Aviation International News » January 2005

November 6, 2006 - 4:03am

Seeing Susan Saint James on the Today show early last month remembering the life of her 14-year-old son, Teddy Ebersol–one of three people who died in the crash of a Challenger 601 at Montrose, Colo., on November 28–brought into stark focus the pain of business aviation’s recent dark spell.

November 3, 2006 - 10:53am

Seeing Susan Saint James on the Today show early last month remembering the life of her 14-year-old son, Teddy Ebersol–one of three people who died in the crash of a Challenger 601 at Montrose, Colo., on November 28–brought into stark focus the pain of business aviation’s recent dark spell.

November 3, 2006 - 10:19am

The $388 billion omnibus spending bill Congress passed late last year cut the FAA’s budget for Fiscal Year 2005 to $13.6 billion, $219 million less than in FY 2004. But lawmakers added $9.5 million more than the Bush Administration requested to train more air traffic controllers.

November 3, 2006 - 10:18am

At press time, London City Airport was expecting to have received a total of 7,000 business aviation movements last year–a level of traffic it had not been projected to reach until 2007. Business aircraft, which are handled through the Jet Centre FBO, now account for 10 percent of all traffic at London City.

November 3, 2006 - 10:17am

Ibis Aerospace has quashed speculation that Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC) is preparing to withdraw its investment in the company’s Ae270 Spirit business and utility turboprop.

November 3, 2006 - 9:26am

Thunder Aviation in Chesterfield, Mo., recently won a group RVSM STC for Falcon 10s equipped with the Collins AP-105 autopilot. Kit price, including installation, is $175,000. At press time, the company expected to receive group STCs for Falcon 10s and 20s equipped with the Honeywell SPZ500 autopilot. The company anticipates receiving a group RVSM STC for the dozen or so Falcon 20s equipped with the KFC 400 autopilot.

November 3, 2006 - 9:25am

Wichita-based LJSC has received group certification for RVSM on the Learjet 24 and 25. The $124,975 kit consists of two IS&S ADDUs, two Rosemount pitot-static probes, two pitot probe doublers, four Tactair shutoff valves, one standby altimeter, six annunciator switches, wiring harness, associated plumbing, data package and on-site support for initial installations.

November 3, 2006 - 9:24am

An infrared de-icing system is scheduled to be operational late this winter at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport. The system consists of a large tent-like structure under which an aircraft is taxied or towed and de-iced in minutes using the energy generated by hundreds of computer-controlled infrared heating elements. Systems are now in use at Newark International Airport, N.J., Buffalo Niagara International Airport, N.Y.

November 3, 2006 - 9:10am

The Defense Department will remove its flight information publications, digital aeronautical flight information file and related aeronautical charts and publications from public sale effective October 1 this year.

November 3, 2006 - 9:00am

Everyone in the industry knows that new and used business aircraft sales, prices and inventories generally follow the overall economy. But do the different classes of aircraft react differently to changes in the economy?

 
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