AINalerts » June 3, 2010

June 3, 2010 - 12:59pm

Iridium Communications of McLean, Va., has ordered 81 satellites from Thales Alenia Space of France to upgrade its global satellite network. The $2.1 billion deal includes 66 low-earth-orbit satellites for the operational constellation, with the rest to serve as spares. The first satellite launch is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.

June 3, 2010 - 12:57pm

The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that could provide a somewhat simpler means for non-U.S. charter operators to make trips to the U.S.

June 3, 2010 - 12:54pm

Cirrus Aircraft’s SF50 Vision single-engine jet program is “making good progress,” according to president and CEO Brent Wouters, who spoke during a Web presentation yesterday for Vision position holders. Cirrus has spent $64 million so far on the program and will spend an equal amount to see the program through certification.

June 3, 2010 - 12:51pm

Business aviation operators and tenants at Worcester Regional Airport in Massachusetts should begin to see long-awaited improvements after the Massachusetts Port Authority takes over ownership of the facility from the city of Worcester, targeted for July 1. Massport has been managing the airport, but as a non-owner it could not make enhancements or repairs.

June 3, 2010 - 12:49pm

Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace yesterday reported six net business jet orders in the first quarter versus a negative net order of -41 a year ago.

June 3, 2010 - 12:45pm

NetJets yesterday announced the start of an operational consolidation plan for two of the company’s North American fractional aircraft subsidiaries–NetJets Aviation (NJA) and NetJets International (NJI). Columbus, Ohio-based NJA flies everything but the Gulfstream fleet; NJI, based in Okatie, S.C., operates the fractional Gulfstream fleet.

 

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