Investigation has started into last Thursday’s crash of a Citation I/SP in mountains in northern Iraq. The accident was fatal to all aboard, reportedly four or five passengers and two pilots. The twinjet (German registry D-IMRX, S/N 688) was on a business flight from Baku, Azerbaijan to Sulaimaniya, Iraq. Earlier, the aircraft had flown from Munich to Baku via Budapest.
AINalerts » February 23, 2006
South Africa-based ExecuJet Aviation and Swiss-based Pilatus decided to end their eight-year-old relationship servicing and selling the PC-12 turboprop single.
Bombardier Flexjet, the U.S.-based fractional business jet arm of Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, last month announced it would begin operations in--where else--Canada. Flexjet Canada has started operations with three Canadian-registered aircraft–two Learjet 45s and a Challenger 604–formerly in the Bombardier corporate fleet and 10 Montreal-based pilots.
In a speech today at the Wings Club in New York City, Cessna chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton unveiled a central strategy for business aviation’s counteroffensive against user fees. He outlined what he described as five myths and realities about FAA reauthorization and funding.
General aviation is not going to “blacken the sky” with very light jets, said General Aviation Manufacturers Association president and CEO Pete Bunce, and he took issue with those who would use that claim for a “misguided imposition” of user fees on GA.