Business aviation attracts pilots with wide-ranging experiences, whose career paths may have taken them in a hundred different directions before they landed in the cockpit of a Gulfstream, Hawker or Falcon.
The decision by Spectrum Aeronautical to flip-flop the development schedule for its airplanes by certifying the all-carbon-fiber midsize S-40 Freedom before the S-33 Independence light jet could be judged as a shrewd move in years hence. After all, the market is already flush with diminutive light and very light bizjet offerings from a compendium of start-up and established manufacturers.
Thales Aerospace this week is expected to unveil retrofit options covering four of its products in the business aviation market. The French group already has a U.S. presence and is creating a dealer and installation center network to deal directly with operators.
Representatives from The Royal Bank of Scotland are on hand at NBAA’07 to provide information about the bank’s corporate aircraft financing entity, RBS Asset Finance.
The division writes large, individually structured loans and leases for corporate aircraft ranging in price from $1 million to $250 million with terms lasting between two and 10 years, the company said.
Three visitors here at the Georgia World Congress Center are wondering whether they’ll be the lucky one to leave with the classic 1959 Chris-Craft Capri Runabout power boat that TAC Air is set to award on tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Booth No. 805.
A comprehensive update on the PC-12 program with particular focus on maintenance issues will fill the hour-long Pilatus maintenance and operations meeting this afternoon starting at 2 p.m. in Georgia World Conference Center Room B305.
The European Parliament and Council of the European Union are debating the inclusion of aviation in Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (a so-called “cap and trade” system for CO2 emissions) under the European Community’s “co-decision process.” Key votes are due next month from the transport and environment committees of the Parliament, before a plenary session in November potentially sets its final form in concrete if the two Community institu
An Airworthiness Directive issued by Transport Canada yesterday requires a general visual inspection of the left and right main landing gear system and main landing gear retract actuator jam nut on all Bombardier Q400s.
A second incident in three days involving collapsed landing gear on a Scandinavian Airlines Bombardier Q400 has prompted Bombardier to recommend that operators ground any Q400 that has accumulated more than 10,000 landing gear cycles until they complete emergency inspections.
Ukraine’s Antonov has signed a memorandum of understanding with Xi’an Aircraft Company (XAC) to help develop a new 70-seat turboprop dubbed the MA700, according to Chinese state-run media. The parties plan to discuss details on the cooperation during the upcoming Beijing International Aviation Exhibition, scheduled for September 19 to 22.