AINalerts » December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008 - 11:15am

A group of Eclipse 500 owners and position holders for the Eclipse 400 and 500 this week formed an ad hoc customer committee to represent their interests during the Eclipse Aviation Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. David Green, also the president of the Eclipse 500 Owners Club, was selected to be the group’s chairman.

December 18, 2008 - 11:14am

UBS Investment Research’s Business Jet Survey that was released today is a sobering account of the recession’s toll on the U.S. bizjet market. The firm’s “business jet market index” came in at 14 this month, slightly higher than last month’s all-time low of 13 but still well below 50, which is the dividing line between market growth (above 50) and contraction (below 50).

December 18, 2008 - 11:12am

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new rule that requires general aviation pilots to file passenger names and other information to government officials before crossing a U.S. border became effective today, though compliance isn’t required until six months from now. Under the rule, all Part 91 operators must electronically submit–via the Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (e-APIS)–to U.S.

December 18, 2008 - 11:10am

Retiring Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.), who presided over the impeachment of President Clinton, will be the new Secretary of Transportation in President-elect Barack Obama’s Administration and the second Republican to sit in his Cabinet.

December 18, 2008 - 11:06am

The TSA yesterday announced that it will hold five official public hearings next month for the business aviation community to provide feedback on the agency’s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).


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