The FAA today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking requesting comments to identify regulations currently in effect that should be amended, removed or simplified. “Getting public comments is a necessary element of our effort to make our regulations more effective and less burdensome,” the agency said.
AINalerts » November 15, 2007
Montreal-based Project Phoenix has joined a growing number of companies offering a program to convert used Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets into executive aircraft that each sell for about $18 million complete. Project Phoenix is a partner in the program with Aerospace Concepts of Montreal and Action Aviation of the UK.
The FAA confirmed yesterday that it is investigating the operations of Elan Express, a Part 125 certificate holder partially owned by TAG Aviation USA that operates a Boeing 767 for Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and a 727 used for sports team charters. “The FAA has asked for additional documents from Elan related to the operations it is conducting under its [Part] 125 certificate,” an FAA spokeswoman told AIN.
Embraer foresees a demand for 13,150 business jets worth some $201 billion over the next decade, according to its market outlook released this morning. Broken down by segment, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer’s projection includes 3,380 very light jets; 2,810 light jets; 1,230 “midlight” jets; 1,550 midsize jets; 1,470 super-midsize jets; 1,480 large-cabin jets; 920 ultra-long-range jets; and 310 ultra-large jets.
On Tuesday, Eclipse 500 empennage assembly supplier Hampson Aerospace filed a lawsuit against Eclipse Aviation in the New Mexico Second District Court for failing to pay Hampson “in accordance with the schedule and under the terms set out” in a contract.