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.
Aviation International News » January 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hawker 4000 set for major upgrade progra
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.
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.
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).
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.