AINalerts » March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 - 11:15am

Sentient Jet announced today that Marty Guinoo is taking over as CEO, replacing Steve Hankin, who has left the company for a new job as managing director of private equity firm Starwood Capital. Hankin worked for Starwood Hotels before joining Sentient in 2004. Guinoo has been senior vice president at Sentient since 2004. Sentient brokers charters and sells jet cards.

March 11, 2010 - 11:13am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) launched RA Check, an FAA-endorsed flight-risk assessment tool (Frat) designed to consider the probability, severity and weighted value of 38 leading accident causal factors.

March 11, 2010 - 11:10am

Cessna vice president of corporate communication Robert Stangarone, on Tuesday, at the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) annual conference stressed the need for the industry to continue communicating the value and benefits of business aviation. “Everyone in our industry should consider himself [an] ambassador,” he said.

March 11, 2010 - 11:07am

Phillip Friedman, CEO of Harlow Aerostructures of Wichita, is vying to buy the assets of bankrupt aircraft developer Epic Air. Last year, he mounted an effort to bid on the assets of bankrupt very light jet manufacturer Eclipse Aviation, though he never made it into the final bidding. An auction for Epic's assets is scheduled for March 26.

March 11, 2010 - 10:55am

Debate on S.1451, a bill that would reauthorize FAA spending and programs for two years, began this morning on the Senate floor.


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