Thomas Hirschmann, Jet Aviation president and CEO and son of founder Carl Hirschmann Sr., has resigned from the family-owned business “to pursue other interests” and will henceforth have “no involvement in decision-making” at the company, a Jet Aviation spokesman told AIN late last month.
AINalerts » October 9, 2007
An aeromedical Beechcraft King Air C90 en route from Chinle, Ariz., to Alamosa, Colo., crashed late Thursday night in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado, killing pilot Ric Miller, flight paramedic Dana Dedman and flight nurse Ronnie Helton. No patients were aboard the twin turboprop when it crashed in the mountainous and rugged terrain.
According to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), a law recently approved by the California State Assembly would assess all fractional ownership flights in the state with personal property taxes.
In an e-mail sent to employees on Friday morning, AEXjet CEO John Gallaher said the charter company is ceasing operations for two weeks while the transactions for entering into a “business combination” with an unidentified operator are finalized. The company voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 14, and Gallaher released a statement at that time assuring customers and employees that operations would continue.
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) said two business jets had to take evasive action at 28,000 feet and about 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon to avoid the possibility of colliding while en route to Las Vegas McCarran Airport. The incident involved a NetJets Cessna Citation X and a Learjet 60.
The consequences of the FAA’s emergency suspension of AMI Jet Charter’s Part 135 certificate last week are not yet immediately apparent. Aircraft charter operators asked by AIN what they thought the AMI suspension could mean for the charter/management industry said they had no comment.