AINalerts » October 18, 2011

October 18, 2011 - 5:06pm

NBAA’s GA Desk is warning aircraft operators flying on the U.S. East Coast this week to review TFR notams carefully. A moving 10-nm TFR is following President Obama along a bus tour through the East Coast until later tomorrow.

October 18, 2011 - 5:03pm

The FAA broke ground yesterday on a new $69 million air traffic control tower and Tracon facility at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, replacing the tower that has served the airport since 1988.

October 18, 2011 - 4:53pm

Denver-based JetTech received STC approval to install Garmin G600 avionics with dual flat-panel displays in the Piper Cheyenne III, IIIA and 400LS. The upgrade includes dual G600 RVSM primary instrumentation, with RVSM-capable air data computers.

October 18, 2011 - 4:51pm

Earlier this month Landmark Aviation began operations at the former Signature Flight Support FBO at Tampa (Fla.) International Airport. The facility includes 44,500 sq ft of hangar space, in addition to a passenger lobby, pilot lounge, executive conference room, snooze room and flight planning center. Services include fueling, ground handling, concierge and hangar and office rentals.

October 18, 2011 - 4:49pm

The Central Europe Private Aviation Association (CEPA) will hold its second annual conference in the Czech capital Prague on December 1 and 2. The CEPA Expo event, which includes an exhibit area, will feature an agenda focusing on how business aviation is developing in what is currently Europe’s most vibrant market.

October 18, 2011 - 4:41pm

Clearly impatient with the way the company’s plan for its 4G broadband network is becoming further delayed by opposition from the GPS user community, several federal government departments, members of Congress and the FCC bureaucracy itself, a LightSquared official threatened a le

October 18, 2011 - 4:36pm

Barrington Irving, founder of Experience Aviation, will use a donated Embraer Phenom 100 light jet as a flying classroom to encourage students to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math (Stem). Entrepreneur and philanthropist Fabio Alexander is providing the jet, with “continuing support” covered by Embraer, for Experience Aviation’s “Journey for Knowledge” program.

October 18, 2011 - 4:34pm

Starlink Aviation vice president of sales and marketing Brenda Libby and Charlie Bravo Aviation CEO René Banglesdorf have partnered with NBAA and the “No Plane, No Gain” advocacy campaign to launch a grassroots effort to educate policy and business decision makers at the national, state/provincial or local level about business aviation.

October 18, 2011 - 4:31pm

Helicopter and business aircraft leasing firm Milestone Aviation announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference yesterday that it would purchase five new Eurocopter EC130B4 helicopters. The order is valued at $17 million, with deliveries slated for the second half of next year.

October 18, 2011 - 4:26pm
The future of the PiperJet Altaire appears hazy...

Piper Aircraft announced yesterday that it has placed the PiperJet Altaire program “under review,” clouding the single-engine jet’s future. It also named Simon Caldecott as its interim president and CEO, making him the fifth person to hold the position since Imprimis Brunei acquired the Vero Beach, Fla.


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