Aviation International News » July 2011

June 30, 2011 - 5:11am

The new Versa-Pure QC is “an important breakthrough,” claims Versa-Pure founder and president Richard Williams.

Not only does it meet all EPA standards, said Williams, but it also offers a 50-percent weight saving and as much as 60 percent less in labor costs for canister replacement.

June 30, 2011 - 4:45am

The optimism generated by the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (Ebace), coming as it did on the heels of six months of steady improvement in the business aviation industry, dimmed somewhat at the beginning of last month, as the unemployment rate in the U.S. rose, job creation slowed, auto sales declined, home prices and stock prices dipped and consumer confidence fell.

June 30, 2011 - 4:25am

Bombardier announced last month at the Paris Air Show that Swiss private aviation provider VistaJet has placed a firm order for 10 copies of the Global 8000 ultra-long-range business jet it is developing.

June 30, 2011 - 3:10am

The ongoing controversy about whether LightSquared’s proposed network of 40,000 powerful ground-based stations transmitting high-speed Internet across the nation would interfere with adjacent GPS frequencies became more intense last month.

June 29, 2011 - 9:30am

Within days of the Department of Transportation’s announcement that it was all but dismantling the Block Aircraft Registration Request Program (Barr), NBAA, AOPA and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) announced they would challenge the decision in court.

June 29, 2011 - 8:39am

Canadian independent completion and refurbishment specialist Flying Colours of Peterborough, Ontario, is anticipating a growth in business from outside the traditional North American market.

The company was at Ebace to promote its MRO, completion and refurbishment work, but in particular the outfitting of green Challenger 850 large-cabin aircraft under contract with manufacturer Bombardier as well as with end-users.

June 29, 2011 - 8:36am

Dassault’s new Falcon 2000S begins with the basic Falcon 2000 platform, but that’s pretty much where the resemblance ends, from high-Mach blended winglets to the next-generation Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C engines to the EASy II cockpit redesign. But for the passengers, it is the cabin that will catch the eye.

June 29, 2011 - 8:35am

Flexjet added two new benefits for its fractional jet owners: a 90-day satisfaction guarantee and an unlimited carry-forward hours program. The satisfaction guarantee allows owners to exit their contract for any reason within the initial three-month period, regardless of contract.

June 29, 2011 - 8:33am

Associated Air Center of Dallas, a Boeing Business Jet-approved center since 1998, delivered its 21st BBJ completion earlier this year. Associated’s organization designation authorization (ODA) was responsible for the supplemental type certificate.

June 29, 2011 - 8:30am

Brush and Clean, a Fort Lauderdale manufacturer of commercial carpet and upholstery dry cleaning systems, has announced Hybrid Pro, a carpet and hard-floor cleaner designed for aviation. It comes in two models, the Hybrid Pro 25 and 45, both designed around counter-rotating brushes to scrub and lift dirt, grime and cleaning compound “to instantly produce dry, clean surfaces.”