An aviation industry coalition of nearly 30 organizations is opposing the proposed aviation tax increases, “which would lead to significant job loss across all sectors of the industry and the nation.” The coalition–which includes AOPA, GAMA and the airlines’ lobby group, ATA–is opposing the proposed
AINalerts » November 1, 2011
General Dynamics yesterday appointed Leda M. L. Chong as Asia-Pacific region senior vice president of the company’s aerospace group.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Nascar team Hendrick Motorsports, his wife, and the two crewmembers suffered minor injures when their Gulfstream G150 overran the runway while landing last night at Key West (Fla.) International Airport. The jet, N480JJ, is registered to Jimmie Johnson, who drives for Hendrick Motorsports. Unconfirmed media reports indicate that the aircraft brakes failed on landing.
Universal Aviation today rebranded Euro Aviation, its Athens-based ground-support location, as Universal Aviation Greece. The 24/7 facility, which opened in 1993, offers passenger and pilot lounges, on-site customs and immigration, drive-up ramp service, UVair contract fuel, commercial aircraft transfers and security, among others.
After being out of commission for nearly three months, the control tower at Puerto Rico Isla Grande Airport (SIG) finally went back online last week in response to increased customer demand at the airport. The tower, which was shut down on August 8, resumed operations after temporary repairs were completed. It is operational from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
After LightSquared made statements that it has a “legal right” to build a network of terrestrial 4G broadband transmitters in the U.S., the Coalition to Save Our GPS last Thursday stepped up its attack of the company’s plans.
A hearing with the UK’s Central Arbitration Committee over the representation of pilots at NetJets Europe scheduled for last Friday was postponed after both sides agreed to hammer out an agreement on their own.
Hawker Beechcraft today reported revenues of $518.8 million for the three months ending September 20, a decrease of $75.9 million from the year-ago period. Third-quarter revenues at the company’s business and general aviation segment fell 15.9 percent, to $283.2 million, year-over-year, though operating losses decreased to $75.4 million, versus $124.5 million last year.
India’s newly formed Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) has pledged to further expand business and general aviation in the emerging country. To present a unified front for business aviation, the existing Business Aviation Association of India (BAAI) has merged into BAOA.
“While the pre-owned business aircraft market continues to show improvements, all indicators have been slow to recover in the first nine months of 2011,” industry research firm JetNet said in a market report released on Friday.