Aviation International News » May 2011

April 30, 2011 - 5:30am

Embraer and Minsheng Financial Leasing, a subsidiary of China Minsheng Banking, signed a “strategic cooperation” agreement. The agreement will create financing opportunities for selling Embraer executive jets to China and the international market, and allow the two firms to promote executive aviation in China.

April 30, 2011 - 4:40am

Identifying traditionally covert symptoms of fatigue has always been difficult. But Boeing and Jeppesen have developed an iPhone app–CrewAlert–designed to function as a human fatigue early-warning system of sorts before fatigue-induced inattention causes an accident.

April 30, 2011 - 4:30am

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Flight Tracking Command Center opened in Lagos in mid-April, coincidentally shortly after the IOC presentation touting African airspace modernization. At the request of the NCAA, Calgary, Canada-based AeroMechanical Services developed a satellite-based tracking system for Nigerian airline operations using a proprietary on-aircraft data streaming box.

April 30, 2011 - 4:25am

Despite an “especially strong” fiscal fourth quarter,Bombardier Aerospace delivered 143 business jets during its fiscal year that ended January 31, versus 176 a year ago. Shipments are “essentially in line with the previously announced guidance to deliver approximately 15 percent fewer business aircraft,” according to the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.

April 30, 2011 - 4:20am

Imagine the fun if every pilot’s understanding of where London Stansted Airport actually sits on the earth’s surface were a little different. Some might think it was in London proper, others in Essex, and a few more might be willing just to take their chances. When a passenger asked to be flown there, no one could really guarantee everyone would end up in the same place.

April 30, 2011 - 4:10am

On the surface at least, NBAA’s International Operators Conference (IOC) is always about technique: customs tips to import an aircraft for the most international flexibility, where a satcom system should fit into an aircraft’s equipment list or a remodeling update on that FBO in Tanzania.

April 30, 2011 - 4:10am

Winner Aviation, the sole aviation services provider at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport (YNG) in Vienna, Ohio, was purchased by its former manager, Rick Hale. The FBO offers aircraft charter and management and avionics repair and provides airframe and engine MRO capabilities to the turboprop and small to medium jet segment.

April 30, 2011 - 3:40am

Brazil’s Embraer notched another 10-aircraft order from China’s CDB Leasing for E190s last month, during a state visit by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to the People’s Republic. CDB also signed a letter of intent to buy a third tranche of 10 E190s, bringing to 30 the total number of the 100-seat jets on order by the Chinese leasing company.

April 29, 2011 - 1:00pm

The Russian government intends to combine Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports into a single state-owned entity to renovate them and eventually sell them to private operators, according to plans laid out by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The Russian government owns 100 percent of Sheremetyevo and 75 percent of Vnukovo, with the remaining quarter (worth approximately $1.5 billion, according to reports) owned by the city of Moscow.

 
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