AINalerts » May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010 - 11:42am

The ASA Group, an executive-aviation security services provider with a base in Bangkok, said it has been inundated with requests for assistance from travelers and security companies concerned about violent clashes in Thailand between troops and anti-government protesters.

May 20, 2010 - 11:41am

Piaggio Avanti fractional provider Avantair’s revenue increased 4 percent, to $36 million, in its fiscal third quarter (which ended March 31) compared with the year-ago period. Its earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization also rose to $1.8 million, up from the $1.5 million reported in the same period last year.

May 20, 2010 - 11:39am

The November 2006 fatal crash of the Grob G180A SPn prototype was caused by failure of the twinjet’s horizontal stabilizer, according to the final report recently issued by the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU).

May 20, 2010 - 11:32am

Northwest Florida Beaches Airport (KECP) near Panama City, Fla., the first new greenfield airport since Denver International in 1995, is on schedule to open on Sunday, say officials. The 4,000-acre field, designed to guarantee no residential development will be built near the airfield itself or within the flight paths, will initially open with just 10,000-foot Runway 16/34.

May 20, 2010 - 11:22am

Cleveland-based fractional aircraft provider Flight Options took delivery of its first Embraer Phenom 300 on Tuesday. Flight Options has a firm order for 100 of the light jets and options on 50 more. The Phenom 300s are scheduled to be delivered at a rate of about 10 per year over the next 10 years. The first three fractional Phenoms have already been pre-sold, according to a Flight Options spokesman.


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