Aviation International News » September 2010

September 1, 2010 - 11:44am

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is organizing its first workshop on emergency response planning (ERP) on September 9 and 10. The event, which will be held in Brussels, Belgium, is intended to complement EBAA's recently published emergency response guidance manual. The workshop will cover ERP basic principles, general guidance and the framework of an emergency response. 

September 1, 2010 - 11:05am

Wichita, which bills itself as the Air Capital of the World, is the leading U.S. city with respect to exports driving gross metropolitan product, according to a Brookings Institute study. Thanks mostly to Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Aircraft and Hawker Beechcraft, the city's "aviation cluster" is its main source of exports.

September 1, 2010 - 11:03am

Eurocontrol has released its so-called smaller emitters tool for calculating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for the purposes of compliance with Europe's emissions trading scheme (ETS) even though the agency has yet to complete formal negotiations with member state Ukraine, which has been holding out from approving the program since May.

September 1, 2010 - 10:59am

Each key FAA NextGen project has an individual "metric" to measure how its development is progressing. But as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned recently, the FAA doesn't use "lateral" metrics that would allow senior management to track the relative progress of separate projects that must eventually work together to make NextGen happen.

September 1, 2010 - 6:54am

Rolls-Royce received type certification from Brazil's ANAC and EASA for the AE3007A2, the latest model in the AE3007 series. The 9,440-pound-thrust engine, which powers Embraer's new super-midsize Legacy 650, received FAA approval in April. All engine development testing has been successfully completed and as of August 11 four engines had achieved more than 300 flying hours and cycles on two flight-test aircraft. 

September 1, 2010 - 6:51am

For the second quarter and first half of this year, fractional aircraft provider NetJets' revenues increased 16 percent and 17 percent, respectively, from a year ago, parent company Berkshire Hathaway said. These gains resulted from an increase in worldwide flight revenue hours, but were partially offset by lower management fees due to fewer aircraft in the NetJets program.

September 1, 2010 - 6:48am

Embraer received Brazil ANAC, FAA and EASA approval for Garmin's synthetic-vision technology (SVT) system on the Phenom 100, which has a Garmin G1000-based Prodigy flight deck avionics system. The approval applies to new-production Phenom 100s, as well as retrofit installations for in-service aircraft.

September 1, 2010 - 6:45am

An agreement reached by Bombardier executives and Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson at the Farnborough airshow to secure Wichita as the final assembly location for the Learjet 85 was formalized on July 30. The agreement will retain existing operations and create a minimum of 300 new jobs at the Learjet facility. Bombardier said it will invest a total of $600 million in the Learjet 85 program in Wichita.

August 31, 2010 - 9:55am

Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport will commission its new instrument landing system and GNSS/VOR/DME-based precision approach this month, ending its VFR-only limitation. The former military air base now lays claim to being the Middle East’s only dedicated business aviation airport and further redevelopment is planned as it prepares to double its annual movements to more than 12,000 by 2014.

August 31, 2010 - 9:51am

For the seventh straight quarter, total deliveries of business jets and turboprops declined year-to-year, according to the second-quarter statistics released last month by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). However, industry billings, which totaled $9.4 billion, rose by a modest 0.2 percent, the second straight quarter showing an increase.