AINalerts » April 28, 2009

April 29, 2009 - 5:18am

Dubai-based Project Phoenix is the latest company to bring a corporate Bombardier CRJ variant to market, with its first example due to be accepted by owner Ritz Pacific before the end of next month. Completion of the modified regional jet was contracted to Peterborough, Ontario-based Flying Colours, which also has produced its own ExecLiner and Jetcorp Renaissance Series CRJ executive conversions.

April 29, 2009 - 5:14am

Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry-level jet received EASA certification on Friday. The five-passenger twinjet was introduced by the Brazilian manufacturer in 2005 and received Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil and FAA certification in December. As of last week, 12 Phenom 100s have been delivered.

April 29, 2009 - 5:13am

The removal in February of Loran-C and eLoran funding from President Obama’s proposed budget has drawn strong protest from the UK over the sudden U.S. policy reversal. Last year, the U.S.

April 29, 2009 - 5:11am

The FAA issued Information for Operators (InFO) 09005 last week, urging proper pilot training for boot operation and maintaining airspeed in de-icer-boot-equipped airplanes.

April 29, 2009 - 5:06am

Cincinnati-based specialized aviation services company ARG/US on Thursday released an on-site safety audit report focusing on commonly seen deficiencies in safety management systems (SMS) and emergency response planning (ERP). The report is based on 116 audits of Part 91 and 135 operators conducted by ARG/US between Jan. 1, 2007, and Feb. 28, 2009.

April 29, 2009 - 4:55am

Cessna has “slowed down the Columbus program significantly,” company chairman, CEO and president Jack Pelton said during a Q&A session after giving the keynote speech at yesterday’s Aviation Insurance Association conference in San Francisco. While Cessna will maintain its current level of research and development spending at 6 to 7 percent, he said, “Our revenues have gone down significantly in the last year.


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