Turbine-powered business aircraft accidents in 2015, intentional Cessna 172 crashes by NASA and Bombardier's schedule for the Global 7000 and 8000 are covered in the July 13, 2015, issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation:

U.S. Turbine-Powered Business Aircraft Accidents Up, Fatal Accidents Down

The number of accidents involving U.S. business turbine-powered aircraft rose in the first six months of 2015, although the number of fatalities fell.

Accidents involving U.S. business jets and turboprops rose from 18 during the first half of 2014 to 22 in the first six months of 2015. The figures are from Robert Breiling of Robert Breiling Associates, who provides accident reports and analysis.

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NASA Crashing Cessna 172s To Improve Emergency Locator Transmitters

NASA is purposely crashing three Cessna 172 aircraft as it works to improve the performance of emergency locator transmitters.

Technicians hauled a 1958-vintage 172 82 ft. in the air, connected by cables to a huge gantry at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

That way researchers could drop it and test the ELT’s on board.

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Bombardier Reviewing Global 7000, 8000 Schedule

Bombardier Aerospace’s Global 7000 and 8000 programs are undergoing a strategic review, which includes a review of its schedule, the company said in a statement.

Aviation consultant Brian Foley said the company is telegraphing that the programs will be late.

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