Travis Barker and Thelma Martin Still have filed a lawsuit in the California Superior Court following the September 19 overrun crash in Columbia, S.C., of a Learjet 60 operated by Global Exec Aviation of Long Beach, Calif. Four people were killed in the accident, including Thelma’s son, Charles Monroe Still Jr.; Chris Baker; and pilots Sarah Lemmon and James Bland.
AINalerts » November 25, 2008
The December 3 town hall meeting planned by the Transportation Security Administration to hear what general aviation operators think about the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) proposal has been tentatively rescheduled to January 6 next year. Plans are to hold the meetings in White Plains, N.Y.; Atlanta; Chicago; Van Nuys, Calif.; and Houston.
Fractional share operator Flight Options has furloughed more than 100 pilots, according to Mat Slinghoff, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, which is in contract negotiations with Flight Options. Some mechanics and operational personnel were also laid off, according to Jay Heublein, Flight Options vice president of sales and marketing.
Business aviation consultancy Brian Foley Associates believes the peak for business jet backlogs likely occurred in the third quarter and will now begin shrinking.
Just days after Eclipse Aviation achieved two key milestones–EASA and Avio NG 1.5 certification–the pioneering VLJ manufacturer this morning filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. At the same time, Eclipse Aviation entered into an agreement to sell “substantially all of its assets” to an affiliate of Etirc Aviation of Luxembourg.