Aviation International News » July 2005

October 9, 2006 - 6:36am

Hayden Sheaffer, the pilot-in-command of the Cessna 150 that violated the Washington, D.C. ADIZ on May 11, will be allowed to reapply for his airman certificate in 10 months. The FAA reduced the original one-year penalty and Sheaffer, 69, agreed to drop his appeal to the NTSB.

October 9, 2006 - 6:34am

Part 135 operations are the subject of FAA Notice 8400.83 focusing on clarifying the responsibility for operational control during air-taxi operations and spelling out the limitations of using doing-business-as (DBA) names. The FAA’s director of flight standards sent the June 10 notice to all Part 135 principal operations inspectors, providing them new, more stringent guidance on issuing DBA name authorizations.

October 9, 2006 - 6:28am

Pratt & Whitney Canada plans to build a brand-new engine for Bom-bardier’s C Series line of single-aisle airliners. The Canadian companies con-firmed the powerplant selection at the Paris Air Show, ending a month of speculation about which, if any, engine builder would step forward after the CFM International and International Aero Engines (IAE) consortia rejected Bombardier’s appeals for a non-derivative design.

October 9, 2006 - 6:15am

“We cannot compete with na-tional treasuries,” Gulfstream Aerospace president Bryan Moss testified at a May House aviation subcommittee hearing on foreign govern-ment subsidies for their civil aircraft manufacturers. He urged lawmakers to include all aircraft–not just large commercial aircraft–in any efforts to eliminate such subsidies.

October 9, 2006 - 6:13am

Leaders of several general aviation groups have been named to help the FAA Joint Planning and Development Office create a next generation air transportation system (NGATS) for 2025. NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, AOPA president Phil Boyer, GAMA president Pete Bunce and Helicopter Association International president Roy Resavage will join other aviation officials on the NGATS Institute management council.

October 9, 2006 - 6:11am

Club Airways, the Geneva-based members-only airline, has resumed operations under new ownership and management; it had filed for bankruptcy in late April. The company has resumed service with Citation IIs, Vs and Bravos between Geneva and Paris with three weekly flights and plans to step up to two daily flights in late August. Club Airways wet-leases aircraft from charter operators.

October 9, 2006 - 6:08am

Club Airways, the Geneva-based members-only airline, has resumed operations under new ownership and management; it had filed for bankruptcy in late April. The company has resumed service with Citation IIs, Vs and Bravos between Geneva and Paris with three weekly flights and plans to step up to two daily flights in late August. Club Airways wet-leases aircraft from charter operators.

October 9, 2006 - 6:07am

Breaking from its single-airplane fleet of Piaggio Avanti twin turboprops, Fairfield, N.J.-based fractional provider Avantair has added two new Beechcraft Premier I light jets as core airplanes. Avantair CEO Steven Santo told AIN that the company added the jets because it has been unable to add Avantis fast enough as core airplanes.

October 9, 2006 - 6:02am

At press time, FAA certification of the Bell 210, a single-turbine medium helicopter derived from the military UH-1H Huey, was imminent. Bell Helicopter begins with a refurbished UH-1H fuselage and adds Bell 212 dynamic components and an FAA-certified Honeywell T53-517B turboshaft engine. The result is a zero-time, commercial off-the-shelf helicopter with a useful load of 5,000 pounds.

October 9, 2006 - 6:00am

On June 30, Perfect Jet Travel launched per-seat, twice-weekly scheduled charter service between Aspen, Colo., and Dallas and Aspen and Burbank/Los Angeles using business jets. Perfect Jet said all seats are sold on a one-way basis at $1,750 each. Dallas-based Bombardier JetSolutions or another vetted Part 135 charter provider operates the actual flights. Perfect Jet is headed by Dennis Keith, who is also president of Bombardier JetSolutions.

 
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