TrueNorth Avionics emerged from 2010 with sales double those of 2009 and expectations of continued growth this year.
Aviation International News » March 2011
Cobham Aviation Services Australia is buying a pair of BAE 146s that it currently leases from the asset management division of BAE Systems. The company has a fleet of 17 BAE 146s and Avro RJs that it uses to provide corporate shuttles for several mining companies and for carry freight at night.
The Transportation Security Administration has transferred authority over the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) from its security operations office to its general aviation division under the leadership of GA manager Brian Delauter.
Although the FAA and JetBlue signed a $4.2 million “NextGen agreement” whereby the agency will fund installation of ADS-B avionics in up to 35 of the airlineπs Airbus A320s, it doesn’t appear that new legislation moving through Congress will contain funds for NextGen avionics equipage for other stakeholders.
Despite the increases in business aircraft flight hours over the past year, positive economic indicators from the business community and a strong fourth-quarter showing from aircraft manufacturers, 2010 lived up to its description as a trough year for the general aviation industry, as worldwide shipments of turbine-powered aircraft reached their lowest levels since 2005, according to year-end statistics released on February 22 by the General
China’s new ARJ21-700 regional jet appears on track to meet a revised timeline to achieve certification and first deliveries by year-end, according to the latest reports from its manufacturer. If the state-controlled airframer achieves that goal, it will happen barely a year after the 90-seater made its public debut at last November’s Airshow China in Zhuhai.
• Require manufacturers to modify restraint systems vulnerable to being used incorrectly in newly built GA airplanes and to modify restraints in existing airplanes.
• Revise the guidance and certification standards for restraint systems to reduce the likelihood of misuse.
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