AINalerts » September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010 - 12:25pm

The FAA has concluded that two Boston Air Charter pilots were in violation of the FARs when they took off in their respective Cessna Citations from Norwood Memorial Airport (Mass.) on March 17, during which time the field was closed due to flooding. The pilots face a proposed 30-day suspension of their airman certificates.

September 30, 2010 - 12:24pm

The deal to build an Extra EA-500 assembly plant in Montrose, Colo., has hit a significant snag. Earlier this summer, the company announced plans to assemble the $1.65 million single-engine turboprop at a site on the Montrose Airport and potentially hire up to 100 employees, but now county manager Jesse Smith maintains that the county cannot provide a key element of a $2.6 million incentive package–cash.

September 30, 2010 - 12:14pm

For the third time in the past six months, an Embraer Phenom 100 has suffered a dual tire blowout upon landing after a reported failure in the brake-by-wire system.

September 30, 2010 - 12:11pm

Piper Aircraft has been promoting its new PiperJet in the form of a proof-of-concept aircraft based on the PA-46-500TP Meridian turboprop-single platform. However, officials with the Vero Beach, Fla.-based manufacturer told AIN today that it will appear at the NBAA Convention next month with “the next step” in the evolution of its single-engine very light jet, complete with a full-size mockup.

September 30, 2010 - 11:09am

Unable to maintain radio silence of an expected unveiling of a Gulfstream G650 competitor at the NBAA Convention next month, Bombardier this morning announced it will launch a "new Global aircraft family" on the eve of the business aviation show. "It was strategically necessary for Bombardier to announce the program as soon as possible," business aviation analyst Brian Foley told AIN.

 

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