AINalerts » September 22, 2009

September 22, 2009 - 2:00pm

Harrods Aviation has made special arrangements with the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for passengers and crew to complete immigration procedures at its London Luton Airport FBO.

September 22, 2009 - 1:59pm

Honeywell’s SmartPath precision-landing system yesterday became the only ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) to receive FAA approval. GBAS monitors GPS signals to detect errors and augment accuracy by transmitting correction messages to aircraft, providing precision-approach guidance to all qualifying runways at an airport.

September 22, 2009 - 1:56pm

NBAA last week released best-practices guidelines for charter brokers that outline the regulatory environment in which air-charter brokers work, along with business-practice recommendations to benefit air-charter consumers, operators and brokers alike.

September 22, 2009 - 1:52pm

Aviation Communications & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) told AIN it is readying a software update for the Phoenix company’s TCAS II and TCAS 2000 traffic alert and collision avoidance systems to fix two potentially serious problems in the way the technology warns pilots of traffic threats.

September 22, 2009 - 1:43pm

UBS Investment Research’s September business jet market index came in at 43, 16-percent higher than its previous survey in July and moved upward for the sixth consecutive month, “indicative of continued slowing in the rate of market deterioration.” However, UBS analyst David Strauss noted, the index continues to be “weighed down” by weak pricing and record-high inventory levels of pre-owned business jets, in addition to not yet crossing the th

September 22, 2009 - 1:33pm

Teamsters Local 1108, the union representing some 500 pilots at fractional provider Flight Options, yesterday announced a strike-authorization vote as final sessions of mediated negotiations nears. “Local 1108 is ready to make a fair agreement with Flight Options management,” said Mat Slinghoff, pilot-union president.

 

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