Aviation International News » January 2011

December 29, 2010 - 8:46am

Hawker Beechcraft A100, Moab, Utah, Aug. 22, 2008–The Board was unable to determine what caused the turboprop twin to crash soon after takeoff on a Part 91 flight, killing the pilot and all nine passengers on board. The King Air went down in hilly terrain approximately one mile from Canyonlands Field Airport and less than 100 feet above the elevation of the takeoff runway.

December 29, 2010 - 8:44am

Sikorsky S-76C++, Morgan City, La., Jan. 4, 2009–While on a Part 135 VFR flight from PHI’s Lake Palourde Heliport to an offshore oil platform, the helicopter crashed into a marsh approximately seven minutes after takeoff, killing the two pilots and six of the seven passengers on board.

December 29, 2010 - 8:42am

Universal Weather & Aviation has introduced the second release of its Universal Mobile application. This allows UVAir cardholders to access their online fuel management accounts through any Web-enabled mobile device, including iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android.

December 29, 2010 - 8:40am

With most OEMs reporting that first-time new jet buyers account for between one-fifth and more than one-third of their current sales, private aviation services provider Jet Aviation has announced a new product aimed at smoothing the entry of such users into aircraft operation. The JetStart program helps buyers navigate the maze of administrative, maintenance and flight operation tasks required before the aircraft can enter service.

December 29, 2010 - 8:38am

Alsalam Aircraft delivered a Lockheed L-100 Hercu­les in VIP configuration (photo, above) to an undisclosed customer at last month’s Meba show in Dubai. The aircraft features an interior designed by the Saudi Arabian company.

December 29, 2010 - 8:36am

Hawker 4000 set for major upgrade progra

December 29, 2010 - 8:33am

General Dynamics’ aerospace group is on track to post a modest growth in revenue over last year, ­according to company CEO and chairman Jay Johnson.

December 29, 2010 - 8:32am

Jeppesen introduced an en route application that ­features worldwide, real-time weather service as a new component of its FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag ­solution. Targeted at Part 121 and 135 operators, the new Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro en route service overlays graphical and textual weather display on the route of flight.

December 29, 2010 - 8:31am

Sales transactions of pre-owned business jets and ­turboprops, as well as turbine helicopters, posted healthy increases from a year ago, according to data released by business aviation information firm JetNet. From January through October 31, business jet sales transactions climbed by 16 percent, followed by turbine helicopters (up 15.2 percent) and turboprops (up 4.5 percent).

December 29, 2010 - 8:29am

Nextant Aerospace said last month that it ­completed R&D flight testing for the 400XT, a remanufactured Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP with Williams FJ44-3AP engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics. The flight-test aircraft is undergoing final configuration changes and FAA conformity at Nextant’s Cleveland facilities in preparation for the start of FAA certification flight tests.