canada launches ADS-B program

By 2009, Nav Canada plans to install ADS-B ground stations around Hudson Bay, which straddles high-latitude airline flight paths between Asia, North Americ

L.A. seeks VNY Stage 2 phaseout

Stage 2 jets are under attack again at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California.

Cessna Jet sales, deliveries climb

Cessna delivered 76 Citations in the second quarter, bringing the first-half total to 142 compared with 118 in the same six-month period last year.

UK terror plot broadens market for charter services

Although last month’s foiled terrorist plot to bomb as many as 10 airliners while they were en route to the U.S.

Spectrum prototype crash kills two

On July 25 at about 4:05 p.m.

Farnborough F1 Kestrel flies at last

Some seven years of development finally led to the first flight of the Farnborough Aircraft F1 Kestrel on July 29.

Wichita's Lee Aerospace adopts new moniker

“Triumph Aerospace Systems–Wichita” is the new name of Lee Aerospace.

Helicomb International gets 8th FAA Diamond Award

Tulsa, Okla.-based Helicomb International, a provider of composite and metal bonded assemblies to the aerospace community, has received its eighth consecut

Gulfstream expands service facility network

Gulfstream Aerospace has named the Dubai, UAE, Jet Aviation maintenance center an authorized warranty repair facility for large-cabin aircraft.