Former Gulfstream and NetJets Aviation executive Bill Boisture has resurfaced at Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group as a senior advisor to the aerospace and defense team.
Aviation International News » July 2006
An upbeat Rich Gage, president of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), told attendees at the annual general meeting at its Montreal convention last month that the association is in excellent financial shape, experiencing steady growth and investigating new opportunities to increase its strength and influence.
As many predicted, the House Appropriations Committee restored the nearly $1 billion that the Bush Administration stripped from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) in its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2007.
Dassault Aviation highlighted its renewed emphasis on product support at this year’s Falcon Jet Maintenance and Operations meeting.
Pilatus Business Aircraft, the Colorado-based subsidiary of the Swiss company, is launching a series of one-day regional conferences for owners and operators of the PC-12 turboprop single. The first conference is scheduled for August 17 in Manchester, N.H. To attend, contact Nicole MacMillan at (303) 410-2700.
The NTSB is investigating the June 12 fatal crash of King Air A90 N7043G. Pilot Steve Huisman, 41, was killed, and copilot Sean Launder, 25, was seriously injured in the accident. At press time the Safety Board had not published a preliminary report, but according to the preliminary FAA report, the turboprop twin crashed after the pilots reported a fuel problem and diverted to Tampa, Fla., on their way back to Sarasota.
In the war of words between the airlines and general aviation about who should pay how much for ATC services, Pogo CEO Robert Crandall argues that the general public should pick up more of the tab. In a presentation before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he said, “The big problem is that the Administration keeps reducing the amount contributed by the general fund.
Very light jet air-taxi hopeful Pogo will likely “not launch operations before 2009,” according to company CEO and former American Airlines boss Robert Crandall. Initially, Pogo was planning to get a VLJ operation off the ground this year with Adam A700s.
The NTSB recently posted on its Web site final reports on its investigations into two fatal business jet accidents. Challenger 600 N873G crashed during takeoff in icing conditions from Montrose, Colo., on Nov. 28, 2004, (www.ntsb.gov/publictn/2006/AAB0603.htm) and Learjet 24B N600XJ made a controlled flight into terrain near Helendale, Calif., on Dec.
Comments are due July 10 on an FAA request for comments on Part 135 duty, flight and rest time rules. The agency has received several requests for an interpretation of FAR 135.263(d) and 135.267(b), (d) and (e).