According to NBAA, the implementation date for the FAA’s En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) program has been postponed from this Thursday, June 5, until June 29 to prevent conflict with the start of a new charting cycle and the transition to the West Atlantic Route System (WATRS).
AINalerts » June 3, 2008
Englewood, Colo.-based would-be very light jet manufacturer Aviation Technology Group recently filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy to liquidate its assets. The company, which had been developing the two-seat Javelin and a military trainer version of the twinjet, suspended development of the VLJ program in late December since it wasn’t able to secure the needed additional funding.
On Friday, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) president James Coyne criticized the FAA for issuing another emergency suspension order for a Part 135 operator, this time grounding Punta Gorda, Fla.-based aeromed transport company Air Trek.
During the Berlin Air Show ILA last week, German Business Aviation Association (GBAA) chairman Dr. Bernd Gans pointed out that the emission trading scheme for aircraft operators planned by the European Commission will further increase the already heavy administrative burden that business aviation operators endure. GBAA is the German chapter of the European Business Aviation Association.
Bombardier Aerospace late last week announced that it will manufacture the all-composite structure for the new Learjet 85 at its facility in Querétaro, Mexico. In addition, the Querétaro site will be responsible for making the electrical harness and performing subassembly systems installation for the twinjet.