Aviation International News » January 2009

December 31, 2008 - 7:04am

When the 111th Congress convenes this month, all the bills introduced in the 110th Congress that did not make it into law will find themselves in the Congressional dumpster. There had been 7,318 bills introduced in the House and 3,724 in the Senate, and a generous estimate is that only about 4 percent were enacted. That number includes naming of post offices, moratoriums on various tariffs and so on.

December 31, 2008 - 7:02am

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is launching an outreach campaign aimed at the incoming Obama Administration and the new 111th Congress to underscore the value of the aerospace and defense industry to the U.S.’s economic health.

December 31, 2008 - 7:01am

Federal and local officials broke ground early last month for a new Air Traffic Control System Command Center colocated with the FAA’s Potomac Tracon southwest of Dulles International Airport (IAD).

December 31, 2008 - 6:59am

Janet Napolitano, the two-term Democrat governor of Arizona who has been nominated to become the third Secretary of Homeland Security, heads to Washington with mixed reviews, according to in-state news articles.

December 31, 2008 - 6:54am

Genesis Custom Jetliners, an executive completion and refurbishment broker/agent, has been selected to redesign and upgrade “a number” of Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) for Abu Dhabi-based charter operator Royal Jet.

December 31, 2008 - 6:53am

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has completed the first Avro RJ70 executive aircraft with the Design Q interior. The conversion from a regional airline configuration was done by Inflite Engineering at London Stansted Airport. The airplane has been delivered to Bulgarian national carrier Bulgaria Air, which will operate it on behalf of TIM group, the airline’s Varna-based parent.

December 31, 2008 - 6:50am

Despite sagging economies worldwide, the demand for CRJ200 conversions to executive configuration appears to be gaining momentum. One of the latest CRJ200 sales was by Project Phoenix to Egyptian actor and martial arts professional Yousef Mansour for a 12-passenger version.

December 31, 2008 - 6:50am

Ocean Sky, a UK-based executive charter operator rapidly expanding its services,
has acquired Dean Aircraft Interiors. Dean Aircraft was described by Ocean Sky CEO Kurosh Tehranchian as a “perfect fit” with the company’s existing maintenance and overhaul capabilities.

December 31, 2008 - 6:47am

Project Phoenix, launched in 2007 to broker the acquisition and sale of CRJ200 regional jets in an executive configuration, recently announced an agreement with remote medical assistance specialist MedAire to provide a complimentary MedAire package. It will include a one-year subscription that connects passengers and crew to doctors at MedAire’s 24/7 MedLink Global Response center in Phoenix.

December 31, 2008 - 6:47am

Jet Aviation Basel has completed its 35,520-sq-ft hangar 1A extension, an addition that will better accommodate its cabin completion work on green Falcons.
The $5 million facility, which opened officially in November, will simultaneously accommodate as many as 11 Falcons.