AINalerts » April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010 - 2:57pm

AIN has learned that Gulfstream Aerospace is working on new designs that may leverage elements of the new G650. One source speculated that a shorter G650 fuselage with new engines could provide a modern replacement for the G450/G550. Another source said that engine manufacturers Pratt & Whitney and GE are proposing new engines for Gulfstream’s next jet program.

April 13, 2010 - 2:56pm

The FAA issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to Part 135 charter operator Darby Aviation/AlphaJet International. Darby has the right to appeal the suspension within 10 days.

April 13, 2010 - 2:54pm

Preliminary 2009 aviation accident statistics released by the NTSB late last week show an overall decrease in aviation accidents for general aviation and on-demand Part 135 operations. According to the Safety Board, on-demand Part 135 operations had the lowest number of accidents and fatal accidents last year compared with any other time in the past two decades.

April 13, 2010 - 2:53pm

As news outlets picked up on ProPublica’s story on blocked aircraft registrations, NBAA stepped up to make a case for its Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program.

April 13, 2010 - 2:51pm

TraqPak data released yesterday by aviation specialized services firm Argus shows that business aircraft flight activity last month rose 8.5 percent from a year ago. On an adjusted month-over-month basis, traffic climbed 12.9 percent from February.


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