AINalerts » October 21, 2008

October 21, 2008 - 11:57am

The new Bell 429 light twin will have a faster top cruise speed than the previously published 142 knots, program director Neil Marshall told AIN. He declined to specify just how much faster the 429 will be, saying only that the higher speed “would be pleasing” to customers.

October 21, 2008 - 11:54am

Due to recent economic turmoil, The Teal Group earlier this month made the unusual move of revising its 18th annual Business Jet Overview, which was originally released in May. According to the aerospace consulting group, business jet deliveries are now expected to peak next year, a full year earlier than predicted in the May overview.

October 21, 2008 - 11:53am

NTSB Administrative Law Judge William Pope II on Friday reversed an FAA emergency order of revocation issued in June that grounded Punta Gorda, Fla.-based aeromed transport company Air Trek. The FAA issued an emergency order indefinitely suspending Air Trek’s Part 135 certificate in May and two weeks later withdrew its suspension order and instead issued an emergency order of revocation.

October 21, 2008 - 11:52am

The first customer Hawker 4000, which was delivered to cigarette wholesaler Gary Hall in June, was seized along with other assets on Friday by the U.S. government as part of a 43-count federal fraud indictment. According to the U.S.

October 21, 2008 - 11:48am

After nearly 30 years with the FAA, associate administrator for aviation safety Nick Sabatini will retire effective January 3, the agency announced today. In the post, Sabatini has overseen regulation and certification matters at the agency. He will be replaced by Peggy Gilligan, deputy associate administrator for aviation safety.

October 21, 2008 - 11:45am

The TSA’s general aviation security rulemaking proposal, which would force nearly 10,000 operators of GA aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds (mtow) to create an agency-approved security plan, “is a very significant rulemaking, with the potential to have a very large impact on business aviation,” NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen told AIN.

 

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