Delta AirElite, the Cincinnati-based executive charter and management company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, had a record year, according to president and CEO Michael Green, but faces the prospect of being sold by the airline.
The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) has deferred proposed security requirements for fractional ownership flights operating into Europe. ECAC discussed the issue at a meeting early last month, but at press time a spokesperson reported that no final decision had been reached.
Bombardier Aerospace officially opened earlier this month a 56,000-sq-ft parts distribution center in Frankfurt, Germany. The Canadian OEM began increasing parts availability in Europe in February by adding inventory to its London warehouse.
Raytheon issued a new safety communiqué to advise Beech 1900 operators of another misleading illustration in the type’s maintenance manuals. The notice represents the latest in a series of manual revisions prompted by the crash of two Beech 1900D airliners that killed 23 people in 2003.
The wing that separated from the Chalk’s Ocean Airways Grumman Turbo Mallard that crashed off Miami Beach last month showed signs of cracking in the main support beam that connected it to the fuselage, according to the NTSB.
The European Parliament has confirmed a 20-percent increase in the annual budget for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Cologne, Germany-based organization will have a budget of about $57 million this year–up from about $48 million last year.
Ibis Aerospace’s Ae270 turboprop single completed EASA certification, and FAA certification is expected shortly. However, the current version of the Ae270 has not met performance targets and the Czech manufacturer intends to develop an improved Ae270 to go into production.
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