For the fifth year in a row, Gulfstream received highest honors in the AIN Product Support Survey. The Savannah-based manufacturer took the top spot among newer business jets, achieving the highest response ratings in six of nine categories rated, while its support of older models swept the older business jet group with the highest ratings in all nine categories.
AINalerts » August 2, 2007
The FAA recently issued Advisory Circular (AC) 91-78, which clarifies that electronic charts, whether obtained through installed or portable display, are legal to use in lieu of traditional paper charts.
Congress last week passed a far-reaching security bill that deals with both cargo and general aviation security, among other things. The bill, “Improving America’s Security Act of 2007,” marks a major change in how cargo will be screened.
The House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees appropriations in the lower chamber, heard from a number of players in the user-fee debate yesterday, bringing the FAA funding battle that much closer to resolution. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) and ranking member Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) both spoke. Rep.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), the Middle East-based start-up that is seeking to command a global presence in a number of aviation sectors, finalized the buyout of Landmark Aviation and Standard Aero Holdings from The Carlyle Group this week. DAE paid $1.9 billion for the two MRO companies. According to DAE, Landmark and Standard Aero will serve as the core of its plan to become a global MRO provider.