Despite claims by one company that its system is ready for prime time, industry experts tell AIN that accurate radar birdstrike warning for pilots is similar to early TCAS development: technically feasible but requiring extensive testing and refinement before it can be certified and free of false alarms.
AINalerts » June 4, 2009
GP Aerospace, a startup company formed in São José dos Campos, Brazil, by former Embraer technical director Guido Pessotti, has unveiled to AIN plans for a so-called “personal light jet” that would be smaller than currently available very light jets. The GP-210 is built around two 740-pounds-thrust DGen390 turbofan engines, which are currently being developed by France-based Price Induction.
Wichita is bracing for more job cuts at Cessna Aircraft and temporary furloughs at Hawker Beechcraft.
The NTSB is investigating a runway incursion that occurred last Friday morning at Charlotte (N.C.) Douglas International Airport involving a PC-12 turboprop single and CRJ200 regional jet. At about 10:17 a.m. that day, the PSA Airlines CRJ200–operated as US Airways Express Flight 2390–was cleared for takeoff on Runway 18L.
Bombardier Aerospace released its first-quarter results yesterday, reporting a net profit of $158 million for the quarter ending April 20, down from $229 million for the same quarter last year. Overall revenue slipped to $4.5 billion from $4.8 billion.