Difficult airspace and airport access combined with high costs are stunting the growth of business aviation in Asia, but governments in the region are beginning to get the message and are expected to improve the situation before too long.
The NTSB issued a series of recommendations this week asking the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association to tighten regulations and procedures pertaining to controller vigilance, training and fatigue.
Two well known companies that operate and manage charter aircraft and jet travel cards have merged. As reported in AINalerts last month, Berwyn, Pa.-based JetDirect has acquired Weymouth, Mass.-based Sentient Jet.
A final rule published last Friday harmonizes FAR Part 36 light, propeller-driven airplane noise certification standards with international standards and provides uniform noise certification requirements for airplanes certified in the U.S. and Europe, according to the FAA.
Cleveland-based Corporate Wings/Mercury Air Centers this week named Richard Michaels as its vice president of marketing. Michaels, a 25-year business aircraft sales veteran, was tapped by company CEO Kenn Ricci to head marketing and sales functions for all affiliated companies.
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