Current FAA terminology for an air traffic controller’s instruction for a pilot to taxi onto the runway and await takeoff clearance is “position and hold.” However, this will change on September 30 to “line up and wait,” which is the standard terminology under International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines.
AINalerts » August 12, 2010
Despite the littered road of failed very light jet air-taxi firms, Linear Air said it has been able to make the model work and has even eked out a profit during one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. The Concord, Mass.-based company said its revenues in the first half increased to nearly $1 million with its four Eclipse 500s, doubling the results from the first half of last year.
Embraer yesterday received Brazil ANAC, FAA and EASA approval for Garmin’s synthetic vision technology (SVT) system on the Phenom 100, which has a Garmin G1000-based Prodigy flight deck avionics system. The approval applies to new-production Phenom 100s, as well as retrofit installations for in-service aircraft.
NTSB investigators are at the site of Monday’s Alaska crash of a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T turboprop-conversion floatplane that killed five, including former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), and left four others seriously injured, including former NASA administrator and current EADS North America chairman Sean O’Keefe and his teenage son.
Dassault Falcon predicts that Brazil will be one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for business aviation as the industry recovers, company president and CEO John Rosanvallon said today at the 2010 Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Labace) in São Paulo. “Brazil has experienced a healthy growth in GDP and benefits from a diversified economy built on exports.