FAA Administrator Marion Blakey has issued an order accepting the recommendation of a dispute resolution law judge to deny two legal protests over the competitive-sourcing initiative of Flight Service Stations.
AINalerts » July 26, 2005
On July 15 at 0845 MDT, Learjet 35A N620JM was substantially damaged when the airplane went off the runway at Eagle County Regional Airport, Colo., during the landing roll. The landing gear collapsed and the twinjet subsequently caught fire. VMC prevailed at the time of the accident and wind was 290 degrees at four knots. The on-demand medical transport flight from Aspen, Colo., to Eagle was operating on a VFR flight plan under Part 135.
Eclipse Aviation unveiled its home-grown PhostrEx fire-suppression system for the Eclipse 500 today at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. According to the Albuquerque, N.M.-based company, its recently FAA-certified PhostrEx system weighs 90 percent less than a Halon fire-suppression system since two teaspoons of PhostrEx is equivalent to 2.5 cups of Halon.
Deliveries of the Beech King Air C90GT, a more powerful version of the C90B intended to compete with the impending very light jets (VLJs), are scheduled to start in December. Two 750-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135 turboprop engines will replace the current 550-shp PT6A-21s, boosting top speed to 270 knots from 240 knots and cutting in half the time it takes to reach 30,000 feet.