American Utilicraft (AWC) last month said that WSI Hong Kong had signed a letter of intent in November last year “to facilitate on-going discussions and negotiations for positions on 300 FF-1080 Freight Feeder Aircraft, including exclusive rights for sales and support in the Far East Markets.” According to John Dupont, president and CEO of AUC, this indicates the company’s efforts to launch “back into the market” post-9/11, and is a statement
Aviation International News » February 2004
When DeCrane Aircraft Holdings bought PATS in 1999, the newly acquired company’s primary focus was on the installation of auxiliary fuel tanks, and in particular an exclusive contract to provide auxiliary tank systems for the Boeing Business Jet. At the time, DeCrane CEO Jack DeCrane noted that the Georgetown, Del.-based company had “significant growth prospects.”
Piper Aircraft has announced 20th-anniversary models of its Malibu Mirage piston single and Malibu Meridian turboprop-single. Besides a commemorative logo and paint scheme, the milestone also includes some special pricing packages. The original piston-powered Malibu first hit the market in 1984 as Piper’s first pressurized, cabin-class single.
The Flight Safety Foundation Corporate Aviation Committee held a workshop in October about instituting a pilot-friendly drug- and alcohol-abatement program in corporate flight departments. According to Dr.
Still eagerly awaiting signs of lasting recovery from its three-year slump, the world’s aerospace industry will be looking to Singapore’s biennial airshow to deliver more of the sort of upbeat activity levels reported at the Dubai show staged in December. Asian Aerospace 2004 (February 24 to 29) will be viewed as a particularly important indicator of the health of the air-transport industry in the Asia/Pacific region.
In the world of aircraft maintenance software, to say there are options would be an understatement. The gamut ranges from digitally photographing your aircraft logbooks and storing the images for safe keeping to very high end, comprehensive maintenance planning, prediction and record-keeping systems.
OneSky Network of Manchester, N.H., has launched its new charter “mission matching” business to “organize the nation’s best charter operators through a single, Internet-based integrated aircraft information management system.
London-based business aviation caterer Castle Kitchens revealed at the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference last month that it has eliminated its 24-hour service. The new hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and administrative office hours have changed to 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
AirCare Solutions Group of Olympia, Wash., announced last month at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference it will begin offering a new flight attendant service training module with its regularly scheduled Facts crewmember training classes.
The subjects of security and international operations continue to dominate the annual NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, and both seminar sessions on those topics played to packed rooms at the 15th annual conference last month in Savannah, Ga.