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.
AINalerts » June 3, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.