AINalerts » October 20, 2011

October 20, 2011 - 3:48pm

Dave Huntzinger has joined Argus Prism, an aviation safety management system (SMS) solutions provider, as senior vice president for helicopter aviation services–a newly created position. Huntzinger joins Prism from Eurocopter, where he served as vice president of fleet safety and was responsible for accident investigation, operational safety, litigation support and safety communications.

October 20, 2011 - 3:45pm

Van Nuys, Calif.-based Elite Aviation has partnered with Piaggio Aero to expand Piaggio Avanti II sales on the U.S. West Coast. Under the agreement Elite will handle Avanti II sales in California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada. “The move into sales is a logical extension for Elite Aviation,” the company said.

October 20, 2011 - 3:42pm

FACC AG delivered the first set of winglets for a Falcon 2000LX to Dassault Aviation yesterday. The company signed a contract with the French aircraft manufacturer for delivery of OEM winglets for the Falcon 2000LX and 900LX in April.

October 20, 2011 - 3:40pm

Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas, received STC’d approval for installation of Garmin G1000 avionics in Cessna Citation 501s. Developed in cooperation with Garmin, the STC allows installation of the three-screen digital flight deck suite in all 501s.

October 20, 2011 - 3:38pm

Actor William Shatner will be a guest speaker at the 15th,annual Bombardier Safety Standdown, which takes place next Monday through Wednesday in Wichita. This year, the Safety Standdown format will combine the general sessions with workshops on a variety of safety-related topics. Speakers at the general sessions will include NTSB member Robert Sumwalt; Convergent Performance CEO Dr.

October 20, 2011 - 3:34pm

Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, located at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, is reporting a 145-percent increase in business aviation traffic over the past 12 months.

October 20, 2011 - 3:32pm

Less than two years after the collapse of three of its four hangars during a heavy snowstorm, the Dulles Jet Center (DJC) reopened today with two new hangars.

October 20, 2011 - 3:30pm

A notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) issued yesterday by the FAA would allow pilots of aircraft operated under Parts 121, 125, 129, 133, 135 and 137 to update navigation and terrain awareness databases of their aircraft instead of having the task done by certified mechanics or repair stations.

October 20, 2011 - 3:28pm
Cessna delivered 47 Citations in the third quarter, predicts fewer in the fourth

Cessna Aircraft and Bell Helicopter parent company Textron reported third-quarter revenues of $2.8 billion yesterday, up 13.5 percent from last year, and profits of $236 million (up $124 million). At Cessna, third-quarter revenues climbed by $236 million to $771 million, while profits increased by $64 million, going from a $31 million loss last year to a positive $33 million this year.

October 20, 2011 - 3:24pm

Apple’s new iOS 5 operating system is causing problems for iPad aviation app users, including deletion of data without warning and other glitches. In some cases, this can lead to deletion of files needed to display aeronautical charts on popular iPad apps such as ForeFlight and WingX.


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