Aviation International News » February 2010

January 26, 2010 - 5:14am

Eclipse Aerospace has grown to more than 60 employees since purchasing the assets of bankrupt Eclipse Aviation on September 4, and the new company is meeting its plan to supply parts and provide upgrades to Eclipse 500 VLJ owners.

January 26, 2010 - 5:14am

Robert Wiles, the 26-year-old son of National Flight Services (NSF) owner Tom Wiles, is believed to be dead and a former coworker has been arrested for his death, the FBI said in late December. Robert Wiles disappeared in April 2008, at which time he was believed to have been kidnapped and held for ransom. Stobert “Tobie” Holt Jr.

January 26, 2010 - 5:13am

Berlin Airports has selected ExecuJet Europe to be the official operator of the new general aviation terminal at Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport. The facility was handed

January 26, 2010 - 5:11am

In late December, the FAA granted type approval for Rolls-Royce’s BR725 turbofan, which powers the Gulfstream G650. The certification covers a thrust rating of 16,100 pounds and follows EASA certification in June. The G650 flight-test program has been under way since November 25, and Gulfstream expects the ultra-long-range wide-cabin business jet to enter service in 2012.

January 26, 2010 - 5:09am

NewJet International, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s distributor in Monaco and Italy, recently delivered the first Signature Red Series Learjet 60XR to an undisclosed customer. Bombardier launched the Signature Series in two versions–red and black–at the NBAA Convention in October. Each features a specially designed cabin layout with increased legroom, soft color schemes, dark wood veneers and a larger galley than the standard Learjet 60.

January 26, 2010 - 5:06am

More than 60 percent of business jet pilots do not use oxygen masks when required to by FAA regulations, according to a survey conducted by corporate pilot Chris Shaver for his master’s thesis at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

January 25, 2010 - 7:07am

Both product support and research and development have taken hits in the helicopter industry as cash flow and current sales shrink, while future orders are clouded by important changes and growing uncertainty in key customer sectors.