AINalerts » November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011 - 5:15pm

Pilatus Business Aircraft delivered the 1,100th Pilatus PC-12 turboprop single last week during a ceremony at its facility in Broomfield, Colo. The milestone aircraft was handed over to Frontline Aviation, a Green Bay, Wis.-based aircraft charter provider.

November 29, 2011 - 5:14pm

The Bell 407GX earned EASA certification yesterday, following similar approvals by Transport Canada and the FAA earlier this year.

November 29, 2011 - 5:11pm

Aviation Partners received STC approval from Transport Canada for its high-Mach, blended winglets on 900-series Dassault Falcons last week. The company obtained an FAA STC in September and EASA approval is expected “imminently.” The company plans to install the Falcon 900 winglets on its first Canadian-customer aircraft in January.

November 29, 2011 - 5:08pm

Inmarsat Global Xpress announced today it had named Aircell as a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s airborne broadband service for business aviation. The two companies will begin in-flight testing of the Global Xpress aeronautical services after the launch of the first Inmarsat-5 satellite, which is scheduled for mid-2013, with regional service to start later that year and worldwide coverage in 2014.

November 29, 2011 - 5:06pm

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, yesterday said he sustained four broken ribs, a broken clavicle and a concussion when his seat broke loose during a runway-departure accident on October 31.

November 29, 2011 - 4:35pm

Seeing a need for on-demand business transportation in two specific locations, data-storage entrepreneur and pilot Moshe Yanai is now in operation with his Boston Executive Helicopters in Norwood, Mass., and Tel Aviv Executive Helicopters in Israel.

November 29, 2011 - 4:27pm

Eurocopter is expected to introduce an enhanced version of its EC130 B4 light single helicopter, with improvements in comfort and performance, soon. According to a European helicopter broker, the helicopter maker has put particular focus on the B4’s cabin. New doors and air conditioning are said to offer lower interior sound levels, while passenger seats will now be easier to remove.

November 29, 2011 - 4:23pm

Signature Flight Support at Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) logged 33 business aviation operations on November 16, its largest tally since the days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

November 29, 2011 - 4:15pm
AgustaWestland Finalizes Civil Tiltrotor Purchase

The long-troubled partnership between AgustaWestland and Bell Helicopter to develop a civil tiltrotor is officially over.

November 29, 2011 - 4:09pm

Over the past week, NBAA has been in discussions with FAA officials to determine the logistics of resurrecting the Blocked Aircraft Registration Request program.


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