The FAA issued approval to Dassault Falcon for the EASy II flight deck in June, shortly after the EASA granted its approval.
Aviation International News » August 2011
A contingent of U.S. Air Force flight attendants participated in this year’s NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians conference, not just to learn from their peers but to share their own experiences using dry ice as a cooling medium to keep food safe on long trips. It turns out that a sufficient quantity of dry ice allows for weeks of operation and proper food storage. There are important safety considerations when using dry ice.
“The number-one priority is being safety specialists,” said Dodie Thomas, who works for Altria Client Services and was chosen as vice chairwoman of the NBAA Flight Attendants Committee. Mary Ann Fash became chairwoman of the committee, taking over from Scott Arnold. “We’ve come a long way from Emily Post [etiquette lessons],” Thomas added.
Air-Care International’s Facts training division has added a new simulator to its stable of cabin safety training devices, an in-flight fire trainer. The mobile unit features a replica of a business jet cabin interior, made of metal so it won’t burn, with an enclosed lavatory, galley and cabin divan seating area.
If attendance numbers and enthusiasm of those who flocked to San Diego in mid-June for the 16th NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians conference are any indication of the health of business aviation, then this segment is on the upswing.
Gulfstream once again holds the number one slot for jets. Hawker Beechcraft takes the top spot among new turboprops, while Mitsubishi takes the overall t-prop title. Bell leads among helicopter OEMs.
“The first five months of the 2011 pre-owned market showed early-stage recovery signs,” with used business jet retail sale transactions growing by 19.7 percent during the period, according to data released by business aviation information firm JetNet.
“This place reminds people of the TV show Wings,” said Genevieve “Gigi” Hazle, speaking about the APP Jet Center at St. Lucie International Airport in Fort Pierce, Fla. Hazle was the assistant manager at the facility when AIN visited the Florida FBO early last month, but has since been promoted to general manager at APP Jet Center in Hayward, Calif.
One can only speculate about whether or not Rupert Murdoch had any role in or opinion about the vigor with which his Wall Street Journal has launched into tabloid-style exposé of high-ranking executives’ personal use of corporate aircraft at companies other than his own now globally infamous News Corp.