Aviation

May 2, 2013 - 2:40pm

Conklin & de Decker released the 2013 edition of its Aircraft Cost Evaluator, which offers benchmarking, operating and ownership cost data to the business aviation industry. The evaluator provides aircraft owners, operators, brokers and dealers with side-by-side operating cost, specification and performance comparisons for some 550 business jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft. Newly added aircraft include the new Cessna Citation Sovereign, Cessna 208 Caravan EX and Eurocopter AS365N3+ and EC145T2.

May 2, 2013 - 12:01pm

Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines on Wednesday officially emerged from bankruptcy as a wholly owned regional subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.

May 2, 2013 - 9:56am

Qatar Airways became the second Boeing 787 customer to return a Dreamliner to service after a worldwide grounding of the fleet in January as Flight QR116 took off from Doha for Dubai Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. local time.

May 2, 2013 - 5:50am
Las Vegas air-tour operator Maverick Helicopters was one of several EC130B4 operators to work with Eurocopter on the design of the T2. The company currently operates one model of its firm order for 10 copies.

Maverick Helicopters in Las Vegas is preparing to receive its second Eurocopter EC130T2, part of a firm order for 10 new helicopters and options on another 40.

May 2, 2013 - 4:55am

Richmor Aviation began life as an FBO at Columbia County Airport in Hudson, N.Y., from where now CEO Mahlon Richards operated a Cessna 310 on behalf of his employer and on Part 135 charter through a lease-back program. In the mid-1980s Richards purchased Richmor Aviation and went into business for himself. The company obtained an FAR Part 145 air agency certificate as an approved repair station in March 1969 and in 1971 hired Sal Alessi as director of maintenance.

May 2, 2013 - 4:05am

MRO specialist StandardAero has appointed Firoz Tarapore, director and member of the company’s executive committee, as interim president and CEO. He replaces Rob Mionis, who resigned from the company. The Dubai Aerospace Enterprise subsidiary also appointed David Smoot, CEO of Dubai International Capital, as vice chairman.

May 2, 2013 - 3:20am

As France-based Daher-Socata considers whether to add a twin-engine aircraft to a line that includes its TBM 850 turboprop single, it remains active as an aerostructure specialist in still-under-wraps business jet programs.

May 2, 2013 - 2:55am

Switzerland-based Solar Impulse is planning “Across America” flights this spring to showcase its sun-powered aircraft to the U.S. public and demonstrate and develop the possibilities of solar energy. Meanwhile, in Switzerland, the company is developing a second, larger aircraft that it hopes to fly around the world in 2015.

May 2, 2013 - 2:15am

Preliminary Report: Cheyenne Crashes on Go-around

May 2, 2013 - 1:10am
The price and performance of the Pilatus PC-12 are making it an increasingly popular  alternative to or supplement for helicopters  in air ambulance operations.

The Pilatus PC-12 turboprop single is gaining ground as a cost-effective alternative to helicopter air ambulances.

 
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