AINalerts » January 29, 2008

January 29, 2008 - 11:07am

Bell Helicopter is “optimizing” its product line to accelerate deliveries of its high-demand aircraft, namely the Bell 407, 412 and 429. While the Fort Worth, Texas manufacturer is increasing its manufacturing capacity in these models, it is ending production of the Bell 206B3 JetRanger, 210, 427 and 430 by 2010.

January 29, 2008 - 11:07am

Bell Helicopter is “optimizing” its product line to accelerate deliveries of its high-demand aircraft, namely the Bell 407, 412 and 429. While the Fort Worth, Texas manufacturer is increasing its manufacturing capacity in these models, it is ending production of the Bell 206B3 JetRanger, 210, 427 and 430 by 2010.

January 29, 2008 - 11:06am

Gulfstream Aerospace announced yesterday that its synthetic-vision system and second-generation enhanced-vision system (known as EVS II) are now FAA certified. The approvals apply to applications on the Gulfstream G350/450/500/550 and make the company the first OEM to provide its customers with both enhanced- and synthetic-vision systems.

January 29, 2008 - 11:06am

Gulfstream Aerospace announced yesterday that its synthetic-vision system and second-generation enhanced-vision system (known as EVS II) are now FAA certified. The approvals apply to applications on the Gulfstream G350/450/500/550 and make the company the first OEM to provide its customers with both enhanced- and synthetic-vision systems.

January 29, 2008 - 11:02am

Yesterday, the FAA issued the final version of MU-2 Special FAR (SFAR) 108, which requires mandatory training for all Mitsubishi MU-2 pilots. This is only the second time that the FAA has enacted a mandatory training rule; the first was SFAR 73 on the Robinson R22 helicopter (it also applies to the R44), issued in the mid-1990s.

January 29, 2008 - 11:02am

Yesterday, the FAA issued the final version of MU-2 Special FAR (SFAR) 108, which requires mandatory training for all Mitsubishi MU-2 pilots. This is only the second time that the FAA has enacted a mandatory training rule; the first was SFAR 73 on the Robinson R22 helicopter (it also applies to the R44), issued in the mid-1990s.

January 29, 2008 - 11:00am

Mesa (Ariz.) Falcon Field-based Sabena Airline Training Center (SATC) yesterday received Eclipse 500 type-rating training approval from the FAA, making it the first third-party training facility to offer type rating courses in the very light jets. The center acquired its first Eclipse 500s in August and said more will join the fleet this year as deliveries of the VLJs increase and owner-pilots require training.

January 29, 2008 - 11:00am

Mesa (Ariz.) Falcon Field-based Sabena Airline Training Center (SATC) yesterday received Eclipse 500 type-rating training approval from the FAA, making it the first third-party training facility to offer type rating courses in the very light jets. The center acquired its first Eclipse 500s in August and said more will join the fleet this year as deliveries of the VLJs increase and owner-pilots require training.

January 29, 2008 - 10:58am

EADS Socata chairman and CEO Jean-Michel Léonard told AIN that the France-based manufacturer is evaluating production of a new turboprop or business jet that is bigger than the company’s TBM 850 turboprop single. “We have the capability, market expertise and credibility to produce a faster and longer-range aircraft,” he said, adding that the new airplane would offer two more seats than the six-seat TBM 850.

January 29, 2008 - 10:58am

EADS Socata chairman and CEO Jean-Michel Léonard told AIN that the France-based manufacturer is evaluating production of a new turboprop or business jet that is bigger than the company’s TBM 850 turboprop single. “We have the capability, market expertise and credibility to produce a faster and longer-range aircraft,” he said, adding that the new airplane would offer two more seats than the six-seat TBM 850.

 

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