Honeywell’s next-generation flight management system (NGFMS) is currently undergoing flight testing on the Gulfstream G650 and was tested during the Boeing 747-8 first flight last month. “The NGFMS provides all of the capability to meet requirements for improving air traffic management through decreased separation and more direct routing,” said Honeywell Aerospace vice president of marketing and product management Carl Esposito.
AINalerts » March 4, 2010
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and National Air Transportation Association (NATA) both recently submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on proposed new rules for limiting de-icing fluid runoff at commercial airports. The EPA proposal would establish standards for the amount of aircraft de-icing fluid that airports must recapture and prevent from entering wastewater runoff.
Pre-owned business jet prices are down 40 percent from the heights of 2008 and are now on average 15 percent below “market value,” AircraftPost president Dennis Rousseau said in a recently released white paper.
Canada’s Vancouver International Airport had its “busiest day in history” when general aviation travelers departed after closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics on Sunday, according to Scott Harrold, general manager of Landmark Aviation’s Vancouver FBO.
Argus released its annual SMS audit results report this week, with safety management systems (SMS) and emergency response planning having the highest number of deficiencies at corporate flight departments.