Aviation International News » July 2011

June 30, 2011 - 6:10am

JetNet’s results from its quarterly iQ Global Business Aviation Survey, which garnered responses from 506 business aircraft owners and operators in 57 countries, indicate that about 40 percent plan to buy a new or pre-owned business jet or turboprop over the next 12 months. “The industry appears to be on the verge of a significant rebound in net orders,” it noted.

June 30, 2011 - 5:35am

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), a Toulouse-based specialist in ACJ business jet cabin completion, claims to be the first to offer its customers the highest image quality with a full high-definition (HD) system based on the latest high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) standard.

June 30, 2011 - 5:28am

Independent completion and refurbishment specialist Lufthansa Technik will be providing cabin outfitting on a new Boeing Business Jet destined for corporate service with the new Beijing Airlines, a subsidiary of Air China.

June 30, 2011 - 5:25am

Lufthansa Technik’s VIP and Executive Jet Solutions Division is now offering what it claims is a new standard in sleep comfort in the form of its Flexidreamer mattress for executive aircraft. The claim is based on Lufthansa Technik proprietary and patented development and “not only sets new standards in comfort but also satisfies all aviation authority requirements.”

June 30, 2011 - 5:23am

BAE Systems and design consultancy Design Q have unveiled their latest interior concept for the Avro Business Jet, the ABJ Elegante.

Designed with “space and grandeur,” the Elegante is the fourth of five interiors commissioned by BAE from Worcestershire-based Design Q for different executive aircraft market segments.

June 30, 2011 - 5:20am

After signing a contract to complete a Boeing 747-8, Basel, Switzerland-based MRO and completion and refurbishment center Amac Aerospace has also inked a deal to build an 88,000-sq-ft hangar capable of handling larger airplanes.

June 30, 2011 - 5:20am

When Robert Barnes, president of the International Association of Flight Training Providers, read the initial BEA report on the crash of Air France Flight 447 the story reminded him of the aft-stick stalls he once practiced as an Air Force flight instructor.

June 30, 2011 - 5:17am

In March, CTT Systems of Nykoping, Sweden, received an order for its CTT Cair cabin humidification system to be installed in a Boeing 777 executive aircraft for an unidentified client.

June 30, 2011 - 5:15am

When the French BEA released a partial cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcript of the Air France Flight 447 accident in late May, pundits wasted no time unleashing pointed analysis implicating the A330’s crew. The Airbus crashed into the South Atlantic, killing all 228 people aboard. Indeed, the edited details of the BEA seemed to offer few other possibilities.

June 30, 2011 - 5:14am

Aeroloft, a private rest area above the main deck of the new executive Boeing 747-8, recently passed structural strength and durability testing, according to designer Greenpoint Technologies.