AINalerts » February 12, 2008

February 12, 2008 - 10:35am

The Cessna 525 CitationJet (N102PT) that crashed in a wooded area in West Gardiner, Maine, on February 1 was owned and flown by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeanette Symons, a private pilot with an instrument rating. Symons and her 10-year-old son, Balan, were killed in the crash. According to the NTSB, IMC prevailed when the twinjet took off at 5:45 p.m., and an IFR flight plan was filed for a flight from Augusta, Maine to Lincoln, Neb.

February 12, 2008 - 10:35am

The Cessna 525 CitationJet (N102PT) that crashed in a wooded area in West Gardiner, Maine, on February 1 was owned and flown by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeanette Symons, a private pilot with an instrument rating. Symons and her 10-year-old son, Balan, were killed in the crash. According to the NTSB, IMC prevailed when the twinjet took off at 5:45 p.m., and an IFR flight plan was filed for a flight from Augusta, Maine to Lincoln, Neb.

February 12, 2008 - 10:34am

Stage III Technologies on Friday ceased operations pending further funding, leaving just one company–Miami-based Quiet Technology Aerospace–currently providing hush kits for the Gulfstream II and III market. Stage III’s hush kit was FAA certified in 2005 for the Gulfstream II, IIB and III, and the first four installations, priced at $1.1 million, were scheduled for this March, July, August and September.

February 12, 2008 - 10:34am

Stage III Technologies on Friday ceased operations pending further funding, leaving just one company–Miami-based Quiet Technology Aerospace–currently providing hush kits for the Gulfstream II and III market. Stage III’s hush kit was FAA certified in 2005 for the Gulfstream II, IIB and III, and the first four installations, priced at $1.1 million, were scheduled for this March, July, August and September.

February 12, 2008 - 10:33am

Shortly after a Senate confirmation hearing last week for Robert Sturgell to become the next FAA Administrator, New Jersey’s two Democratic senators announced they were putting a “hold” on the Bush nomination. A hold is an informal practice by which a senator informs the floor leader that he or she does not want a particular bill or other measure to reach the floor for consideration. Sens.

February 12, 2008 - 10:33am

Shortly after a Senate confirmation hearing last week for Robert Sturgell to become the next FAA Administrator, New Jersey’s two Democratic senators announced they were putting a “hold” on the Bush nomination. A hold is an informal practice by which a senator informs the floor leader that he or she does not want a particular bill or other measure to reach the floor for consideration. Sens.

February 12, 2008 - 10:30am

Last night Adam Aircraft announced it is suspending operations at its facilities in Englewood and Pueblo, Colo., because of funding issues at the start-up aircraft manufacturer. “This measure was required due to the inability of the company to come to terms with its lender for funding necessary to maintain business operations.

February 12, 2008 - 10:30am

Last night Adam Aircraft announced it is suspending operations at its facilities in Englewood and Pueblo, Colo., because of funding issues at the start-up aircraft manufacturer. “This measure was required due to the inability of the company to come to terms with its lender for funding necessary to maintain business operations.

February 12, 2008 - 10:29am

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry. Last year, the industry reached record billings of $21.9 billion, eclipsing the previous year’s figure by 16.5 percent. Worldwide general aviation shipments totaled 4,272 aircraft, the most in more than a quarter century and a 5.4-percent jump over the 4,053 airplanes delivered in 2006.

February 12, 2008 - 10:29am

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced 2007 year-end shipment figures for the general aviation industry. Last year, the industry reached record billings of $21.9 billion, eclipsing the previous year’s figure by 16.5 percent. Worldwide general aviation shipments totaled 4,272 aircraft, the most in more than a quarter century and a 5.4-percent jump over the 4,053 airplanes delivered in 2006.

 

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