Aviation International News » March 2008

February 26, 2008 - 5:54am

Well before the conclusion of its extensive investigation of AMI Jet Charter and emergency revocation of AMI’s charter certificate last year, the FAA investigated Chesterfield, Mo. charter operator American Air Network (AAN) and revoked its charter certificate without allowing the company to respond to the agency’s allegations.

February 26, 2008 - 5:50am

Universal Weather & Aviation’s deal to enter into a partnership with Australia’s Macquarie Group is off, according to both companies. On November 21, Universal chairman and owner Greg Evans signed an agreement to partner with a Macquarie Capital Alliance Group and Macquarie Global Opportunities Partners consortium.

February 26, 2008 - 5:50am

Universal Weather & Aviation’s deal to enter into a partnership with Australia’s Macquarie Group is off, according to both companies. On November 21, Universal chairman and owner Greg Evans signed an agreement to partner with a Macquarie Capital Alliance Group and Macquarie Global Opportunities Partners consortium.

February 26, 2008 - 5:46am

General aviation manufacturers enjoyed another record-breaking year last year, with billings totaling $21.9 billion, up 16.5 percent from the previous year, and worldwide shipments reaching 4,272 airplanes, up 5.4 percent. For the first time ever, shipments of jets exceeded the 1,000-per-year milestone, climbing to 1,138 last year.

February 26, 2008 - 5:46am

General aviation manufacturers enjoyed another record-breaking year last year, with billings totaling $21.9 billion, up 16.5 percent from the previous year, and worldwide shipments reaching 4,272 airplanes, up 5.4 percent. For the first time ever, shipments of jets exceeded the 1,000-per-year milestone, climbing to 1,138 last year.

February 26, 2008 - 5:43am

Aviation industry experts believe that the FAA’s next operational control focus will be on Part 91 operators, specifically management companies that manage Part 91 aircraft for owners. However, the FAA didn’t respond to AIN’s queries about whether the agency is focusing on Part 91 operational control or if it is interested in writing new regulations covering aircraft management companies.

February 26, 2008 - 5:43am

Aviation industry experts believe that the FAA’s next operational control focus will be on Part 91 operators, specifically management companies that manage Part 91 aircraft for owners. However, the FAA didn’t respond to AIN’s queries about whether the agency is focusing on Part 91 operational control or if it is interested in writing new regulations covering aircraft management companies.

February 26, 2008 - 5:39am

Though still without a launch program for its new 9,500- to 12,000-pound-thrust engine, Snecma has reported good progress in development work for its new Silvercrest powerplant series for large business jets and small regional airliners. As of
the end of January, the French manufacturer had completed 35 hours of combustion testing since starting work on this phase of the $100 million development on Nov. 30, 2007.

February 26, 2008 - 5:39am

Though still without a launch program for its new 9,500- to 12,000-pound-thrust engine, Snecma has reported good progress in development work for its new Silvercrest powerplant series for large business jets and small regional airliners. As of
the end of January, the French manufacturer had completed 35 hours of combustion testing since starting work on this phase of the $100 million development on Nov. 30, 2007.

February 26, 2008 - 5:36am

At a time when business jet deliveries are setting record highs (see page 3), Adam Aircraft, an Englewood, Colo. piston twin and very light jet developer, has ceased operations. Adam Aircraft is the second of the modern crop of very light jet manufacturers to shut down (Aviation Technology Group was the first), hobbled by a lack of funding at a critical time in development of the all-composite A700 twinjet.

 
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