AINalerts » March 20, 2007

March 20, 2007 - 12:00pm

A line technician died on February 14 after the tug he was driving backed into the wing of a Falcon 900EX at Naples Airport in Florida. Dave Biltz, 44, had been on the job two months, working for the Naples Airport Authority, the airport’s FBO. Biltz had been working as a spotter, but was asked to service the Falcon’s lavatory. While towing a lavatory cart, he backed toward the Falcon’s left wing, said a spokeswoman.

March 20, 2007 - 11:59am

Argentine President Nestor Kirchner disclosed on March 15 that the country would end military control of ATC services and signed a decree creating the National Civil Aviation Authority. The government is still working on a timetable to make the transfer, but according to local sources it should conclude by the end of this year.

March 20, 2007 - 11:59am

DOT Secretary Mary Peters cautioned that aviation delays will grow without significant FAA funding reforms (read: user fees) as forecasters predict air traffic will increase by the equivalent of the traffic generated by two major hub airports each year through 2020. Speaking at the annual FAA Forecast Conference last Thursday, Peters noted that airline delays last year reached an all-time high.

March 20, 2007 - 11:57am

Two well known companies that operate charter aircraft and jet travel cards might be near to merging. According to sources close to the situation, Berwyn, Pa.-based JetDirect is negotiating to acquire Norwell, Mass.-based Sentient Jet.

March 20, 2007 - 11:56am

As reported yesterday in AINalerts, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) is in “active discussions” with Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle Group to acquire its Landmark Aviation and Standard Aero companies. According to people familiar with the process, DAE is expected to pay more than $1.5 billion for the two firms.

 

AIN Alerts

AINalerts is AIN’s business aviation e-newsletter. It is distributed twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is FREE to all subscribers. Simply fill out the subscription form, which is accessed by clicking button below. You can also use this button to update your current account information.

Subscribe to AINalerts

X