AINalerts » November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011 - 4:40pm

JetFlite International of Long Beach, Calif., has launched an aircraft “refinishment” program that repairs and refinishes existing components and materials with minimal replacement.

November 17, 2011 - 4:39pm

Signature Flight Support recently acquired a majority stake in Arrindell Aviation Services, an FBO at St. Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport. This new Signature location will provide ground handling, fuel coordination, ground transportation for passengers and crew, ramp parking, water and lavatory services, catering and weather and routing services.

November 17, 2011 - 4:37pm

Arabian Jets of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and CAE signed a long-term agreement for pilot training services on eight business aircraft types yesterday at the Dubai Air Show. The training, which will be conducted at Emirates-CAE Flight Training in Dubai and other CAE locations, will include initial and recurrent courses.

November 17, 2011 - 4:35pm

EASA certified the Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 turboshaft that powers the Kamov Ka-226T light twin, Kamov parent company Russian Helicopters announced this week. The Ka-226T is a coaxial-rotor helicopter that features a service ceiling of 24,000 feet, according to the manufacturer. It seats eight, including the pilot, and has an mtow of 7,900 pounds.

November 17, 2011 - 4:33pm

Piaggio Aero Industries delivered the 100th Avanti in the U.S., the manufacturer announced on Tuesday. The centennial aircraft, S/N 1216, was delivered to Clearwater, Fla.-based fractional provider Avantair, which operates the world’s largest fleet of Avantis. With this recent delivery, Avantair now operates 57 Avantis.

November 17, 2011 - 3:52pm

Jean-Pierre Dubreuil, an expert with the French Air and Space Academy and a Eurocopter retiree, is questioning several features of the new Quest Helicopters AVQ tandem-rotor helicopter program announced at the Dubai Air Show earlier this week.

November 17, 2011 - 3:49pm

The Transportation Security Administration suffers from bureaucratic morass and mismanagement, according to a staff report from two congressional committees.

November 17, 2011 - 3:41pm
Midsize jet flying decreased by 1.5 percent last month

For the second continuous month, business aircraft flight activity in the U.S. fell slightly from a year ago, decreasing 1.5 percent last month, according to TraqPak data released this week by aviation services company Argus. (It declined 1.3 percent in September.) Continuing a trend seen this year, Part 91 operations remained in positive territory, seeing a year-over-year increase of 2.6 percent in October.

November 17, 2011 - 3:34pm

The aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) chartered by the FAA to recommend a strategy for implementing automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) “In” capability in aircraft cockpits says it does not support an equipage mandate at this time because the investment by airline and genera

November 17, 2011 - 3:31pm

The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) launched an aviation insurance group discount program for members on Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show.


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