AINalerts » March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008 - 12:31pm

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer ended calendar year 2007 with a record 169 deliveries and a record backlog of firm orders valued at $18.8 billion. The numbers reflected activity in all aircraft segments, including its Executive Jet division.

March 27, 2008 - 12:28pm

FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell on Tuesday said he is pleased with the aviation community’s response to the agency’s August “call to action” to make runways safer. “Our call to action included a top-to-bottom review of 20 airports. It uncovered a valuable amount of data–data that’s led to more than 100 fixes,” he noted.

March 27, 2008 - 12:26pm

Arguments for a UK government corporate-aircraft operation were dealt a blow yesterday when Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that he was dropping plans to acquire two bizliners to carry ministers and members of the British royal family in favor of a single smaller business jet for domestic use only.

March 27, 2008 - 12:22pm

Following a rash of reports of incorrect altitude and airspeed indications by Avidyne Entegra EXP5000 primary flight displays, the FAA yesterday issued an Airworthiness Directive requiring the addition of cockpit placards and aircraft flight manual/pilot operating handbook operating limitations until affected displays can

March 27, 2008 - 12:19pm

Sikorsky President Jeff Pino describes his vision for a “self-actualized” helicopter, discusses the technology of the X2, tells what Sikorsky is doing to increase production capacity and comments (briefly) on the new VH-71 presidental helicopter. Click here to view.

March 27, 2008 - 12:12pm

“We believe that Congress should call for an immediate, comprehensive evaluation of NextGen, before additional funds to implement it are expended,” Natca president Patrick Forrey said yesterday at the Washington, D.C. Aero Club.

 

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