AINalerts » December 13, 2007

December 13, 2007 - 11:37am

Travelers’ Atlanta-based aviation division yesterday announced that it will be expanding its corporate flight coverage to include hull and liability insurance for Part 135 and small business accounts.

December 13, 2007 - 11:36am

French engine manufacturer Snecma recently started ground tests of the core engine demonstrator for its Silvercrest business aircraft turbofan. The $100 million core demonstration effort at the company’s Villaroche facilities near Paris is expected to pave the way for full-scale development. The 9,500- to 12,000-pound-thrust engine is targeted mainly at super-midsize to large business jets.

December 13, 2007 - 11:35am

The payment dispute between Eclipse Aviation and Eclipse 500 empennage assembly supplier Hampson Aerospace seems to be resolved for now, according to a recent court filing. On November 13, Hampson filed a lawsuit against Eclipse Aviation in the New Mexico Second District Court for failing to pay “in accordance with the schedule and under the terms set out” in a contract.

December 13, 2007 - 11:34am

The Senate voted late last night to extend the retirement age for Part 121 airline pilots to 65, sending the measure to President Bush to sign into law. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed H.R.4343, the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act, on a 390-0 roll call vote. Last night the Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent.

December 13, 2007 - 11:34am

Acknowledging that “there is no doubt that the environmental movement we are seeing today could be the greatest challenge confronting [the aviation] industry in quite some time,” National Air Transportation Association (NATA) president James Coyne yesterday announced the creation of the association’s new Environmental Committee.

 

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