The first Middle East Business Aviation Conference will be held in Dubai on November 19, on the eve of the Dubai Air Show (November 20 to 24). Dubai show organizer Fairs & Exhibitions is running the event, which will be hosted by Abu Dhabi-based charter operator Royal Jet. Jack Olcott, president of General Aero and former president of NBAA, will serve as conference chairman.
Aviation International News » September 2005
Before it adjourned for its summer recess, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to authorize an extra $1.3 billion for NASA over the next two years to fund earlier cuts in aeronautics research.
PlaneSense, the Pilatus PC-12 fractional ownership division of Manchester, N.H.-based Alpha Flying, has expanded its operational area to 11 airports of entry in the Bahamas where positioning fees have been eliminated. The designated airports are: Freeport, Treasure Bay, Marsh Harbour, Sandy Point, North Eleuthera, Governors Harbour, Rock Sound, Nassau International, San Andros, Andros Town and South Bimini.
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) issued its official proposal to prevent foreign-registered aircraft from being based in the UK “by limiting the time (for example, 90 days) such an aircraft may spend in the UK in any 12 months.”
The Isle of Man, a UK Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea, hopes to have its own aircraft register established by the end of next year. The island will operate the new register in parallel with the UK’s “G” register and market it as an additional benefit to individuals and companies seeking to benefit from the island’s fiscal and legal jurisdiction.
Despite its location 60 miles southeast of the British capital, Lydd Airport is trying to attract business aircraft with a new name–London Ashford Airport–and a new executive facility operated by FAL Aviation. The airport recently installed an ILS and resurfaced its 4,937-foot runway.
As part of an effort to consolidate its engine, avionics and brake and wheel divisions with the aim of improving product support and customer service, Honeywell Aerospace has appointed Adrian Paull v-p of customer and product support.
Sino Swearingen said it has received the last of a series of 13 FAA type inspection authorizations for its SJ30-2. Function and reliability testing and a “few open items” must still be completed, said the San Antonio company, which expects type certification of the light twinjet before year-end. No information on sales orders was revealed.
King Schools introduced an online course that the San Diego company said meets FAR Part 61.31 requirements for pilots to receive high-altitude training for flying above 25,000 feet. The approximately two-hour course costs $249 and includes a training certificate for the FAA and a cockpit reference code with oxygen requirements and tips on radar use at high altitude.
The FAA issued a notice last month reminding operators that satellite processing of distress signals from 121.5 and 243 MHz emergency locator transmitters is scheduled to end on Feb. 1, 2009. Operators will have to switch to ELTs operating at 406 MHz, which are more reliable and provide search-and-rescue agencies more complete information for detection by satellites.