AINalerts » January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010 - 11:06am

A judge in the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles last week overturned an earlier $20 million judgment against defunct charter operator XtraJet, saying, “The amount awarded to the plaintiffs was so great that it shocks the conscience.” The claim against XtraJet and its former owner, Jeffrey Borer, stemmed from the secret taping of pop singer Michael Jackson and his attorneys on Nov.

January 21, 2010 - 11:04am

Reed Exhibitions launched Asian Business Aviation (ABA) as a new trade show that will be held for the first time in the Chinese city of Macau from June 9 to 11. The event will be hosted by the Macau Business Aviation Centre (MBAC) at Macau International Airport and will include indoor booths and an aircraft static display.

January 21, 2010 - 11:03am

Elliott Aviation cofounder Arlene Elliott, 91, died on Sunday at her home in Naples, Fla., the business aviation sales and services company announced today. Her husband, Herb Elliott, with whom she cofounded Elliott Aviation in 1936, died in 2005 at the age of 90. “This is a sad time for the entire Elliott Aviation family,” said son Wynn Elliott, who has been Elliott Aviation’s president and CEO since 1993.

January 21, 2010 - 11:01am

Recent acquisitions by EMS Technologies have created an identity problem for subsidiary EMS Satcom of Ottawa, Canada. As a result, the aero division has been reorganized and folded into a new business group called EMS Aviation.

January 21, 2010 - 10:56am

Eurocopter received net orders for 344 helicopters last year, down from an expected 450 one year ago, but kept deliveries at a high level, the company said yesterday during a press conference in Paris. The France-based manufacturer inked contracts for 449 helicopters but received cancellations for 105.


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