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.
AINalerts » March 19, 2009
On Monday, JetDirect Aviation and JDA Acquisition Company (JDAAC) solidified an agreement for JDAAC’s purchase of JetDirect’s assets.
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.
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.
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.