An Alerts Manager feature allows the user to send alerts automatically to any Blackberry, mobile phone or e-mail inbox in the world. It is triggered by user-selected specific events such as takeoff, diversion and landing.
Aviation International News » February 2006
The company announced release of the Flight Explorer 6.0 software upgrade at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference last month.
The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is investigating the Nov. 11, 2005, incident in which a Bahamas-registered Bombardier Challenger 604 lost its autopilot. According to a UK AAIB bulletin, VP-BJM was cruising at FL400 for 4.5 hours on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to Farnborough, England, when the crew received an “autopilot pitch trim” caution.
The last time used-jet offerings reachedthe current level, the number of aircraft on the market was on an ascent, whereas this time around the market continues a three-year trend toward lower ground, solidifying pricing as the trajectory dips further. It has been nearly five years since the pre-owned jet inventory held fewer than 1,600 aircraft for sale, and the reduction comes amid an ever-increasing fleet of aircraft.
Coos Aviation, a full-service FBO at the North Bend (Ore.) Airport, is undergoing a facility upgrade, scheduled for completion by this summer. Renovation plans include an improved pilots’ lounge, rest area, flight-planning room, increased maintenance services and additional hangar storage space. “Our goal is to extend our fine reputation that has been established since 1964,” said Dale Sause, owner of Coos Aviation.
The FAA has told city administrators of Pompano Beach, Fla., that the federal agency will not reconsider its position on city attempts to restrict general aviation operations at Pompano Beach Airpark. When the city attempted to limit or shut down flight training at the public airport, AOPA filed a formal complaint with the FAA. The agency ordered the city to stop its efforts to unfairly restrict GA use of the airport.
The co-owners of Eaglejet Aviation have acquired the assets of Executive Jet FBO at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT). The new owners, Jamie Pegg and Andy Rusch, said they will continue to offer fuel sales, de-icing and aircraft parking and storage. The business is now operating under the Eaglejet name. The business officially changed hands January 1.
Keeping light aircraft out of the elements is more challenging in some areas of the country than others. The cost and complexity of acquiring permits and building hangars of all sizes varies greatly. The AOPA’s Airport Support Network recently published online a step-by-step Aircraft Hangar Development Guide that can help bring a project through to completion.
Landmark Aviation has completed its acquisition of Skyport, the full-service FBO at the Westchester County Airport (HPN) in New York.
The latest addition to the SheltAir FBO chain is up and running at San Juan (Puerto Rico) Isla Grande Executive Airport (TJIG). Headed by general manager Jamai Hensel, the staff of SheltAir San Juan provides 24-hour service just minutes’ drive from the city’s hotels, casinos, cruise ports, arenas and beaches. Among the attractions are the city’s opera house, the fine-arts district, a brand-new convention center and Old San Juan section.