AINalerts » December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011 - 4:35pm
The first U.S.-assembled Phenom 100 light jet was delivered yesterday to Kansas

Embraer Executive Jets opened its Global Customer Center at the Melbourne (Fla.) International Airport yesterday and simultaneously delivered the first U.S.-assembled Phenom 100 to Kansas City, Mo.-based Executive AirShare. With this delivery, the fractional provider now has 18 Phenoms (thirteen 100s and five 300s).

December 6, 2011 - 4:32pm
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has resigned from the FAA in the wake of his arrest Saturday night in a northern Virginia suburb on a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI).

December 6, 2011 - 4:30pm

AINalerts reported last week that fire-containment bags, like those sold by Aircare Access and Ship It AOG, can snuff out

December 6, 2011 - 4:23pm

Hawker Beechcraft has announced it is putting its Hawker 200 development program on hold, citing a “fragile economic situation and its impact on the current and forecasted light-jet segment.” In a letter to employees, chairm

December 6, 2011 - 4:20pm

The latest forward-looking demand index from online charter portal Avinode stood at 206.86 for December 1–up almost 90 points on the November 1 index and nearly 40 points up from 12 months ago (see Demand Index chart). Avinode’s price index for the next 30 days confirms this expected trend, albeit at a more moderate level.

December 6, 2011 - 4:14pm

The FAA lifted all restrictions on the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program on Friday, and owners and operators can, according to the NBAA, “opt out from having their flight information broadcast over the Internet.” NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said, “NBAA and its members thank the leaders in Congre

December 6, 2011 - 4:11pm

In a letter to DOT general counsel Robert Rivkin, NATA president and CEO James Coyne asked for federal intervention in a lawsuit filed by San Francisco-based Center for Environmental Health.

December 6, 2011 - 4:10pm

The NTSB plans to hold a one-day hearing on air race and airshow safety at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The hearing is scheduled January 10 at 9:30 a.m. and will be chaired by NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman and include participation by all five NTSB board members.

December 6, 2011 - 4:09pm

In a complaint filed on December 1 in the U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas, Airbus claims that Aviation Partners “has stated repeatedly…that Airbus’s winglet falls within the claims of the [Aviation Partners winglet] patent, and that Airbus must therefore pay API a royalty for its allegedly infringing design.”

December 6, 2011 - 4:07pm

ExecuJet Aviation Group opened two new FBOs in Australasia. ExecuJet’s first FBO in New Zealand opened in Wellington on November 16. And on November 18, ExecuJet added an FBO to its Melbourne, Australia, maintenance facility. Both FBOs offer technical assistance, flight planning, weather reports, catering, fuel and hotel arrangements.


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