GE Aviation will soon start certification testing of its new 800-shp H80 turboprop engine, which is derived from the Walter M601. Last summer, GE acquired certain assets of Prague, Czech Republic-based Walter Engines.
AINalerts » August 20, 2009
Following the August 8 fatal midair over the Hudson River VFR corridor between a single-engine Piper Lance and a Liberty Helicopters AStar, the FAA has initiated disciplinary review of the Teterboro tower controller handling the Lance and his supervisor and placed them on administrative leave.
Last week Hawker Beechcraft chairman and CEO Bill Boisture warned employees that due to “significant economic challenges…we are making a host of difficult business decisions to preserve our company.
The long-simmering feud between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) over wages and working conditions has apparently been resolved. Union members will have 45 days to ratify the many issues agreed upon through mediation. But five issues decided by arbitrators, including compensation, are not subject to ratification.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has “terminated its firm and conditional order purchase agreement with Jet Republic.” The cancellation removes 25 firm orders for Learjet 60XRs worth $340 million from Bombardier’s backlog. Jet Republic launched a European fractional-share company last year with an order for 110 Learjet 60 XRs and financing by Austria’s Euram Bank. Deliveries of the first airplanes were to have begun this October.