Emivest Aerospace, now a majority shareholder in the former Sino Swearingen Aircraft, is expected to deliver its first SJ30 business jet (S/N 008) within the next two weeks. The airplane interior will be completed by the end of this week by Jet Works of Denton, Texas.
AINalerts » September 1, 2009
The fractional jet industry is undergoing a “major transformation,” according to business aviation consultant Brian Foley Associates. “Regrettably there’ll be more turmoil in the charter, air taxi and fractional arenas before year-end,” said company president Brian Foley.
Hawker Beechcraft yesterday announced that while it is making progress with the Premier II program, market conditions have prompted the company to delay entry into service of the derivative twinjet until late 2012 or early 2013.
Cessna Aircraft yesterday delivered the first Citation X retrofitted with elliptical winglets made by Wichita-based Winglet Technology. The winglets were installed at Cessna’s Wichita Citation Service Center under Winglet Technology’s FAA STC. According to Cessna, the patented elliptical winglets optimize lift distribution, which reduces drag and thereby decreases fuel consumption and increases speed and range.
Many anxious aircraft operators scrambled to keep the August 31 deadline for registering for Europe’s new emissions trading scheme (ETS) amid widespread confusion about the exact timetable for the process through which it will be implemented.