AINalerts » February 16, 2006

January 9, 2007 - 5:56am

The National Air Transportation Association still has concerns regarding the recently published requirements for improved flammability characteristics of thermal/acoustic insulation used as replacements on aircraft manufactured before Sept. 2, 2005.

January 9, 2007 - 5:42am

The FAA has withdrawn its decade-old proposal to rescind its requirement for Mode-S transponders and adopted a new rule that will end the hundreds of Mode-S installation exemptions currently in effect. Beginning March 1, 2007, Part 121 and 135 operators will no longer be exempted to fly without a Mode-S transponder.

January 9, 2007 - 5:41am

Last week, the White House introduced its proposed budget for federal programs in fiscal year 2007 that includes language calling for a new funding mechanism for the FAA.

January 9, 2007 - 5:38am

Dassault has locked in its decision to push the Falcon 7X’s range from 5,700 nm to 6,000 nm and boost payload by 50 percent. The design improvements to the trijet include the installation of additional fuel tanks, an increase in thrust for the Pratt & Whitney Canada 307A turbofans and incorporation of Dassault-designed winglets. After wind-tunnel testing early in the 7X program, winglets were rejected.

January 9, 2007 - 5:28am

Dassault chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne said yesterday that the company ended last year with record sales for 123 Falcon business jets–the first time the company has sold more than 100 Falcons in a single year, “and this without the benefit of multiple sales to fractional providers.” At the end of last year, Dassault said it had a total backlog of more than 200 aircraft.

 

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