Aviation International News » February 2009

January 29, 2009 - 3:49am

NBAA has cancelled the 2009 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The event was scheduled to take place in Hong Kong on February 11 and 12, and the association announced the cancellation on December 23 in response to the worsening economic situation.

January 29, 2009 - 3:47am

Pilots should “activate boots as soon as the airplane enters icing conditions,” according to a safety alert released in December by the NTSB. The alert (SA-014) is yet another attempt by the Board to persuade pilots that there is no such thing as ice bridging and that pilots should not wait for ice to build to one-quarter to one-half-inch thickness before inflating boots in icing conditions.

January 28, 2009 - 7:54am

NBAA has cancelled the 2009 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The event was scheduled to take place in Hong Kong on February 11 and 12, and the association announced the cancellation on December 23 in response to the worsening economic situation.

January 28, 2009 - 7:51am

Pilots should “activate boots as soon as the airplane enters icing conditions,” according to a safety alert released in December by the NTSB. The alert (SA-014) is yet another attempt by the Board to persuade pilots that there is no such thing as ice bridging and that pilots should not wait for ice to build to one-quarter to one-half-inch thickness before inflating boots in icing conditions.

January 28, 2009 - 7:46am

Microturbo’s new auxiliary power unit, dubbed the e-APU, made its first run on a test bench in Toulouse, France, late in December. According to the Safran subsidiary, initial tests have been successful. With an electric power output of 15 to 90 kWe, the e-APU is targeted at new business aircraft and helicopters. The test program will continue throughout this year, notably to demonstrate a start-up ceiling of 41,000 feet.

January 28, 2009 - 7:44am

Aviation jobs listing service JSFirm reported record postings for aviation professionals last year, with more than 4,000 company members, 60,000 individual résumé members and an average of more than five million Web site hits per month, according to account manager Tonya Salatino. Web site activity has already climbed 10 percent this year, she added.

January 28, 2009 - 7:43am

Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) will be awarding a $2,000 career scholarship at the Women in Aviation International (WAI) conference in Atlanta, February 26 to 28. In addition, Dassault Falcon Jet will award a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of WCA. The winners will be announced in Atlanta. WCA awards two career scholarships per year: $2,000 at the WIA conference and $2,000 at the NBAA conference.

January 28, 2009 - 7:42am

JetDirect Aviation will sell its wholly owned aircraft charter subsidiaries Sunset Aviation and Presidential Jets to their original ownership groups and has entered into agreements to sell its three FBOs as part of a strategic restructuring designed to focus on expanding its national aircraft management and charter operation. Industry veteran Jake Cartwright will continue as president of JetDirect Aviation, the company said.

January 28, 2009 - 7:39am

To adapt to current economic conditions, Dallas-based fractional provider Bombardier Flexjet last month unveiled two new jet-card products.

January 28, 2009 - 7:38am

A nearly four-month-old strike at Vought Aircraft’s plant in Nashville ended last month with the ratification of a new contract by members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers. The settlement means Vought will not move ahead with its threat to hire permanent replacement workers and move Citation Columbus wing production from Nashville to Grand Prairie, Texas.

 
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