In a rare case in aviation, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Jeppesen Sanderson (a Boeing property) for its part in aiding so-called “extraordinary rendition” flights. Specifically, the suit says that Jeppesen Dataplan provided support in the form of flight planning and handling for flights conducted primarily by the CIA to take alleged terrorists overseas to be tortured.
AINalerts » May 31, 2007
Much ado about nothing is essentially what the FAA is saying about a story that broke this week regarding the validity of using GPS and FMS units after a supposedly new policy was issued in March.
The NTSB yesterday released the probable cause of the Dec. 19, 2005 crash of a Chalk’s Ocean Airways Grumman G-73T Turbo Mallard in Miami.
Bombardier released strong first-quarter numbers this week, and all indications are that growth will continue for the rest of the fiscal year. Revenue for the aerospace division increased from $2 billion during the same period last year to $2.3 billion this year. Aircraft orders were up exponentially as well. During the first quarter last year, the company took orders for 52 aircraft, 33 of them business jets.
A new advertisement sponsored by the Air Transport Association (ATA) and targeted at airline passengers on the CNN Airport Network has NBAA and the Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA) striking back.