Aviation International News » December 2009

November 25, 2009 - 6:41am

Altitude VIP Completions of Auckland, New Zealand, has launched a quick-change, modular interior concept for the Boeing Business Jet.

With focus on quick turn-around, time-critical performance and reduction in weight and cost, Altitude’s BBJ-C interior offers multiple configurations, including all-cargo, civil and military medevac, corporate shuttle, executive and head-of-state.

November 25, 2009 - 6:39am

Jet Aviation, one of only two authorized Pats Aircraft Systems modification specialists for auxiliary fuel tank maintenance, is performing the mod work at its Basel and Geneva maintenance centers in compliance with the latest amendment to Special Federal Aviation Regulation 88 (SFAR 88).

November 25, 2009 - 6:38am

German completion and MRO provider Lufthansa Technik has been selected to supply its networked integrated cabin equipment (Nice) system for Bombardier’s new, all-composite Learjet 85.

November 25, 2009 - 5:59am

Bell 407, DeLand, Fla., Jan. 7, 2008– A total loss of engine power due to the fatigue failure of a third-stage turbine wheel blade downed the single-engine helicopter, the NTSB determined. The 407–operating as an EMS transport– was nearing its patient pickup destination when the pilot reported hearing a loud bang, which was followed by a yaw to the left.

November 25, 2009 - 5:57am

Cessna 550 Citation II, Sellersburg, Ind., June 5, 2009–A collision with

November 25, 2009 - 5:56am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air A100, Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan, Canada, Jan. 7, 2007–The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has recommended mandatory regular crew resource management (CRM) training for all operators in Canada as a result of the accident that destroyed the King Air after an aborted landing attempt.

November 25, 2009 - 5:54am

Bombardier Learjet 45, Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 4, 2008–The Mexican Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) has ruled that turbulence from a Boeing 767-300 caused the crash of the government Learjet 45 that was on approach to Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport.

November 25, 2009 - 5:30am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air A200, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 21, 2008–Following a partial landing gear malfunction, the turboprop twin–which was operated by the FAA–suffered substantial damage to its lower fuselage when
it made a gear-up landing at Salt Lake City International Airport.

November 25, 2009 - 4:58am

Dassault Falcon 20, Jamestown, N.Y., Dec. 21 2008–The aircraft was substantially damaged when it overran the runway while landing at Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport in icy conditions around 1 a.m. The operator, Ameristar Jet Charter, reported that a Notam issued by the airport for the accident runway was in effect reporting thin loose snow over patchy ice.

November 25, 2009 - 4:54am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B90, West Point, Va., Aug. 1, 2009–While engaged in skydiving operations, the King Air suffered substantial damage to its left horizontal stabilizer when it was struck by a skydiver. According to the pilot, a skydiving instructor’s reserve chute accidentally deployed while he was stationed at the cabin door, pulling him from the airplane.