A spokesman for AgustaWestland (AW) told AIN that the company is still in the hunt for the U.S. VXX Presidential helicopter replacement program, commonly known as Marine One. Pier Francesco Guarguaglini, the chairman and CEO of AW parent company Finmeccanica, suggested that AW could partner with Boeing and L-3 for the contract.
AINalerts » May 11, 2010
Chevron Global Aviation, which operates five oil refineries, “will withdraw from marketing Chevron- and Texaco-branded aviation fuels in 27 states [approximately 200 locations],” the company said in a statement issued last week.
The FAA has begun investigating the use of aircraft owner trusts to obtain valid registration where the trust beneficiary is a non-U.S. citizen, and the agency has stopped processing aircraft registrations that are based on the use of non-citizen owner trusts.
Eurocontrol appears to be close to approving the funding and development of its emissions trading scheme (ETS) support facility, which would give business aircraft operators a relatively cost-effective way of meeting their obligations to monitor, report and verify carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The first-quarter numbers from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released yesterday show an overall 15-percent drop in general aviation aircraft deliveries compared with the previous year–from 459 to 390 aircraft. However, billings increased 7.1 percent to $4.64 billion, thanks largely to international deliveries of large-cabin, long-range business jets.