Aviation International News » January 2003

January 8, 2008 - 10:51am

Noise is everywhere–annoying, tiring and sometimes painful. Since the early days of aviation, when a roaring, clattering engine sat on a wooden frame close to the pilot, and the wind whistled through the wire bracing like a banshee chorus, engineers have sought to make the process of manned flight less noisy. And they have succeeded, to a degree.

January 8, 2008 - 10:37am

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has drawn up a list of security recommendations in a bid to ensure uniform standards at the continent’s FBOs. The recommendations are expected to be included in the association’s new code of practice for business aircraft ground handling when it is published later this year.

January 8, 2008 - 10:26am

Although general aviation access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) continues to be an elusive and possibly unattainable goal, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) put its GA airport-watch hotline into effect at the beginning of last month and announced that it will test a security program for GA operators at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport (TEB) within the next few weeks.

January 8, 2008 - 10:21am

The U.S. civil aviation and space programs have developed what Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO John Douglass calls “a creeping crisis,” where “almost every day some kind of relatively bad news has come in, despite what I consider to be an aggressive effort by our government to fix the security problems.”

January 8, 2008 - 7:51am

NBAA president Jack Olcott will step down at the end of this year when his employment contract expires, prompting the board of directors to begin searching for a successor who would take off-ice on Jan. 1, 2004. After leading NBAA for more than 11 years, 66-year-old Olcott will join former NBAA president John Winant as a president emeritus.

January 8, 2008 - 7:31am

It has been a turbulent year for the aviation industry: a stalled economy, company failures and bankruptcies, layoffs and furloughs, management changes, product-line overhauls, security regulations and new aircraft launches. What follows below are the people who shaped 2002, as chosen by AIN’s editors.

January 8, 2008 - 6:48am

It was late on an autumn night as I swung the car into the rough lane that leads to our house. A few feet beyond the mailbox post, the headlights caught something in the grass. At first it could have been a rabbit standing tall, but closer inspection revealed it to be a magnificent bird, most likely a Peregrine falcon but possibly a gyrfalcon, and it had chosen our lane as a resting place on its migratory route.

January 8, 2008 - 6:42am

Honeywell’s AS907 engine completed certification by Europe’s Joint Aviation Authorities on December 3. The first production turbofans were to be delivered to Bombardier by year-end for installation on its new Challenger 300 (formerly the Continental), which is set to enter service early this year.

January 8, 2008 - 6:36am

Fractional Insider, a six-month-old Dallas company formed to provide assessments and recommend- ations for fractional aircraft owners and potential owners, claims its new share-exchange program can save buyers and sellers hundreds of thousands of dollars in brokerage, remarketing and penalty fees.

January 8, 2008 - 6:27am

ARG/US, the Cincinnati-based aviation services company, has introduced TripCheq, a charter evaluation and qualification system.

 
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