ARG/US is publicly disputing claims made at the NATA Air Charter Summit held last week in Chantilly, Va., by the Air Charter Safety Foundation about its new industry audit standard. Russ Lawton, director of safety management for NATA’s ACSF, said the group had “very strong participation” from organizations such as Wyvern and ARG/US in creating the ACSF’s new standard and worked “very closely” with them.
AINalerts » June 19, 2008
The NTSB issued a number of recommendations yesterday stemming from an April 12, 2007, landing overrun of a Pinnacle Airlines Bombardier CRJ at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich. None of the 49 passengers or three crewmembers aboard were injured, but the airplane sustained substantial damage.
The FAA today wrapped up its first symposium focused specifically on managing fatigue in aviation.
Recent enforcement actions against charter brokers using “unfair or deceptive” business practices have come under scrutiny, and some organizations are now pressing for government regulation. “The one industry that is not regulated is brokers,” Sentient Flight Group vice president of aircraft management Gil Wolin said this week at the Corporate Aircraft Transactions Conference in New York City. “The DOT has completely ignored them.
Hawker Beechcraft delivered the first super-midsize Hawker 4000 to launch customers Gary and Donna Hall during a ceremony yesterday at the company’s headquarters in Wichita. The event marked the end of a long and arduous path for the aircraft manufacturer, which launched the Hawker Horizon, since renamed the Hawker 4000, program at the NBAA Convention in 1996 and originally expected certification and first deliveries in spring 2001.