Pilatus PC-12, Colonie, N.Y., July 16, 2010–The turboprop single, operated by Alpha Flying PlaneSense on a flight from Chicago Executive Airport to Westchester County Airport, was forced to make an emergency landing at Albany International Airport when its engine failed 12 miles south of the airport. The two-person flight crew was able to glide the PC-12 to the airport and make a successful power-off landing.
Aviation International News » September 2010
Some in the business aviation industry leave behind their families and jobs to serve in active war zones. In the continuing AIN series intended to recognize those in our community who defend the way of life we continue to enjoy back home, senior editor David A. Lombardo spoke with A&P mechanic Kevin Edwards about his recent service in the U.S. Army National Guard. This is Edwards's story.
Hawker Beechcraft has made changes to its executive staff. Clive Prentiss, most recently director of business development for Marshall Aerospace, was named v-p and general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations and global customer support.
Las Vegas oddsmakers don't keep track of such things, but if they did Garmin would have been a safe bet to retake the overall number-one ranking in AIN's 2010 avionics product support survey. After ceding the top spot last year to upstart cabin entertainment equipment maker Flight Display Systems, which dropped to second place overall this time around, Garmin is once again back in first place.
Supporting India's growing fleet of business aircraft has been the core activity for Indian maintenance, repair and overhaul group Air Works. Last year, the company became the country's first independent MRO to achieve certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
EmptyLegMarket is adding international charter trips to its online marketplace for empty charter legs that are available for charter users to buy at discounted prices. The new service area covers Canada, Europe, the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean.
Fractional provider NetJets will equip more than 250 of its midsize and large-cabin aircraft with Aircell GoGo Biz high-speed Internet service, with installations set to begin this month.
UK-based Aeropodium is planning to hold the new Mediterranean Business Aviation Summit in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, on June 9 and 10 next year. The event will consist of an exhibition based around a conference program in an as-yet-unspecified venue. There will not be a static display of aircraft.
Jim Holstein has formed Holstein Aviation, an aircraft acquisition consulting firm. Holstein leads the company as CEO; Shawn Holstein serves as president; Brad Stancil is executive vice president; and Steve Fushelberger is vice president of marketing and communications.
The size of the 30- to 120-seat airliner fleet will grow by 81 percent over the next 20 years, from 4,285 airplanes last year to 7,780 in 2029, by which time 21 percent of the current fleet (905 aircraft) will remain in operation, according to the latest 20-year market forecast issued by Embraer. Consequently, the world's airlines will generate demand for 6,875 jets worth $200 billion in the segment, according to the Brazilian manufacturer.