The “Strong Union” leaders that helped form IBT Local 1108 to organize fractional pilots in 2004 resigned from the local last week in the wake of “a resurgent decertification movement” being led by a group called NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots.
AINalerts » March 25, 2008
Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino–the two U.S. pilots of an ExcelAire Legacy 600 that collided with a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800 over Brazil’s Amazon jungle in September 2006, killing all 154 aboard the airliner–will now be allowed to testify in a criminal trial from the U.S.
There are now 23 Hawker 4000s in the completion pipeline as Hawker Beechcraft continues function and reliability testing, the last phase before the FAA will allow deliveries to proceed.
The next chapter for bankrupt Adam Aircraft will start Friday, April 4, when the start-up aircraft manufacturer’s bulk assets are set to be auctioned. According to an Adam Aircraft bankruptcy Web site set up for creditors and “other interested parties,” those hoping to buy the company have until Thursday, April 3, to submit a minimum bid of $10 million.
How will business aviation weather the looming (or already present) recession brought on by the housing crisis and credit crunch? Thirty-year aviation finance veteran David Davis, senior v-p of CIT Aerospace-Business Aircraft, gives his take on the situation to AIN editor-in-chief Randy Padfield and offers advice to new users of private jet travel interested in buying their first aircraft.
In presenting its 2007 technical achievement award to senior engineer Steve Lindsey for his involvement in developing a flight management system for general aviation, Avidyne has allowed a sneak peek at the heart of the company’s next-generation integrated avionics system, dubbed “Entegra Plus” by some in the industry.