In the official results of the 2008 AIN FBO Survey for the Americas, Caribbean and U.S. territories, Wilson Air Center in Memphis, Tenn., again tops the list, the only FBO with an overall average score of more than 9.00.
AINalerts » April 1, 2008
With manufacturers adding a dizzying number of derivative models to their lineups, classifying the available crop of business jets is becoming harder than ever. In an attempt to make better sense of the groupings, AIN has decided to begin using cabin volume as the chief attribute defining the cutoff points for each category.
In its ongoing battle with the Santa Monica City Council, which is trying to figure out a way to restrict jet operations at California’s Santa Monica Airport, the FAA filed an Order to Show Cause against the city last Wednesday. The city council last week adopted an ordinance that prohibits category C and D jets from using the airport beginning April 24.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Friday announced that its board of directors approved the launch of the mid-light and derivative midsize business jets, dubbed the MLJ and MSJ, respectively. According to a U.S. trademark filing, Embraer has reserved the model names Legacy 400 and Legacy 500, which could be the to-be-announced monikers for the two new twinjets first revealed at the NBAA Convention in September.
The crew of a Cessna Citation I that came down soon after takeoff from Biggin Hill Airport, southeast of London, on Sunday is understood to have reported engine vibration before the accident, which killed all five on board. A pilot flying nearby reported hearing the Citation–S/N 500-0287 and registered VP-BGE–make a “mayday” call before being cleared to return to land.
AIN has learned that a directive from the “highest level” within the FAA has instructed the agency’s ADS-B Program Office to spend the next five months concentrating solely on resolving the user community’s overwhelmingly negative response to the proposed ADS-B implementation plan.
Bombardier’s David Dixon talks about what it takes to be successful in Asia’s business aviation market and how it compares to the U.S. Click here to view.