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Charter firm to face safety checks after Challenger crash at Teterboro
4 March 2005

The FAA has grounded the operator of the Challenger jet that overran the runway at Teterboro Airport last month, and a judge yesterday ordered the company to hand over training records and other documents to federal investigators. Platinum Jet Management LLC may not have been properly certified to operate the Challenger charter plane, according to an FAA cease-and-desist order issued this week. A Platinum representative said the company was working with Darby Aviation, known as AlphaJet, which does hold a Part 135 certificate. Darby subcontracts to Platinum, which provides maintenance and on-board crews for the jet. (The Star-Ledger)