Watch for Bombardier to announce a new light business jet, possibly as soon as the Farnborough Air Show this month. The new aircraft, designated the Learjet 40, is aimed at gaining share of the light business jet market. The company’s current light jet, the Learjet 31A, has been losing market share to the Citation CJ series and the Raytheon Premier I.
Aviation International News » July 2002
The NTSB’s recently released factual report of the crash last year of a privately owned Aero Vodochody L-39 former military jet trainer that killed a Wall Street Journal reporter riding as a passenger and pilot Michael Chowdry, founder and CEO of cargo carrier Atlas Air, draws attention to the pilot’s skill, experience and attitude, as well as possible severe and sudden changes in the airplane’s handling characteristics when it lost the aft c
Montreal-based Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group has moved its authorized Citation service center from a shared maintenance hangar in Montreal to a new dedicated facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Raytheon Aircraft is introducing a new aircraft service plan that the company “promises will eliminate aircraft operators’ maintenance hassles.” Called Support Plus (Support +), the plan provides owners of Raytheon aircraft with selectable options covering all maintenance issues.
AIN has learned that Signature Flight Support and Mercury Air Centers have signed a letter of intent for Signature to buy Mercury’s base at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., outside Boston for $15.5 million in cash
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has effectively delayed by at least 60 days compliance with its security requirements for air-taxi aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 lb or more. The TSA said it would release a standard security program (SSP) shortly after June 24, the effective date of the new rule, with a provision for a 30-day comment period.
Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) manufacturers Goodrich, Sandel and Universal are being sued by Honeywell for alleged patent infringement. In the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Honeywell is asking that the defendants be enjoined from selling their TAWS and that the company be awarded damages. No court hearing had been scheduled.
General aviation remains on the outside looking in at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) as federal government security agencies continue to stonewall even limited access to the popular facility by “qualified” GA operators.
Supporters of federal government reparations for general aviation small businesses have vowed to continue their fight to compensate those companies victimized by the events of last September.
“Parting is such sweet sorrow” may have befitted the relationship between Romeo and Juliet, but for UAL Corp. and Gulfstream Aerospace, the parting is far from sweet.