AINalerts » March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011 - 10:30am

The Hawker Beechcraft King Air 250 made its public debut today at the Sun ‘’n’ Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla. The upgraded turboprop twin is part of the company’s largest-ever display at the annual gathering, which also features a Premier IA, King Air 350i, King Air C90GTx, Baron G58 and Bonanza G36. The show runs through Sunday.

March 29, 2011 - 10:05am

In its 2010 results, released on Friday, Embraer reports net sales for its executive aviation division of $1.1 billion and delivery of 144 aircraft, compared with 115 business jet deliveries in 2009. The Brazilian aircraft maker’s year-end results show recovered stability, with business jets expected to repeat their 20-percent contribution to this year’s overall revenue, which is expected to rise 5 percent.

March 29, 2011 - 10:00am

Diamond Aircraft temporarily suspended its D-Jet single-engine jet program yesterday after a $35 million loan from the Canadian government failed to materialize. The company also laid off 213 employees associated with the program at its London, Ontario facility.

March 29, 2011 - 8:14am

The move to touchscreen control of avionics gained speed today with Garmin’s announcement of the G2000 integrated flight deck, featuring its GTC 570 vehicle management system (touchscreen controller). The G2000 is aimed at Part 23 piston-powered aircraft and will see its first installation in Cessna’s Corvalis TTX, branded by Cessna as the Intrinzic avionics system.

March 29, 2011 - 8:14am

Hundreds of aircraft operators in Europe and around the world are scrambling to meet this Thursday’s deadline to complete the requirements for monitoring, reporting and verification of 2010 engine emissions under the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS).


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