Banyan Air Service’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based avionics department recently completed a major avionics modification on a VIP Boeing 747SP. Adding to the challenge, the work was performed in Europe over an eight-week span.
AINalerts » January 17, 2008
Charter operator Marlin Air of Belleville, Mich., filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million from the University of Michigan (UM) after the college terminated its contract following the crash of a Cessna Citation II last June that killed two Marlin pilots and four UM organ transplant team members. Marlin was under contract with UM to provide fixed-wing aeromedical transport services.
In a report released this week, the DOT Inspector General has found that runway status lights (RWSL) are “a viable technology” for preventing runway incursions. However, it said this technology is still in the early stages of implementation, meaning much work remains before the FAA can achieve full deployment.
A UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch report issued this month indicates that magnetic interference at London City Airport (LCY) was responsible for “significant navigation problems” a Hawker 800XP experienced after takeoff. The incident occurred on Oct. 31, 2006, and prevented the crew from complying with the standard instrument departure while on a flight to Brussels.
Adam Aircraft today announced “a revision to the company’s overall production plan.” The result is a “strategic adjustment” necessary to achieve two key objectives: FAA type certification of the A700 very light jet and completion of the “make production fly” initiative that is improving manufacturing efficiency at the company’s Englewood, Colo. factory.