The NTSB said the probable cause of a crash in Oklahoma City of a Cessna Citation I was airplane wing-structure damage sustained during impact with one or more large birds–identified as American white pelicans–which resulted in a loss of control of the airplane.
AINalerts » August 6, 2009
Epic Aircraft’s facility in Bend, Ore., has been locked shut and company founder, chairman and CEO Rick Schrameck seems to have disappeared. Epic usually has a large presence at the annual EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis., but this year there was just one Epic LT single-engine turboprop on display without any company banners or signs.
Although Cirrus Aircraft fielded a large display at EAA AirVenture last week in Oshkosh, Wis., notably missing from the Cirrus exhibit area and Cirrus’s press conference was cofounder and board chairman Alan Klapmeier. Now the Cirrus board of directors has decided not to renew Klapmeier’s contract and to seek a new chairman when his term expires at the end of this month.
Data from a J.P. Morgan business jet report released on Tuesday indicates "evidence of stabilization" in the business jet market "but no improvement." According to the report, pre-owned business jet inventories remain at record highs–staying at about 14.5 percent of the in-service fleet for the fifth consecutive month–but have not gotten much worse. Large-cabin and light jet inventories increased slightly, while midsize jets eased a bit.
Aircraft management and charter firm Avjet held a crucial role in the air transportation for former President Bill Clinton on his visit to North Korea on Tuesday. Clinton’s mission to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang secured the release of two imprisoned American television journalists.