Bombardier has issued a Service Bulletin for installing redesigned on-off placards for the oxygen bottle regulator in the Learjet 35 and 36, and the FAA has followed up with a special airworthiness information bulletin recommending that operators incorporate the changes.
The board of directors at Bombardier will give CEO Paul Tellier a bonus of as much as $8.5 million in 2006 if the company meets profit and sales targets. His annual salary of $1.4 million will remain unchanged until January 2006.
Gulfstream is now delivering the G200 standard with a thermal/acoustic interior, which is said to reduce both aircraft weight and cabin noise levels. The weight saving is at least 150 lb, according to Gulfstream.
A one-year extension of the accelerated bonus depreciation for general aviation aircraft purchases was included in S.1637, the Jumpstart Our Business Strength (Jobs) Act, which the Senate passed by an overwhelming 92-5 vote last month.
Stevens Aviation’s Dayton, Ohio facility and Jet Aviation’s Bedford, Mass. facility have been designated by Raytheon Aircraft as service centers for the entry-level Premier I. The approval covers heavy and scheduled maintenance, airframe maintenance and engine repairs.
Piaggio Aero Industries, which emerged from bankruptcy five years ago and has gradually stopped bleeding red ink, last month received a record order valued at approximately $200 million for 29 Avanti turboprop twins, including the conversion of five options to firm orders from an earlier acquisit
NetJets aircraft will fly 300,000 occupied hours this year, chairman and CEO Richard Santulli told reporters during ceremonies in Columbus, Ohio, to announce a rebranding that changed the company name from Executive Jet Inc. to NetJets Inc.
In March Gulfstream launched a program in which it pledged to match competitors’ parts prices for large-cabin Gulfstreams. The “Meet the Quote” program, originally scheduled to end May 15, has been extended to the end of July and expanded to include parts for the G100 and G200.
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