The FAA issued an Airworthiness Directive today for the Eclipse 500 that, as of March 21, would limit its maximum operating altitude to 30,000 feet.
AINalerts » March 10, 2011
Since 9/11, Signature Flight Support has been working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other governmental aviation regulatory agencies and industry associations to improve access to Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), where the company operates the sole FBO on the field.
Lufthansa Private Jets confirmed the relaunch of its partnership with NetJets Europe, following the closure of its Swiss Private Aviation subsidiary. The German airline also has announced plans to expand its executive charter service into Middle Eastern and U.S. markets later this year. Under the new deal, Lufthansa passengers will be able to book flights in NetJets aircraft with as little as 10 hours’ notice.
As they start to see growing demand, fractional aircraft providers are beginning to recall furloughed pilots to fill cockpit vacancies. Yesterday, Cleveland-based Flight Options announced it is recalling eight furloughed pilots to fill open seats in its Citation X fleet. “We are extremely pleased to be able to announce the recall.
U.S. business aircraft flight activity at Part 91 operators surged 5.8 percent last month from a year ago, but the increase wasn’t enough to offset declines at Part 135 charter and Part 91K fractional firms, according to TraqPak data released yesterday by aviation services company Argus.