Nominations have opened for the 2010 European Business Aviation Award, which is to be presented during this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), organized by the European Business Aviation Association and NBAA.
AINalerts » February 25, 2010
Business aircraft passengers and crew will be able to clear all U.S. customs, immigration and agriculture procedures at Ireland’s Shannon Airport starting on March 1, following the long-anticipated approval granted yesterday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The arrangements allow non-U.S. operators and their passengers to fly direct from Shannon to any airport in the U.S. as if they were making a domestic flight.
NBAA issued a call to action to oppose a proposed bill in the Washington state legislature that would impose a 0.5-percent excise tax on aircraft in the state. House Bill 3176 (HB 3176) and accompanying Senate Bill 6873 (SB 6873) would impose this annual tax, according to the most recent sales price, depreciated via a state-mandated schedule.
Honeywell’s 12th annual turbine-powered civil helicopter purchase outlook, which was released today, projects flat overall deliveries of new civil-use helicopters for the next five years compared with the 2005 to 2009 period.
The House aviation subcommittee yesterday held a hearing on aircraft icing to address issues brought to light by the NTSB’s recent “Most Wanted” list of “unacceptably slow” progress on icing rulemaking.