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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.
Aircraft

Spectrum prototype crash kills two

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

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.

Landmark Enlarges RDU facility, markets Challenger APU mod

Landmark Aviation has completed a $2 million hangar and office facility at its FBO on Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
Aircraft

HondaJet gets green light to enter VLJ fray

Honda announced on July 25 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., that it will “enter the HondaJet into the growing very light jet market.” According to proje
Aircraft

Raytheon justifies requests for Hawker 4000 FAR exemption

The long-anticipated type certification of the Hawker 4000 (née Horizon) super-midsize business jet was imminent at press time–but only if the FAA approved
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Gulfstream G200 maintenance program gets FAA nod

Gulfstream Aerospace announced its G200 MSG-3 scheduled maintenance program has received approvals from the FAA and the Civil Aviation Administration of Is

Bombardier adds AOG and line facilities in UK

Bombardier has named TAG Farnborough Engineering and Gold Air International of Biggin Hill Airport aircraft-on-ground/line maintenance facilities.

Midlantic Jet Aviation: maintenance shop plans steady growth

Rick Hendrickson, president of Midlantic Jet Aviation, believes it’s important to be able to deliver on your word.

API opens logistics hub at London Luton airport

Aerospace Products International (API), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services, has opened a distribution and logistics center on London’s Lu

Duncan inks deal to increase Securaplane battery support

Under the terms of a new agreement Duncan Aviation will provide sales and service for Securaplane Technologies’ emergency batteries.

Raisbadck Engineering Continues to enhance King Air line

A new nacelle wing locker called the Raisbeck Crown Locker has been approved for installation on the King Air C90/E90/C90GT and 200/B200/300/350.

PAMA proposes extending one-year IA renewal period

According to Brian Finnegan, president of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), the two-year IA renewal increases technician flexibilit

FSI offers Master Technician Management program

“Just as maintenance technicians must keep up with constant changes in aircraft systems, current and aspiring managers must stay up-to-date on the skills n

Innotech sells Honeywell APU conversion for Challenger 604

Innotech Aviation of Montreal has completed its first installation of a Honeywell GTCP36-150(CL) auxiliary power unit (APU) in a Bombardier Challenger 604.

It's time to be smarter about security

Anyone who has boarded an airliner since the latest terrorist attempt to use our aircraft as weapons has felt, once again, as if the traveler is the bad gu

FAA order clarifies adoption of foreign ADs

Comments were due June 14 on a new FAA Order that proposed changes in the way the agency processes mandatory airworthiness information.

News Note: AC 120-92

An SMS, the AC stated, “is essentially a quality-management approach to controlling risk.” There are both safety and business benefits to implementing SMSs
Safety

Third dual flameout raises questions about Beechjet

The third Beechjet dual engine flameout in less than two years has left NTSB investigators, as well as aircraft manufacturer Raytheon and engine maker Prat
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Refurbished terminal opens at Lyon

France’s Lyon Bron airport last month opened its refurbished 2,100-sq-ft business aviation terminal.
FBOs

Flying group loses appeal

The Paris appeals court has rejected Flying Group’s appeal over its claims that the Euralair group reneged on a deal to sell the assets of its Le Bourget A
ATC

New president for controllers’ union

In the aftermath of the standoff between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) over a new contract, the union’s rank-and-fil

Elliott Enters the World of 3-D Virtual Interiors

With some help from Kansas City, Mo.-based Infusion Design, Elliott Aviation has created a new computerized virtual cabin program that will allow customers

Duncan Plays the Shell Game

Duncan Aviation recently delivered its 10th Falcon 50 with the company’s Duncan Design shell kit.

DunnAir Survives Growing Pains

DunnAir, which opened its doors for business earlier this year, had to shut them between August 4 and August 14 when founder and chief executive Dale Dunn

Tailwind 300 Satellite Direct Television Unveiled

Rockwell Collins has announced its new Tailwind 300 satellite-direct television system, which it promotes as “ideal for the super-midsize and larger aircra

Nordam and Jet Star Open Interiors Shop in Brazil

The Nordam Group has broken new ground in Brazil.