Germany-based aerospace consultancy PMI-Media has lowered its estimated very light jet (VLJ) delivery schedule for this year based on production difficulties Eclipse Aviation has encountered. In its latest report, PMI says total VLJ industry deliveries have been reduced by nearly half, from 205 to 125.
AINalerts » April 17, 2007
Viking Air, which last year announced that it was considering restarting production of the 19-passenger DHC-6 Twin Otter, confirmed last week that the program will proceed.
Approval for European commercial single-engine operations at night or under IMC is probably still at least three years away. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rejected as “unbalanced and incomplete” engine and aircraft reliability data inherited from uncompleted Joint Aviation Authorities work. The agency said the data is unrepresentative of operations or inappropriate to weather conditions in the region.
Nav Canada on Friday proposed a 3-percent reduction in its customer service charges, effective September 1. This is the second consecutive year that the country’s ATC provider has cut its charges, following a reduction of 1.8 percent on average that took effect last September.
User fees remain a fiery issue, despite a congressional recess the past two weeks during which no official business has been conducted on the proposal.