The 19th annual Women in Aviation International (WAI) conference, held late last week, drew a record number of attendees to the San Diego venue. More than 250 of the 3,320 participants were military members, which broke all previous records for military participation, not to mention overall total conference attendance.
AINalerts » March 20, 2008
Viking Air told AIN it will use Honeywell Primus Apex avionics in the Twin Otter Series 400, which the company plans to build new at its facility in Victoria, British Columbia. A Honeywell spokesman confirmed that the avionics maker is “in final contract discussions with Viking Air to reach an agreement” on the deal.
The Swiss Altenrhein Airport, located about 50 miles east of Zurich, recently said a major business aircraft manufacturer will build a new completion and delivery center with a pilot training facility on airport land.
The Air Transport Association (ATA) contends that the recently issued DOT Inspector General report on National Airspace System usage proves the airline trade group’s assertion that business jets aren’t paying their “fair share.” ATA said the report’s findings “confirm what airlines have long been saying: that business jets are being subsidized by airlines and their customers.
AINtv's Charles Alcock talks with Embraer Vice President Claudio Camelier about the future of business jets and how the company is progressing with its plans to compete. View video.
NetJets Europe yesterday announced it is partnering with Ashish Chordia–CEO of Mumbai-based Shreyans, an importer of luxury goods–to act as its strategic partner to start a fractional aircraft program in India.