In a unique contractual situation, Jet Aviation handled ground operations for two FBOs at Beijing Capital International Airport during the just-concluded Olympics. Beijing Business Aviation Center (BAC), a joint venture among Jet Aviation, China’s Deer Jet and a minority investor, opened its doors on August 4, four days before the Olympics opening ceremonies.
AINalerts » August 28, 2008
The volume of business aircraft arrivals for the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week has been less than predicted, Denver-area FBOs serving the turbine-powered fleet have reported. Levels have been so low that the FAA’s special traffic management plan for the event had not gone into effect as of this morning.
In UBS Investment Research’s business jet update released on Tuesday, industry analyst David Strauss noted that U.S. business jet flight activity last month declined 11 percent from the same month last year.
Thirty-eight months after Sikorsky’s formal announcement of the X2 “technology demonstrator,” the compound helicopter made its first flight yesterday at the Sikorsky-Schweizer rapid prototyping facility in Horseheads, N.Y. During the 30-minute flight, Sikorsky chief test pilot Kevin Bredenbeck conducted slow forward flight, hover and hover turn maneuvers.