Aviation International News » December 2009

November 23, 2009 - 6:16am

As the result of the crash of an aeromedical Cessna Citation 550 into Lake Michigan in June 2007, the NTSB has recommended that the FAA require all Part 91K and Part 135 operators to incorporate upset recovery into their training syllabi.

November 23, 2009 - 6:14am

NetJets Europe is on track to become completely carbon neutral by October 2012, according to the fractional’s first environmental progress report, issued on November 9.

The Lisbon-based company, which has been busy adapting to reduced demand, has stepped up wide-ranging efforts to improve efficiency and counter its negative environmental effects, and the negative views many have of business jets.

November 23, 2009 - 6:09am

The third-quarter airplane shipment numbers released last month by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) starkly demonstrate the effect the economic downturn has had on the OEMs so far this year, following last year’s record deliveries.

November 23, 2009 - 6:07am

More than 65 aviation business leaders shared their concerns about critical issues with FAA, DOT and TSA leaders and political, policy and financial experts at the National Air Transportation Association Aviation Business Roundtable. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt assured attendees that the agency is working on the lack of standardization of regulatory interpretations.

November 23, 2009 - 6:05am

Due to recent upticks in fuel prices and increasing demand for its services, per-seat charter broker Greenjets raised seat prices by 10 percent, effective November 15.
In addition, the annual fixed trip prices for Greenjetcard members will increase for clients enrolling after that date

November 23, 2009 - 6:04am

Pratt & Whitney Canada received type certification from TransportCanada for its new PW535E engine for the Embraer Phenom 300. The Fadec-equipped PW535E has a maximum takeoff thrust of 3,360 pounds and features “new advanced proven technologies” in the turbine and compressor areas to produce increased thrust with lower fuel consumption, according to P&WC.

November 23, 2009 - 6:01am

FAA aerospace medical certification division manager Dr. Warren Silberman explained the FAA’s new DUI (driving under the influence or while intoxicated) policy in the latest Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin.

November 23, 2009 - 6:00am

Air Partner is expanding its 25-hour prepaid JetCard by adding two new aircraft categories–very light jet and super-midsize–within its European service area. The categories are also included in the company’s new 10-hour Winter JetCard, which is aimed primarily at the ski market. Air Partner deems a VLJ ideal for short flights from the UK to Dublin, Dusseldorf and Geneva, among others.

November 23, 2009 - 5:58am

JPMorgan’s latest business jet monthly report indicates that October was another month of modest improvement in aircraft demand and utilization. Further, pre-owned business jet inventories fell for the third straight month, “and the peak for this cycle now seems more firmly behind us, but they remain at very high absolute levels,” noted aerospace analyst Joseph Nadol III.

November 23, 2009 - 5:49am

Although Eclipse Aviation no longer exists, having been liquidated following a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing earlier this year, legal actions surrounding the company continue to multiply.