AINalerts » December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011 - 1:58pm
About 75 to 80 Members of the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJA

About 75 to 80 Members of the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) and other employees held an informational picketing session outside NetJets headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday to bring attention to issues that the union claims the company management is not addressing.

December 13, 2011 - 1:55pm

Draft data covering recent DOD and FAA tests of cellphones and other consumer GPS devices revealed that 75 percent “experienced harmful interference” when within 100 meters of a LightSquared base station, according to a report in Bloomberg News on December 9.

December 13, 2011 - 1:50pm

The FAA should provide more detailed information on efforts to align with Europe on ATC modernization to mitigate “continuing skepticism” among aviation industry stakeholders, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

December 13, 2011 - 1:46pm

Less than a month after an active Dubai Air Show closed, market analyst Brian Foley called attention to a 6-percent shrinkage in the Middle East business jet fleet. “The Middle Eastern business jet population has declined from 550 to 516 aircraft in the last 12 months,” said Foley.

December 13, 2011 - 1:40pm

The in-development Kamov Ka-226T light twin, a Turbomeca-powered version of the Russian coaxial-rotor helicopter, has taken part in research training for the Winter Olympics that are to take place in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

December 13, 2011 - 1:38pm

The FAA has issued a proposed advisory circular that would, as a core principle, include “emphasis of ‘reduce angle of attack’ response as the primary response for stall events.” According to the proposed AC, “The primary goal of this proposed advisory circular is to provide training, testing and checking recommendat

December 13, 2011 - 1:34pm

Mark Paolucci, a 32-year employee of Cessna Aircraft, announced that he is retiring from his position as senior v-p of sales at the end of the year. Paolucci started with Cessna as a design engineer in 1979. Cessna is dividing sales into western and eastern hemispheres, which will be run by Tim White, v-p of sales, the Americas; and Trevor Esling, who was promoted to v-p of sales, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

December 13, 2011 - 1:31pm

Piper Aircraft is facing repayment requests of government incentives received in 2008 to help the company upgrade its Vero Beach, Fla., facilities to modern hurricane standards and buy tools and equipment.

December 13, 2011 - 1:28pm

The FAA supplemental type certificate for Garmin’s GTN series touchscreen avionics has been validated by EASA, and the GTN 650 and 750 can now be installed in aircraft registered in Europe.

December 13, 2011 - 1:23pm

The first annual CEPA Expo held by the Central Europe Private Aviation Association December 1 and 2 in Prague “made a very encouraging start,” according to CEPA founder Dagmar Grossman.


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