Aviation International News » July 2011

June 29, 2011 - 6:10am

In a large building in Belfast near where thousands of hard-working laborers hammered thick steel plates to massive ribs and fittings using thumb-size rivets to build the Titanic, Bombardier Aerospace is carving its own advanced technology niche, building wings for new aircraft models almost entirely from composite materials.

June 29, 2011 - 6:05am

A new draft Advisory Circular from the FAA is prompting industry concerns with regard to the viability of some existing heliports and the ability to expand/improve them or build new ones, particularly in urban areas. Concerned stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet with the FAA to discuss the heliport design AC (No. 150/5390-2C) at a two-day meeting at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) headquarters Alexandria, Va.

June 29, 2011 - 5:55am

FinServe Aviation Insurance introduced an insurance program designed specifically for business aircraft owners and operators in Europe. According to the company, the program covers a broader range of risks associated with business aviation than a standard aircraft insurance policy.

June 29, 2011 - 5:15am

Santa Monica, Calif. city officials said last month that they would not contest a federal court’s ruling that the city could not ban Category C and D aircraft from Santa Monica Airport. This brings to an end a three-year battle over such operations at the airport. “The council’s announcement follows a January 21 ruling by the U.S.

June 29, 2011 - 5:14am

Flight Options launched a new membership program for its Embraer Phenom 300s that combines the advantages of fractional ownership with the flexibility of a jet card. The new Flight Options Jet Club Membership program, which offers members access to the Phenom 300 without the asset purchase or monthly management fees, has two levels: 75 or 150 hours of flight time in the Phenom 300, to be used anytime within the 36-month membership period.

June 29, 2011 - 4:10am

Honeywell’s corporate Gulfstream G450 made bizav history when it landed at Le Bourget in time for the Paris Air Show after the first transatlantic flight using biofuel, a trip that resulted in net equivalent savings for the seven-hour flight of roughly 5.5 metric tons of CO2.

June 29, 2011 - 3:58am

Goodrich, which completed its purchase of a majority of DeCrane Aerospace assets last year, has introduced its Platinum HD cabin management system.

The system, which featured two Blu-ray players in demonstrations at the Ebace show, offers 1080p resolution and comes with monitors ranging in size from 12 to 42 inches.

June 29, 2011 - 3:54am

Duncan Aviation has received Service Mark approval by the United States Patent and Trademark office for its iCabin, an integrated iPad application for wireless control of cabin systems in a Falcon 900 using an Aircell CTR Wi-Fi source and an interface unit to communicate instructions to Honeywell’s MH CMS.

June 29, 2011 - 3:50am

EMS Aviation of Moorestown, N.J., brought its Aspire satellite-based, in-flight connectivity systems to Ebace, including its new AirMail portable e-mail product and a touch-screen, color handset.

EMS began shipping its Aspire 200 in North America this spring and the first installation is in a Hawker 4000. Additional installations on a Citation Sovereign and several other aircraft are expected by the end of summer.

June 29, 2011 - 3:46am

Thrane & Thrane was demonstrating its new Aviator wireless handset at Ebace, offering at last a handset of a size to warrant the term “small.”