AINalerts » November 6, 2008

November 6, 2008 - 10:51am

Fractional aircraft provider Bombardier Flexjet has an innovative answer to the question of what to give to someone who already has everything–a jet card, of course.

November 6, 2008 - 10:50am

Owners of electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers sold by Paperless Cockpit are searching for alternative vendors after the Tennessee company abruptly went out of business last month. “Due to current economic conditions Paperless Cockpit has ceased all operations,” a recorded message informs callers to the company’s main number.

November 6, 2008 - 10:49am

Gulfstream Aerospace parent General Dynamics yesterday finalized its purchase of Zurich, Switzerland-based Jet Aviation from Permira Funds private equity group for approximately $2.18 billion, significantly expanding General Dynamics’s aftermarket service footprint around the world. The deal was originally announced on August 19, but had to be approved by antitrust authorities before closing.

November 6, 2008 - 10:47am

NTSB and Mexican aviation accident investigators are on scene in Mexico City, where a Learjet 45 (XC-VMC) crashed into a mixed residential/commercial neighborhood while on approach to Mexico City Airport on Tuesday evening.

November 6, 2008 - 10:43am

“Due to continued softening in the global economic environment,” Cessna Aircraft is revising the Citation jet production schedule for next year, according to a statement from Textron, Cessna’s parent company. Textron had previously expected Cessna to ship 535 Citations next year, but now predicts that jet deliveries in 2009 will be only “up slightly” from the 475 planned this year.

November 6, 2008 - 10:41am

Congressional aviation committee and subcommittee leaders from both sides of the political aisle held onto their seats Tuesday, but some long-time friends of general aviation fell by the wayside. With 99 percent of the vote tallied by late afternoon yesterday, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee, appeared to have retained his seat.


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