Manufacturers of very light jets (VLJs) will be affected by new Advisory Circular 23.1419-2D, which provides guidance in meeting Part 23 requirements for obtaining approval to fly into icing conditions. Comments on a draft of the circular are due by March 6.
The NTSB said that after an uncontrolled descent incident involving King Air B200 N777AJ, a test of the oxygen system showed it worked. The crew told the Safety Board they were unable to obtain oxygen after depressurizing the aircraft when they noticed cracking of the windshield.
Massachusetts-based Executive Charter Services (ECS), in a joint program with an organization that promotes alternative energy, is giving its passengers an option it says helps offset the carbon dioxide emissions from corporate jets.
One of three crewmembers was injured when their Challenger SE (special edition corporate version of the CRJ200 regional jet) crashed and burned February 13 while attempting to take off in a snowstorm from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport on a ferry flight to Berlin for engine repairs.
Net sales for Flight Options increased in the fourth quarter of last year compared with the same period in 2005, but the fractional provider recorded an operating loss. Nevertheless, parent Raytheon stands by its fractional provider.
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