Business aviation is being further scrutinized for its environmental performance and must actively consider what it could do to reduce its impact on climate change.
Aviation International News » April 2006
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is conducting a strategic review of business and general aviation and how these industries should be regulated. This will be put to the CAA board at its June meeting and, significantly, will be considered before the authority issues its final ruling on controversial changes to safety regulation charges.
The UK government is leading a campaign to delay the transfer of additional regulatory responsibilities to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) until the agency resolves existing management and budgetary issues.
German executive charter firm Triple Alpha Luftfahrt has added a sixth Cessna CitationJet to its fleet. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be particularly big news, but the company’s experience in trying to get the aircraft registered provides a fascinating insight into how fragmented and inconsistent Europe’s aviation regulatory environment still is in practice–despite long-standing efforts to introduce regulatory harmonization.
In what promises to unfold as another controversial chapter in Jonathan Ornstein’s colorful tenure as CEO of Mesa Air Group, the Phoenix-based regional carrier and Hawaiian Airlines have locked legal horns over the fiery chief executive’s plan to enter the inter-island Hawaiian market this spring with 50-seat Bombardier CRJs.
European scheduled business aircraft service Club Airways International is providing a daily round-trip connection between the Swiss cities of Geneva and Basel to allow executives from the luxury goods industry to attend two key trade shows next month. The temporary service will operate during the BaselWorld jewelry exhibition (March 30 through April 6) and the SIHH watch show in Geneva (April 3 through 9).
Signature Flight Support has announced the purchase of Le Terminal building at Le Bourget, giving the world’s largest FBO chain and distribution network for business aviation services three facilities at the Paris business airport. Le Terminal, a six-story office building, was formerly a private aviation facility. The building comes with about three acres of aircraft parking ramp and two adjoining hangars.
European business aviation service companies Flying Group and Euralair are squaring off for a legal battle over a proposed takeover that appears to have gone sour.
The saga between Farnborough Aircraft and Epic Aircraft parent Aircraft Investor Resources (AIR) continues. In February a Superior Court judge presiding over the lawsuit between the two companies granted an injunction allowing Farnborough access to the F1/Jestrel JP100 prototype that AIR was building under an agreement.
The practice of cabotage has its origins in early Portuguese history, in a time when Spanish ships sailing between northern and southern Spain would stop at Portuguese cabos, or capes, to pick up and drop off paying passengers and cargo. Portuguese coastal shippers, rightly figuring that this was cutting into their profits, cried foul. And so the practice, now called cabotage, was outlawed.