Anthony Coscia, chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and operates Teterboro Airport (TEB), stirred up a hornet’s nest when he proposed changes at TEB to mollify those residents who oppose the airport’s existence.
Raytheon Aircraft received FAA certification for its King Air C90GT and deliveries started last month. The $2.95 million turboprop, powered by two 750-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135s, flies and climbs faster and can take off in shorter distances than the C90B it replaces.
To help pilots understand the complexities of today’s stricter airspace rules and reduce violations for operating in restricted airspace–particularly the special airspace in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area–the FAA has posted an online, self-administered training course at www.
Finnish executive charter operator Jetflite has ordered a pair of Bombardier Challenger 604s to replace its two Dassault Falcon 20s. The Helsinki-based firm has operated a 604 since 2001, and the two new aircraft will join its fleet later this year.
At press time NetJets had not named a new president, the position from which Bill Boisture resigned early last month. During his two-year tenure, Boisture, 59, was the company’s front-line negotiator with the pilot and flight attendant unions.
TAG Aviation Espana and Swissport Executive Aviation opened full-service FBOs in Spain last month. The new TAG Aviation facility is at Madrid’s Torrejon Airport. The new Swissport operation is at Malaga International Airport near the southern coast of Spain.
As expected, the FAA withdrew a delayed final rule that amended the service difficulty reporting (SDR) requirements for air carriers and repair stations. The industry has raised several unresolved issues since the rules were adopted more than five years ago.
The FAA has amended new regulations regarding aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation in response to industry concerns that the requirements applied to a much broader range of components and airplanes than was originally intended.
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