In response to a four-year old NTSB safety recommendation stemming from the Jan.
AINalerts » January 25, 2007
Commenting on this week’s resignation of Mike Redenbaugh as president of Bell Helicopter and his departure from the company, Lewis Campbell, chairman, president and CEO of parent Textron, said Redenbaugh did a “heck of a job” bringing new business into Bell.
Gulfstream delivered 113 green jets last year, 27 percent more than the 89 shipped in 2005 and exceeding by 12 the previous record of 101 deliveries set in 2001. Orders also increased by about 27 percent. According to year-end figures released yesterday by Gulfstream parent General Dynamics (GD), Gulfstream last year took orders for 159 aircraft compared to 124 in 2005.
With record deliveries, orders and backlogs, last year was an “incredible year” for Cessna, said Lewis Campbell, chairman, president and CEO of parent company Textron. Addressing financial analysts at yesterday’s annual results conference, Campbell said, “We enter 2007 with an unprecedented situation at Cessna.
U.S.-registered turbine business aircraft accident numbers were mixed last year, according to aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla. The total number of accidents was down slightly last year compared to 2005, thanks mostly to the turboprop sector, which saw a 17.5-percent reduction.