Aviation International News » November 2011

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Heliflite is now offering airport transfer flights to or from any of New York’s three heliports or from the five area airports: Teterboro, White Plains, La Guardia, Newark and JFK. The charter operator flies S-76s and Bell 430s.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Faced with a continuing trend of ground-handling incidents during transient aircraft operations, Gulfstream and FlightSafety International have jointly created a new program to instruct FBOs on the best practices developed by the Savannah-based airframer to minimize the potential for accidental harm to aircraft. “Incorrect ground-handling procedures continue to cause significant aircraft damage and schedule delays, wh

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Bombardier Aerospace announced on October 24 that Global 7000 and 8000 aft fuselages will be built at its site in Queretaro, Mexico. The Mexican site already produces the aft fuselage of the Global 5000 and 6000, as well as the Learjet 85’s major composite structures.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

The FAA is determining the feasibility of a new route for helicopters transiting between Manhattan and the Hamptons designed to provide an alternative for the current North Shore Route.However, some operators have expressed concerns that such a new routing would force traffic more than eight miles offshore at certain points to maintain airspace clearance with JFK.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Bahamian FBO operator Odyssey Aviation plans to open its new permanent facility at Exuma International Airport (MYEF) this month. The company–which also runs an FBO at Nassau International Airport–has operated out of a rented office at MYEF since 2009.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Embraer secured a pair of firm orders over just about a week spanning late September and early last month that added another 11 E-Jets to its sales backlog.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

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.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

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.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Runway at Naples Municipal

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.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras took delivery of Latin America’s first ATR 72-600 turboprop last month.

 
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