RAYTHEON SEC PROBE FOCUSES ON BEECH 1900D
Aviation International News » October 2003
On September 19, Learjet 25B N666TW was landing at Del Rio International Airport, Texas, and ran off the end of the runway, crossed a street, hit trees, caught fire and came to rest in a cemetery. The airplane, operated by Dallas-based Ameristar, was destroyed and the pilot was killed. The copilot was seriously hurt. Weather was VFR.
A year after construction began, the new assembly facility for the long-range Dassault Falcon 7X is finished and has already started operations. Attendees at the inauguration on September 15 in Bordeaux, France, could see some 10 Falcon 2000 and 2000EX twinjets in the last stages of final assembly.
LAAS could end up being overtaken by a combination of the FAA’s WAAS and Europe’s GPS equivalent, Galileo. While official speakers at last month’s U.S.
Former Air Transport Association (ATA) senior vice president Robert Warren has been named to NBAA’s newly created position of executive vice president, reporting directly to NBAA president Shelley Longmuir.
It started several years ago when Boeing began selling its BBJ in numbers that the airline manufacturer never expected (25 in the first year, 82 overall since its inception in 1996). Though bizliners are not a new concept, the BBJ stirred some issues that were mostly dormant at North American airports.
In the first few days after the new FAR on fractional ownership hit the street last month, the aviation community was reacting with tempered optimism. While many praised the cooperative effort between the FAA and the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (FOARC) in creating the long-awaited final rule, they also reserved substantive comment until they had further time to analyze the result.
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft plans to work with ATP operators, maintenance organizations and equipment vendors to reduce the turboprop’s ownership costs by some 20 percent. Using the Franco-Italian ATR-42/72 as its cost benchmark, the UK manufacturer is accelerating negotiations with maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies, and hopes to build upon individual customer/ MRO arrangements.
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