Aviation International News » May 2002

May 16, 2008 - 9:27am

AFRICA

Ed Boyo, director at Landover Aviation of Lagos, Nigeria, said, “The air transportation industry in Africa was dealt a huge setback after September, with a loss of consumer confidence and the bankruptcy of some airlines. This has meant an increased interest in business aviation.”

May 16, 2008 - 8:19am

The emotional roller coaster created by September 11 has forced many companies to completely rethink their international travel options. These new travel strategies have translated into a significant increase in business aviation flying hours outside the U.S.

May 16, 2008 - 7:02am

“I hate calling problems on airplanes ‘squawks,’” Jim Schuster, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Aircraft Co., said last month. “Squawk–it just sounds bad. But even more I hate how we’ve been taking it for granted that the customer is going to find squawks when he takes delivery of his airplane. To me that’s just an indication of poor quality.”

May 16, 2008 - 6:59am

In an interim report issued in late March, the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry urged President Bush and Congress to form a “high level” working group to deal with the long-term ATC needs of the country. At the same time, the group also wants funding to be maintained in fiscal years 2003 and 2004 for FAA and NASA projects to improve the ATC system.

May 16, 2008 - 6:56am

Next month London City Airport (LCY) will officially open its purpose-built Jet Centre for business aircraft. One month later it expects to take delivery of a new Falcon 900EX that the airport management will operate in the executive charter market, as well as for the airport’s private owner, Irish entrepreneur Dermot Desmond.

May 16, 2008 - 6:51am

Frontier Airlines grounded one of its captains and first officers after they inadvertently flew their Boeing 737 into prohibited airspace above the White House seconds after taking off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) last month.

May 16, 2008 - 6:39am

To those outside Boeing, you are, and probably will be for a long time, associated most closely with the Boeing Business Jet. How did that happen?

May 16, 2008 - 6:23am

Several speakers at the FAA’s 10th annual general aviation forecast conference, held in Wichita April 15 and 16, disputed the agency’s numerical prophecies. Helicopter Association International president Roy Resavage asserted the FAA was underestimating the number of in-service civil helicopters by 50 percent, skewing that part of the forecast.

May 16, 2008 - 5:46am

News from Raytheon Aircraft Co. (RAC) for the last several years has been mostly bad. For the three years before Jim Schuster’s appointment as chairman and CEO of RAC last May, the Wichita-based airplane manufacturer posted ever-increasing expenses, with operating cash flow consuming nearly $1 billion over that time. So it is no wonder that the first thing Schuster did when he took over was to examine the OEM’s financials.

May 16, 2008 - 5:42am

Would a broader aeronautical definition of “night” have helped to prevent the fatal crash of a Gulfstream III last year? The NTSB has not yet released its final report, but it’s clear from the following recommendation that the Safety Board believes a “black-hole effect” may have been a factor in the accident.

 
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