Cessna came out swinging against the Embraer challenge in late September and at the NBAA Convention last month, unveiling two additional Citations (with varying degrees of freshness) to confront two of the Brazilian manufacturer’s recent clean-sheet offerings.
Aviation International News » November 2011
The ERA assembly in Rome in September proved a high-profile event for Air Nostrum, as the Spanish airline won the ERA Airline of the Year gold award, and Carlos Bertomeu, the airline’s president and CEO, won reelection as vice president of the ERA board.
Signature Flight Support has signed an agreement with Frankfurt Airport authorities to open an FBO at Frankfurt Main International Airport. The new location, scheduled to open on December 11, will operate out of the airport’s general-aviation terminal and will offer the full range of the FBO chain’s products, including fuel coordination and concierge services.
When Bill Boisture walked through the doors at Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) in March 2009, he clearly understood the enormity of the challenge he’d accepted as leader of the newly privatized aircraft manufacturer.
The meeting of the key ERA industry affairs advisory group at the association’s assembly in Rome in September featured a long discussion on the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) and the growing unease with the plan as it draws nearer to implementation.
On several fronts Europe’s regional airlines face challenges to achieve parity with larger airlines–which operate larger aircraft and wield more clout–and the heavily subsidized rail sector.
At the ERA annual conference in September, SuperJet International CEO Carlo Logli reported a dispatch reliability rate of 96 to 97 percent recorded by SSJ100 launch customers Armavia and Aeroflot.
The specter of double-dip recession hasn’t dented an optimistic outlook at JetBrokers Europe as it marks the first anniversary of relocating to an office at the London-area Farnborough Airport.
Sikorsky is developing a next-generation main gearbox (MGB) with enhanced lubrication capabilities with built-in redundancy systems such as chip detectors and oil scavenge systems, according to Spencer Elani, Sikorsky’s S-92 program manager. “We are continuing to make a lot of improvements to the current gearbox, and to automate some of the features,” Elani said.
Helicopter operators and manufacturers are seeing offshore wind turbine maintenance as the next growth opportunity, as wind farms are developing quickly around Northern Europe countries.