Aviation International News » November 2007

November 6, 2007 - 3:10am

Lockheed Martin delivered the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) equipment to the FAA on budget and ahead of schedule last month, meeting a major milestone in the agency’s Flight Plan for modernizing the National Airspace System (NAS).

November 6, 2007 - 3:06am

Eurocopter and Hermès, two companies with distinctly different disciplines, have launched an effort that will blend their respective skills and creative genius in l’Hélicoptère par Hermès. It is, according to Eurocopter, “a reappraisal of the helicopter’s potential as a form of personal transportation.” The EC 135, a light, multi-mission, twin-engine Eurocopter, was selected for the maiden effort.

November 6, 2007 - 3:05am

Zenda Leather, well known among automobile and furniture manufacturers for more than 100 years, is growing wings. The Montevideo, Uruguay company–the largest supplier of leather to Audi and second largest to BMW–made a surprise U.S. appearance in September at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta.

November 6, 2007 - 3:03am

Jormac Aerospace, a Yankee Pacific division, has developed an overhead bin/cabin liner for Boeing 727, 737 and 757 single-aisle aircraft as a solution to storage in the staff seating areas of executive versions of these aircraft. The bins are 28 percent larger than standard airliner bins and can accommodate wheel-first stowage of most carry-on bags.

November 6, 2007 - 3:02am

Yingling Aviation, which has found a ready market among Cessna Caravan owners for its Oasis interior, has unveiled a restyled Oasis, “with no increase in price.” Included in the new interior are standard features such as two-tone executive seats with perforated leather insets and more lumbar support, leather-upholstered crew seats, a dual-position divan certified for occupancy during takeoff and landing, forward and aft divan curtains, new sid

November 6, 2007 - 3:01am

Business aircraft cabin specialist Infusion Design has long preferred a low profile. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Kansas City-based firm is happily stepping out of the shadow of anonymity, most recently with designs for Spectrum’s Freedom S-40 and Adam Aircraft’s A700 mockups, as well as concept designs for Aerion’s supersonic business jet proposal.

November 6, 2007 - 2:59am

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has selected E-A-R Specialty Composites as its partner in developing the cabin thermal/ acoustic package for its new Lineage 1000 bizliner. According to Brian Joyal, business development manager for the Indianapolis-based company, the customized package will incorporate new materials and new technology.

November 6, 2007 - 2:58am

If the question is where to find a home in the sky, Greenpoint Technologies has an answer. The Kirkland, Wash.-based completion and refurbishment center recently unveiled its SkyHome 2010 concept design for an executive version of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

November 6, 2007 - 2:53am

King Aerospace has launched what it calls the “Ultra VVIP Customization Program,” which will expand the Ardmore, Okla. shop’s capabilities well beyond its traditional midsize and large business jet refurbishment market. King was formed 14 years ago by Jerry King-Echevarria, who had previous experience with bizliner cabin refurbishment and completion work at Associated Air Center.

November 5, 2007 - 11:34am

Bombardier Learjet 35, Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2007–At 3:13 a.m., the sole controller in the Washington Dulles International Airport tower instructed Learjet N66NJ to taxi into position and hold on Runway 19R, which was closed and unlit. The airplane was then cleared to take off on the 11,501-foot runway. The departure controller noticed the radar target and questioned the tower controller about the status of the runway.