Five industry professionals recently formed a new nonprofit organization, Sky Hope Network, to offer business aviation support in emergencies. Sky Hope founder Robin Eissler, vice president of Jet Quest, was heavily involved in the Corporate Aviation Responding to Emergencies (Care) relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the devastating earthquake in Haiti earlier this year.
AINalerts » October 14, 2010
Eurocopter said the flight-test program for its new medium twin helicopter, the EC175, is on schedule. The EC175 is expected to receive EASA certification in the second half of next year. The first prototype has flown about 70 hours over 80 flights since its maiden mission in December 2009, program director Francis Combes told AIN.
At the close of its 37th Assembly last Friday, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed to what it characterized as the first global approach to reducing air transport's impact on climate change.
According to business aviation analyst Brian Foley of Brian Foley Associates, the business aviation industry has made a “notable recovery” since last year's NBAA Convention.
In just a few days, NBAA’s 63rd Annual Meeting and Convention opens at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The show kicks off Tuesday morning with the opening general session, featuring Georgia governor and pilot Sonny Perdue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donahue, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, TSA administrator John Pistole and Cox Communications CEO Jimmy Hayes.