FltPlan.com said it is developing an online safety management system (SMS) subscription service for smaller business aviation flight departments and operators. An online service was chosen because it ensures easy access by all from any location and helps with document control.
Aviation International News » November 2010
NBAA released its 2010 Business Aviation Fact Book, a comprehensive profile of the industry that provides real-world information and data about its value. According to the report, business aviation contributes some $150 billion to U.S. economic output and generates more than a million jobs.
Plane Finder AR (augmented reality) iPhone and Android apps from UK-based Pinkfroot display aircraft transmitting ADS-B Out signals. Touching the aircraft image brings up its ID, type, operator’s name, altitude, groundspeed, heading and more.
The FAA has concluded that two Boston Air Charter pilots were in violation of the FARs when they took off in their respective Cessna Citations from Norwood Memorial Airport (Mass.) on March 17, during which time the field was closed due to flooding. The pilots face a proposed 30-day suspension of their airman certificates.
Redhill Aerodrome, a grass strip close to London Gatwick Airport, is seeking permission to build a 3,671-foot concrete runway in a bid to attract very light jets. The privately owned airfield is about 24 miles south of the center of the UK capital. Public consultation on Redhill’s new master plan will end on October 31, after which the airfield’s owners will officially apply for permission to proceed with the development.
According to the DOT and FAA, the number of serious runway incursions at U.S. airports dropped by half from a year ago. In Fiscal Year 2009, there were 12 serious
Walter J. Gengarelly Jr. (Jan. 29, 1935 - Sept. 24, 2010)
It is always tough to lose one of your own, and all of us here at AIN are saddened with the passing of our good friend Walter Gengarelly, who died Sept. 24, 2010, after undergoing heart surgery a few weeks earlier.
Gulfstream has appointed two new production vice presidents. Greg Collett, previously director of new product development and manufacturing operations, has been promoted to v-p of initial phase operations, while Austin Shontz, most recently v-p of Savannah operations and final phase engineering, was named v-p of final phase operations.
The Asian business aviation sector is on the brink of hatching into an extremely lucrative market. According to companies active in the region, long-anticipated growth is finally beginning to materialize.
Whether it’s entirely the fault of the economic crisis we may never know, but we can be sure the anticipated very-light-jet (VLJ) revolution never happened and there is little sign it will happen any time soon.