Where else but Oshkosh can you see an airshow performance by a vintage biplane with a jet engine strapped to its belly, take a ride in a 1929 Ford Trimotor, fill up on grilled bratwurst heaping with sauerkraut and mustard and top it all off by spending the night camped under the wing of your own airplane?
Aviation International News » September 2004
The Czech Republic and its capital, Prague, are emerging as a key beachhead in the expansion of business aviation into the 10 new states of the European Union (EU). These countries include the neighboring Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta, and on May 1 they joined the EU, increasing its membership to 25 states.
Italian airline Blue Panorama has launched an executive charter division with a pair of Piaggio Avanti P.180 twin turboprops. Flown by the new Executive Blue subsidiary, the aircraft are based at Rome Ciampino Airport.
UK executive charter firm Bookajet is rebranding its operation under the name Club328 to emphasize its new fleet of AvCraft Dornier 328Jets and Envoy 3s. Last month, the Southampton-based company took delivery of the first of the eight aircraft it has ordered. All will feature a Club328 logo.
The time has come, your boss tells you, to buy another aircraft. So you jump to the task, do your research and find just the aircraft the boss needs. But before she signs her name on the purchase contract, she calls you and asks, “Do you think we need title insurance?”
In 1902 John Hay, Secretary of State under President Theodore Roosevelt, said, “Western history began with a Mediterranean era, passed through an Atlantic era and is now moving into a Pacific era.” The world now stands at the leading edge of that era and, like it or not, the future of the U.S. is linked to it.
Multi-billion-dollar airliner orders are back in fashion on the international airshow circuit if July’s Farnborough International ’04 event proves to signal the start of a trend.
Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) continues to install Gulfstream II and III Stage 3 hush kits at the rate of about one per month since being certified. The Opa Locka, Fla., company received an STC for the hush kit in January 2003 and expected to deliver its 20th completed aircraft last month.
When Bombardier announced the Global XRS follow-on derivative of the Global Express, the Canadian manufacturer promised an airplane that represented added value to the customer and a more complete package than was offered as part of its predecessor.
Just 387 days after groundbreaking ceremonies last year, Dassault Falcon Jet officially opened a new 40,000-sq-ft aircraft paint facility at its Wilmington, Del. complex on July 29. The facility had actually been up and running long enough for the first airplane it painted to take center stage at the ceremonies.