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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
Accidents

Preliminary Report: Pilots Killed in Citation Overrun

Cessna Citation 560, Cresco, Iowa, July 19, 2006–The pilot and copilot of Citation N636SE, registered to Tomco of Nashville, Tenn., were killed on l
Accidents

Preliminary Report: PC-12 crash fatal for two

Pilatus PC-12, Big Timber, Mont., June 25, 2006–PC-12 N768H crashed shortly after takeoff from Big Timber Airport (6S0) and the two people on board were ki
Accidents

Preliminary Report: CITATION LANDS IN CREEK AFTER OVERRUN

Cessna 560 Citation Ultra, Hamilton, Mont., July 10, 2006–According to the FAA report, Citation Ultra N50CV was landing at Ravalli County Airport wh
Accidents

Preliminary Reports: Bell Runs Into Trouble in Search

Bell 206L-3 LongRanger, Taos, N.M., July 12, 2006–An NBC Channel 4 Eyewitness News helicopter, operated by AeroWest Helicopters of Albuquerque, N.M.
FBOs

Landmark refurbs Dulles FBO

Landmark Aviation completed a $300,000 upgrade of its Dulles International Airport FBO interior in June, marking another in the FBO chain’s series of new f
Accidents

Preliminary Report: LACY LEARJET SUFFERS IN-FLIGHT FIRE

Bombardier Learjet 55, Van Nuys, Calif., July 15, 2006–Learjet N554CL, operated by Clay Lacy Aviation, suffered an in-flight fire while on approach
FBOs

Mercury opens new PHF FBO

Mercury Air Centers opened its new FBO terminal at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) on June 7, with new general manager Mike Agee at t
Accidents

Preliminary Report: MOVIE PLATFORM HITS POWERLINES

Bell 206B JetRanger II, Walford, Iowa, June 30, 2006–A cameraman was killed during the shooting of a movie when the JetRanger used for the filming h
Regulations and Government

Congressional Observer: September 2006

• The dog days of August descended on the Capitol right on schedule, and Congressional lawmakers escaped the doldrums as they usually do–by recessing for t
FBOs

Enterprise FBO touts new canopy at Houston Hobby

In mid-June, longtime Houston Hobby FBO Enterprise Jet Center opened a new 300,000-sq-ft FBO facility fronted by a 10,000-sq-ft canopy large enough to fit
FBOs

Flower Aviation Salina gets upgraded facility

Self-described as “America’s Fuel Stop,” Flower Aviation at Salina Municipal Airport in Kansas held a grand opening for its new customer service center on
ATC

…While NASA Cuts Hurt NGATS

Reductions to NASA’s aeronautics budgets are undermining critical research for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS), according to Dr.
ATC

'Measurable' Progress Shown by ATO...

In his first appearance before the Washington Aero Club in nearly three years, FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO) COO Russ Chew told the group that a recen
FBOs

Moffett reopens at Lakefront

The Million Air FBO at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans reopened the historic 1930s-era art deco Moffett hangar, following repairs of damage sustained duri
FBOs

McKinney adding new hangar

Aeros Aviation, which owns completion and refurb shop McKinney Aerospace, is building a new corporate hangar at Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney,

FBO Profile: Premier Jet

The recently completed Premier Jet FBO at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., isn’t just an FBO; it’s a new kind of facility that Premier backer
FBOs

KCAC expands to St. Louis

This month Kansas City Aviation Center will open its second FBO and maintenance facility in a new building that it purchased at Spirit of St Louis Airport
Aircraft

Crossroads opt for Green FBO

Crossroads Aviation planned to break ground last month on an energy-saving multimillion-dollar “green” FBO building at Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Minne
Airports

Swiss airport offers fly-in banking

The small airport of St.
Charter & Fractional

FlightWorks opens facility at Manassas

At busy Manassas Regional Airport near Washington, D.C., FlightWorks has opened its third hangar/office facility for charter and aircraft management custom
Security

Aviation Pass system tracks unauthorized aircraft use

ADT has developed and is testing a private aircraft security system known as Aviation Pass.
Safety

Torqued: The end of the good old days

Everywhere we look in aviation today we can see long overdue signs of an economic recovery and return to the good old days.
Aircraft

Three Maintenance techs make good in Springfield

It’s an axiom of the industry that “to make a small fortune in aviation, start with a big fortune.” So far that has not been the case for the owners of Spr
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Maintenance and Modifications

Raytheon receives AMT awards

For the third consecutive year, Raytheon Aircraft’s repair station trained 100 percent of its participants.
Maintenance and Modifications

Banyan Air Service celebrates AMT Day with award ceremony

Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport hosted a celebration lunch for its avionics and maintenance technicians on May 24 in honor of Aviat
Maintenance and Modifications

Pentastar's avionics department honored

The FAA has awarded members of the avionics team at Pentastar Aviation its Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award.
Aircraft

Yingling completes first RVSM installation on Conquest II

Yingling Aviation, located on Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, has completed its first RVSM-compliant modification of a Cessna turboprop on a 1979 Conques
Aircraft

Gulfstream Long Beach passes 20-year milestone

This year Gulfstream Aerospace is recognizing the 20th anniversary of its Long Beach, Calif.
Aircraft

Raisbeck engineering OKs new authorized King Air dealers

Four new installation centers have been authorized as Raisbeck King Air dealers.