Helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca is working on a 50-50 basis with Chinaπs Avic Engine on the WZ16 turboshaft that will power the Avicopter AC352 medium twin, formerly known as the Z-15. Avic Engine is in charge of the compressor and accessory gearbox, Turbomeca officials told AIN. The France-based company is responsible for the combustor, turbines and control system.
AINalerts » January 20, 2011
Universal Weather & Aviation has unveiled an online portal aimed at making it easier for aircraft operators to prepare carbon emission reports for Europeπs emissions trading system.
NATA has objected to the use of FAA funds disbursed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority to build a ramp for a new airport-owned FBO at Chattanooga (Tenn.) Metropolitan Airport/Lovell Field.
The FAA today finalized a rule that requires Part 135 operators to train pilots and flight attendants in crew resource management (CRM), finally responding to a 2003 NTSB recommendation that is currently on the Boardπs ≥Most Wanted≤ list of safety improvements.
Embraer delivered 61 executive jets during the fourth quarter, bringing the delivery total for Phenom, Legacy and Lineage aircraft last year to 144. While the fourth-quarter tally exactly matched that of 2009, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer shipped 29 more airplanes in total last year�a 25-percent increase.
Business aviation growth in Eastern Europe is bouncing back, according to the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). New data presented at EBAAπs regional forum, ≥One Europe: A Roadmap for Aligning East and West,≤ held today in Vienna showed 2010 traffic throughout Eastern Europe rose 10 percent from a year ago. Ukraine alone showed an increase of more than 20 percent.
Overall business aircraft flight activity climbed 4.4 percent last month year-over-year, bolstered by a double-digit-percent resurgence in Part 91 corporate operations, according to TraqPak data released today by aviation services company Argus. Part 91 flying climbed 10 percent in December compared with the same month in 2009, which followed a year-over-year 12.2-percent increase in November.