Famed aircraft and spacecraft designer Burt Rutan was the first passenger on a JetSuite-brokered Embraer Phenom 100 Part 135 flight earlier this week to his home base in Mojave, Calif. The flight was operated by Solana Beach-based Air by Jet, a Part 135 certificate holder. JetSuite is acting as a broker for the Air by Jet-operated Phenom 100 flights, according to JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox.
AINalerts » May 28, 2008
A recent DOT Inspector General audit of the FAA aviation safety action program (ASAP) said the agency is not realizing the full benefits of the program. ASAP is a joint FAA and industry program that allows aviation employees to self-report safety violations to air carriers and the FAA without fear of reprisal.
France-based Dassault is working to have ready for entry into service in 2020 technologies that would reduce Falcon business jet fuel burn by 40 percent from current in-production Falcons. Ten percent of the improvement would come from the engines’ specific fuel consumption, Dassault head of research Bruno Stoufflet said yesterday during a press briefing at the company’s Bordeaux factory.
NBAA, EAA, AOPA, GAMA, NATA and the Airports Council International have come together to support an amendment penned by Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) that would curtail the TSA’s issuance of regulations and security directives (SDs) using emergency procedures to bypass the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). The amendment is for H.R.2200, The Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act. In a letter sent recently to Rep.
UBS Investment Research’s business jet survey released on Tuesday shows that the market index increased to 35 this month, the fourth consecutive move higher, which UBS analyst David Strauss said is “indicative of a much slower pace of deterioration.” The investment researcher said the business jet index is still weighed down heavily by weak pricing and high inventories since it hasn’t yet crossed the 50 mark indicative of incremental improveme