The FAA has provided grant money to fund a hotline for charter operators to report “suspected illegal commercial activity,” according to the National Air Transportation Association, which is administering the system.
AINalerts » July 22, 2008
Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Airlines on Thursday took over Zurich-based Servair Private Charter for an undisclosed amount and said it will integrate the company into a new business unit called Swiss Private Aviation. The Servair staff of eight have been transferred to Swiss, as well as an undisclosed number of aircraft management contracts.
A botched emergency landing instigated by bad weather appears to have brought down a twin-engine Sikorsky S-92A carrying the 88-year-old Rev. Sun Myung Moon and 15 others. The medium-twin helicopter crashed 25 miles east of Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday. Three onboard sustained severe injuries, while Moon and six others received minor injuries.
The NTSB issued a safety recommendation letter on Thursday warning that pilots may decide to abort takeoffs in Bombardier Challengers if the pilots mistakenly set the pitch trim too far forward, even though the aircraft will lift off at a speed above V2. When it investigated the Feb.
Cleveland-based fractional provider Flight Options yesterday named Kenn Ricci chairman and Mike Silvestro CEO, replacing former CEO S. Michael Scheeringa. The move had been rumored for weeks and might be only the beginning of more management changes at the company, according to several industry sources. Ricci returns to Flight Options 10 years after founding the fractional provider and six years after selling it to Raytheon.