AINalerts » September 4, 2008

September 4, 2008 - 11:21am

Manassas, Va.-based regional airline Colgan Air has allowed pilot Erich Scherfen to return to work after he and his wife sued the U.S. government for allegedly placing them on a terrorist watch list. Scherfen, a New Jersey native and veteran of the first Gulf War who converted to Islam in 1994, said that when his name surfaced on a TSA “no fly” list in April, Colgan Air grounded him and placed him on administrative leave.

September 4, 2008 - 11:15am

Years of litigation over a Gulfstream IV fatal crash at Palwaukee (Ill.) Municipal Airport (since renamed Chicago Executive Airport) in October 1996 finally ended yesterday after Alberto-Culver, the airplane’s owner, and local municipalities that operate the airport reached a $6 million settlement.

September 4, 2008 - 11:13am

As part of its “operational excellence strategy” to finish incomplete customer-delivered airplanes, improve production efficiency, fulfill overdue payments to suppliers, repay deposit holders who have canceled orders and achieve financial stability, Eclipse Aviation CEO Roel Pieper has reorganized the company into two new divisions.

September 4, 2008 - 11:11am

The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) today issued an interim report for the January 17 accident involving a British Airways Boeing 777 that landed short of Runway 27L at London Heathrow Airport.

September 4, 2008 - 11:10am

The FAA Eastern Region counsel’s office is trying to find out if employees of the former Sentient Jet Holdings were connected via payroll and other systems with TAG Holding, according to information obtained by AIN.


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