AINalerts » March 19, 2009

March 19, 2009 - 12:10pm

The TSA has established a stakeholder liaison position dedicated to addressing concerns about recent security measures, including the Large Aircraft Security Program proposal, a security directive that would require additional screenings for general aviation pilots at commercial airports and “Operation Playbook.” Juan Barnes has been tapped to fill the new role.

March 19, 2009 - 12:07pm

On Monday, JetDirect Aviation and JDA Acquisition Company (JDAAC) solidified an agreement for JDAAC’s purchase of JetDirect’s assets.

March 19, 2009 - 12:04pm

Air Transport Association president and CEO James May suggested yesterday that if the Next Generation Air Transportation System is fast-tracked like the Interstate Highway System was a half century ago, many of the promised benefits could be operational within five years.

March 19, 2009 - 12:01pm

According to ARG/US TRAQPak data, business aircraft flight activity increased 28.55 percent last month over January, possibly indicating early signs of recovery. ARG/US’s data covers all turbine business aircraft on IFR flight plans in the U.S., including international flights departing from or arriving in the U.S.

March 19, 2009 - 11:56am

At its annual financial analysts meeting today, Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne announced a substantial increase in projected Falcon business jet deliveries this year, but noted that at the same time, “the production of green aircraft [in 2009] will be reduced as market conditions demand.” The French OEM delivered 72 business jets last year and anticipates deliveries of 90 this year.


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