Earlier this week the NTSB announced that it would hold a three-day public hearing beginning February 3 to examine helicopter EMS (HEMS) accidents, and now insurers and the FAA also are taking action. Next week, executives from the top aviation insurers will convene in Dallas to discuss the issue and possible tightening of underwriting requirements.
AINalerts » November 13, 2008
Business aviation will be an important facet of the new Bahrain Airshow, to be staged in the Arabian Gulf state from Jan. 21 to 23, 2010. The show will feature purpose-built chalets where exhibitors will be able to park their display aircraft immediately in front.
Despite a dour world economy, organizers of the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show, which runs this Sunday through Tuesday in Dubai, expect to exceed last year’s $907 million record as global investors from 29 countries vie for a slice of the region’s growing charter market. Current forecasts predict 15-percent annual growth rates for business aviation in the Middle East over the next five years.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its third-quarter delivery numbers today, and while both business jets and turboprops have thus far posted record numbers of units shipped this year, the organization warns of rough skies ahead.
Eclipse Aviation founder and former CEO Vern Raburn stole the show at a VLJ forum held Tuesday and yesterday in West Palm Beach, Fla., with his day-one closing comments, in which he spoke candidly about the aviation industry and Eclipse Aviation. “This is an industry that eats its young,” he said. “It’s fraught with people whose comment to anything new is, ‘It can’t be done.
Albuquerque’s NBC affiliate TV station, KOB, reported earlier today that the employees of Eclipse Aviation learned this morning that they will not be receiving paychecks for their last two weeks’ work.