Since its Web site opened for aircraft registrations on March 1, the new International Registry of Mobile Assets, more commonly referred to as the Cape Town Treaty, has found few supporters within the business aviation community. Now Sen.
AINalerts » March 30, 2006
Bombardier Aerospace's results improved in FY 2006, primarily the result of a continued strong business jet market. According to financial results released yesterday for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, the regional aircraft market presented "significant challenges," but the business jet market remained strong with a "45-percent boost in deliveries, reflecting increases in all Bombardier business aircraft models.
Top FAA lawyers and flight standards specialists met with charter companies yesterday in Las Vegas in the first of 10 air-taxi operational control workshops. The FAA explained the need to help the charter industry understand regulatory requirements for operational control and discussed planned new requirements for charter Opspecs A008, which will replace Notice 8400.83 issued last June.
Operations by U.S.-registered aircraft owned by a company not considered a U.S. citizen will be eased.
Partial results of the annual AIN FBO Survey appear in AIN's Aviation Industry Expo supplement being distributed this week in Las Vegas at the annual meetings for the National Air Transportation Association, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and ground support equipment suppliers. The full FBO survey story will appear in the April issue of AIN.
On Tuesday, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey testified before the Senate subcommittee on aviation about the financial health of the agency, specifically the FY 2007 budget and condition of the aviation trust fund.