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.
AINalerts » April 13, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.