Aviation International News » November 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 12:02am
Charter and Fractional customer

In last month’s issue of AIN, in Part 1 of the charter/fractional special report, we covered the current state of the charter and fractional share segments, both in the U.S. and worldwide.

October 31, 2011 - 3:48pm

Clearly impatient with the way the company’s plan for its nationwide broadband Internet project is becoming further and further delayed by opposition from the GPS user community, several federal government departments, members of Congress and, reportedly, within the FCC bureaucracy itself, a LightSquared

October 31, 2011 - 3:43pm

This year’s NBAA annual convention was bigger and better than last year’s, not because there were more attendees and exhibitors at the recent Las Vegas show, but because there was a significantly higher number of attendees from outside the U.S. According to NBAA figures, international registration climbed by 23 percent over last year’s show, and nearly 4,000 people f

October 31, 2011 - 3:33pm

Las Vegas, the site of the 64th Annual NBAA Convention and Exhibition, is always a strong draw, and this year’s show was no exception, with 7 percent more attendees registering during the three-day event from October 10 to 12.