Forecast International of Newtown, Conn., released its most recent 10-year outlook, The World Market for Business Jet Aircraft, at the Farnborough Air Show last month.
Cessna Caravan 208B, Lake Erie, Ontario, Jan. 17, 2004–The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has revealed that the investigation of the crash of Georgian Express Flight 126, a Cessna Caravan, near Pelee Island has so far determined that the structure of the aircraft was sound at the time of the flight; the aircraft engine was operational and producing power; and the aircraft was overweight when it took off from Pelee Island.
BELL 206B JETRANGER, MESA, ARIZ., JUNE 24, 2004–While maneuvering on a trailer at Falcon Field, JetRanger N97AZ hooked a skid on the underside of the trailer, causing the helicopter to flip over and crash. Operated by Arizona Helicopter Adventures, the rotorcraft was destroyed and the sole occupant pilot was killed.
Lockheed JetStar 1329-23E, Houston, Texas, May 15, 2004–Lockheed JetStar N57NR sustained minor damage following an in-flight separation of the left flap assembly while on final approach to William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The airplane was registered to and operated by Aircraft Trading Center of Tequesta, Fla. The two ATP pilots and two passengers were not injured.
Cessna 525A CitationJet, Dexter, Maine, Oct. 7, 2002–Citation N57EJ was substantially damaged during a runway overrun at Dexter Regional Airport (1B0). The ATP pilot and one passenger received serious injuries, and two passengers received minor injuries.
Eurocopter AS 350-B2, Meadview, Ariz., Aug.
A coalition of general aviation interests was successful in getting aircraft sales and use taxes repealed in Rhode Island when Gov. Donald Carcieri signed legislation that exempts the sale, storage, use or other consumption of new or used aircraft and aircraft parts from taxation. Labor charges continue to be exempt where they are separately stated by the seller.
The tax committee of the NBAA will host two events in conjunction with its 57th annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas in October. The NBAA 13th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference (previously known as the NBAA Tax Conference) is scheduled for October 10 and 11 at the Las Vegas Hilton.
The two buildings that house the offices of the FAA in Washington have been named after the Wright brothers. The structures are situated along Independence Avenue, separated from each other by 7th Street.
When President Bush signed the FAA reauthorization act (generally known as Vision 100) late last year, the bill called on the agency to work with airports, communities and other agencies to protect the environment while sustaining the economic vitality that will result from continued growth of aviation.