Under new FAA anti-drug and alcohol-misuse regulations, repair stations are responsible only for their own compliance, and not the compliance of their contractors, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) determined.
Most NBAA exhibitor advisory members agree that the economy so far this year is already better than last year, and they forecast that business aircraft orders in 2004 will show a year-over-year increase.
As of early last month, the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, scheduled for May 25, 26 and 27 in Geneva, Switzerland, had already sold 30 percent more exhibit space than last year’s show, according to NBAA.
Jeppesen recently kicked off a five-year plan to introduce a “fully integrated line of new JAA training products.” The first, a revised set of ATPL training texts, is scheduled to be released this fall and will replace the current ATPL manuals.
Want to know what your aviation state taxes are being used for, how to apply for refunds and other tax details? Then you might want to check out the 2004 State Tax Guide for General Aviation from costing analysts Conklin & de Decker.
Flight Options, the second-largest fractional aircraft provider, last month named Michael Scheeringa as COO. Formerly v-p of US Airways’ Express division, Scheeringa will be responsible for the overall operations, maintenance, procurement and customer care for Flight Options.
BAE Systems is out and a number of new suppliers are in, according to Eclipse Aviation officials, who announced the signing of long-term contracts with six additional vendors for the avionics and digital automatic flight controls on the Eclipse 500 after reshuffling the original supplier team.
The pilot and his teenage son were killed January 31 when their King Air C90, N75GC, crashed into Everglades National Park about 10 minutes after departing from Marathon, Fla., on an IFR flight plan to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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