Aviation International News » July 2005

October 9, 2006 - 12:45pm

Southampton, England-based business jet operator Club 328 has had to revise its plans in the past few months, particularly since its only source of Dornier 328Jets entered interim bankruptcy administration in March.

October 9, 2006 - 12:32pm

After some six years of development, Stage III Technologies is ready to start installing its FAR Part 36 Stage 3 combined hush kit/thrust reverser for the Gulfstream II, IIB and III. The La Jolla, Calif.-based company received FAA certification of the hush kit in November and an STC for the complete hush kit/reverser system in mid-May.

October 9, 2006 - 12:05pm

At one time or another most pilots have thought about how neat it would be to chop the throttles at FL300 or above and not touch them again until the airplane was on final. At one time that seemed impossible, but not anymore. UPS and Qantas have flown more than 200 such procedures successfully.

October 9, 2006 - 11:51am

While the major airports of Cannes and Nice on the Côte d’Azur, the French Riviera, are stepping up business aviation activity, the smaller gateways of Toulon and Le Castellet are challenging the big boys in the competition to attract business aviation access to France’s wealthy Mediterranean coast.

October 9, 2006 - 11:27am

On May 13 Quest Aircraft of Sandpoint, Idaho, made the first public showing of its new Kodiak utility turboprop single, at the Alaska State Aviation trade show in Anchorage. The event marked a significant milestone for the company and the airplane, which first flew on October 16 last year.

October 9, 2006 - 11:22am

Contract fuel arrangements are a hot topic in the FBO industry and a widening avenue for cutting costs for aircraft operators. AIN asked readers for their opinions about whether contract fuel brokers were worth the investment in time and energy. The question was, “What steps must you take to use your contract fuel program, how much time does this require and how much money do you figure you save?”

October 9, 2006 - 11:17am

According to BP, rapid growth in demand for all forms of energy dominated world energy markets last year, leading to rising prices. While growth in demand from China in particular was exceptional, BP said the strength of demand growth was a global phenomenon, increasing above the 10-year trend in every region of the world.

October 9, 2006 - 11:14am

What goes up must come down, unless of course you’re talking about the price of crude oil. Last month, oil topped $55 a barrel after an April report from Goldman Sachs warned of a possible “super spike” period during which the price of oil could surge to as much as $105 a barrel.

October 9, 2006 - 10:43am

It appears that the informational picketing by NetJets pilots, who are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, is having the desired effect of putting pressure on company management to hammer out a new contract with the pilot workforce. On May 27 the pilots conducted simultaneous informational picketing sessions at Teterboro Airport, N.J., and West Palm Beach Airport, Fla.

October 9, 2006 - 10:38am

Although pilots often overlook evaluating the quality of the fuel they pump into their aircraft, fuel quality warrants a close look.

There is an instance of pilots finding milk in their fuel tanks. No one ever determined how the milk found its way into the aircraft.

 
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