AINalerts » October 26, 2010

October 26, 2010 - 12:09pm

The European Helicopter Safety Implementation Team (EHSIT) has released a 22-page “training leaflet” aimed at making helicopter pilots more aware of those hazards identified as major causes of accidents in Europe, specifically degraded visual environment, vortex ring state, loss of tail-rotor effectiveness and static and dynamic rollove

October 26, 2010 - 12:07pm

According to NBAA’s final tally for its 63rd annual meeting and convention held last week in Atlanta, there were 1,083 exhibitors, eight more than last year; the static display was sold out, with 93 aircraft at DeKalb Peachtree Airport; and attendee registration was up more than 5 percent from last year to 24,206. “It has been a pretty challenging couple of years for business aviation,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.

October 26, 2010 - 12:04pm

The FAA handed over two certification documents to Robinson Helicopter founder Frank Robinson and his son and company president Kurt yesterday at a ceremony at the helicopter manufacturer’s Torrance, Calif. factory.

October 26, 2010 - 12:02pm

A Delaware bankruptcy court could decide as early as today whether to allow Emivest Aerospace to continue operations after the company filed for creditor protection and reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. bankruptcy code late last week. The maker of the $7.5 million SJ30 light jet indicated that it could obtain up to $4 million in debtor-in-possession financing to keep its doors open and continue to support the four in-service SJ30s.

October 26, 2010 - 9:47am

The U.S. DOT Inspector General (IG), the FAA’s fiscal watchdog, recently issued a report titled “FAA faces significant risks in implementing the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast program and realizing benefits.” The IG examined key risks to the FAA’s ADS-B implementation and assessed strengths and weaknesses of its contracting approach.


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