The UK government has approved an increase in weekend movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport. On Thursday, TAG Aviation won its appeal against an earlier local government decision not to allow an increase from 2,500 to 5,000 movements during weekends and on public holidays.
AINalerts » March 18, 2008
Late last week, Diamond Aircraft selected a more powerful version of the Williams FJ33 turbofan–the FJ33-4A-19–for its single-engine D-Jet. With 1,900 pounds of thrust versus 1,564 pounds for the originally planned FJ33-4A-15, the more powerful engine offers “a potential future performance upgrade path” for the very light jet.
ExecuJet Aviation today launched a new lease-based alternative to fractional ownership, block charter and traditional aircraft management called Simply Fly. Under the plan, the Switzerland-based group will acquire business jets and make them available to individual clients and operate them on a fully turnkey basis, covering crew, insurance, maintenance and handling. Customers will have exclusive use of an aircraft and a dedicated crew.
On the heels of launching the fastest, longest-range large-cabin jet–the G650–Gulfstream announced this morning that it successfully flew a GV testbed fitted with a fiber-optic “fly by light” (FBL) control system late last month. The FBL technology that is being demonstrated on the testbed is actually a generation beyond the fly-by-wire system developed for the new G650 that was announced last Thursday.
The credit crisis on Wall Street scuttled start-up very light jet air-taxi Pogo Jet’s plans to start selling shares this week on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
Find out why Patriarch Partners founder Lynn Tilton bought MD Helicopters and where it’s going today, why she might buy a bankrupt very light jet manufacturer and what she thinks about the current state of the U.S. economy. Then learn from Jet Aviation CEO Peter Edwards how his company is taking its business aviation service around the world. Click here to view.
Dassault Aviation CEO and Gifas chairman Charles Edelstenne had a sobering message for the European community despite presenting news that the French aerospace industry wrote a record €57.5 billion in orders last year. Speaking today at French aerospace trade group Gifas’s annual meeting, Edelstenne warned, “These results hide a very worrying reality.