Cessna’s Model 525 Citation CJ1+ received FAA type certification last month, bringing the aircraft one step closer to customer deliveries, which are expected to begin in the fourth quarter. The $4.1 million CJ1+ offers more performance, new Collins Pro Line 21 integrated avionics, enhanced cabin features and expanded standard equipment compared with the CJ1, which it supersedes.
Aviation International News » July 2005
The House appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and Housing has approved a Fiscal Year 2006 funding bill that includes $14.4 billion for the FAA, $877 million more than the agency’s funding for this fiscal year and $1.74 billion more than the Bush Administration requested.
The six-woman jury in a wrongful-death trial ruled last month that Bombardier’s Learjet subsidiary should not be held accountable for the death of professional golfer Payne Stewart, his agent and the four others who were killed on Oct. 25, 1999, in the crash of their chartered Learjet 35.
At a hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee last month, representatives of general aviation organizations spelled out the measures GA has taken to improve security since 9/11.
Viking Air of Victoria, British Columbia, has acquired certain assets of Bombardier’s Commercial Service Centre, thus becoming the exclusive parts manufacturer, distributor and provider of technical support for out-of-production de Havilland Canada (DHC) aircraft.
First the good news, or at least the news that most people in the international aerospace and defense industry can agree on. Last month’s 46th Paris Air Show was the most dynamic and commercially upbeat gathering of the global business since the June 2001 show, which had been staged in what now seem like halcyon days just before 9/11 and the still-unfolding torment of what has followed.
The restructuring program that Quebec-based CAE has adopted to improve its financial position will not affect SimuFlite, Andrew Arnovitz, director of investor relations for CAE, told AIN. He emphasized, “SimuFlite accounts for about 50 percent of our overall CAE training revenues. The restructuring will in no way affect our SimuFlite customers.”
With the growing popularity of e-mail, the FAA has developed the Safety Program Airmen Notification System (Spans).
The agency has been producing safety seminars, pamphlets, advisory circulars, videos and other safety-related items for years.
The theme of this year’s annual New Jersey Aviation Conference, held at Newark Liberty International Airport recently, was “Revitalizing New Jersey Aviation,” but state issues composed only half the conference’s agenda. General aviation is in the process of reinventing itself, and a procession of experts focused on the changes that are reshaping business and personal flying.
Cabin environment has been a major element of the completion process in the past couple of years, and it promises to become more so as concerns about air quality and drinking water grow.