AINalerts » November 18, 2008

November 18, 2008 - 11:09am

Harbin Aviation Industry (HAIG) delivered the first EC 175 airframe to Eurocopter on Saturday in Harbin, China. Harbin is the European manufacturer’s partner in the medium-twin helicopter program. The prototype will undergo final assembly at Eurocopter’s headquarters in Marignane, France, and is scheduled to fly in the fourth quarter of next year.

November 18, 2008 - 11:03am

Late last week the FAA published long-awaited proposed revisions in the operations specification governing helicopter EMS (HEMS) flights under Part 135 with regard to flight planning, weather minimums and the use of night-vision goggles (NVG).

November 18, 2008 - 10:55am

Aspen Jetride, the charter operator that acquired the assets of Aspen Executive Air (AEXJet) after AEXJet filed for bankruptcy protection last year, has ceased operations and surrendered its operating certificate, according to an FAA spokesman for the Southwest region. Aspen Jetride, formerly known as Jetride, finalized the AEXJet acquisition in January and added “Aspen” to its name in April.

November 18, 2008 - 10:50am

An elaborate scam originating in South Africa threatens to bilk business aviation interests out of substantial sums of money, according to Canadian consulting firm Business Aviation Service Solutions (Bass). It has been investigating the aircraft brokerage scheme, which is linked to the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup Finals.

November 18, 2008 - 10:44am

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today issued a final rule for plans to move forward with implementation of its proposed Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (e-APIS), which requires general aviation pilots to file passenger names and other information to government officials before crossing a U.S. border.


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