Embraer today revealed the firm order backlog and production schedule for its business jets–the Phenom 100 and 300, Legacy 600 and Lineage 1000. "As of June 30, our executive jet firm order backlog stands at $1.25 billion," noted Embraer chairman, president and CEO Maurício Botelho. The company has logged firm orders for more than 235 Phenom 100 very light jets and Phenom 300 light jets since the duo was launched about a year ago, he said.
AINalerts » July 18, 2006
Sino Swearingen's SJ30 (nee SJ30-2) production-conforming test aircraft (S/N 5) with two pilots aboard this weekend established several speed and range records for a light jet during a two-leg flight from its headquarters in San Antonio to the Farnborough Air Show in England. On Saturday, the aircraft flew 2,230 nm in five hours from San Antonio to Goose Bay, Canada, landing with about 1.5 hours of fuel remaining.
Verizon Airfone notified customers on July 7 it has "determined to exit the air-to-ground business" and will shut down Airfone on December 4. Teledyne Controls sold 4,100 MagnaStar systems, which use the Airfone network, and will continue to support the systems indefinitely, said a Teledyne Controls spokesman.
Gulfstream formally launched a synthetic vision system (SVS) development program yesterday at the Farnborough Air Show with avionics maker Honeywell. The software upgrade to the PlaneView cockpits in the G350 through G550 will bring a virtual-reality view of terrain, obstacles, water and runways to the flight displays.
In a proposed rule issued Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced its intention to require Part 135 air charter operators to submit complete international passenger manifests at least 60 minutes before departure for flights both inbound to and outbound from the U.S.