Alaska Airlines started using precision required navigation performance (RNP) approaches into Juneau, Alaska, in 1996, and RNP has been used extensively by other airlines since that time.
Aviation International News » November 2011
Despite the deluge of negative news about Europe’s mounting financial crisis, things are not as bad as they might seem, according to Fabio Gamba, the new chief executive of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).
In preparation for its 12th Air Navigation Conference (ANC) this month, ICAO has proposed that to ensure international compatibility and performance improvements, individual member states base their future air traffic management (ATM) systems on a phased program of common aviation system block upgrades, implemented over consecutive five-year periods.
The ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 is expected to receive FAA certification this year, as originally predicted in the timeline for the program when it was unveiled.
Bombardier Aerospace confirmed in late September that Luxair placed the firm order for four Q400s announced on August 16. The transaction also included options on another four of the big turboprops.
BR Aviation, Brazilian fuel provider Petrobras’s aviation fuels division, plans to increase its FBOs at Brazilian airports from the current 10 BR Aviation Centers to 22 by 2015.
Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras took delivery of Latin America’s first ATR 72-600 turboprop last month.
Naples Municipal Airport expects its main runway–5/23, closed since the end of July–to reopen later this month, just in time for the Thanksgiving rush, after a $3.6 million paving project (paid for entirely by the city of Naples airport authority), which saw the runway’s declared takeoff distance increased from 5,000 to 5,800 feet.
Mesa Air Group signed a deal in late September with Goodrich for landing-gear maintenance services on its fleet of Bombardier CRJ700s and CRJ900s. The multi-year agreement covers all scheduled repair and overhaul services, including the use of Goodrich-owned rotable landing-gear assets.
Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport has received a $4.2 million FAA grant to rebuild its main runway, 18/36. The total replacement project, which will clear the 5,224-foot runway down to substrate, is expected to begin before the end of the year and last for the next 12 to 18 months.