AINalerts » October 26, 2006

November 15, 2006 - 11:56am

Earthjet–a proposed new light-jet air-taxi network–says that it has narrowed the choice of manufacturers to two companies to build the start-up’s envisaged airplanes. According to company president Dean Rotchin, one of the contenders is already flying a prototype of a jet that is close to Earthjet’s desired specifications–flying four passengers up to 1,000 miles in a cabin larger than that of a very light jet (VLJ).

November 15, 2006 - 11:54am

Activity on the Web-based International Registry (IR) of Mobile Assets has been high since it opened for business on March 1, according to Aviareto of Dublin, Ireland, which operates it. But business-aviation users of the IR–variously known as Cape Town, the Cape Town Treaty and the Cape Town Convention–say its benefits are neither altogether clear nor widely accepted.

November 15, 2006 - 11:51am

CitationShares launched a program–Citelines–that it says offers “payment predictability, customized program options and cost savings never before seen in the industry.” Citelines’ customers can “save tens of thousands of dollars” by choosing to fly on non-peak days. Under Citelines, owners can choose to fly 365 days, 350 days, 335 days or 320 days a year.

November 15, 2006 - 11:48am

The comment period on a proposal to continue the reservation and slot program under the high-density rule at New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) has been extended from October 30 to December 29, the result of requests the Air Transport Association, Regional Airline Association, Airports Council International and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

November 15, 2006 - 11:47am

On November 23, as previously reported, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will adopt an amendment to increase the age limit for airline pilots to 65, provided another crewmember pilot is under age 60. On September 27, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey established an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on the Age 60 issue. Its principal task is to recommend whether the U.S. should adopt the new ICAO standard.


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