A Circuit Court judge refused to grant a new trial to the family of the late Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan seeking punitive damages against Parker Hannifin. The judge said evidence was too weak to give to a jury, according to AOPA.
The business aviation outlook is improving, according to two international charter/management firms whose parent companies are both based in Geneva. PrivatAir announced last month that growth last year “was beyond all expectations,” helping to increase revenues by 20 percent.
Deborah Hersman, sworn in last month as a member of the NTSB, has minimal aviation experience compared with the extensive background of John Goglia, the Safety Board member she replaced (see page 74). For the last five years and before joining
JetEquity, a charter/management company based at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y., has launched into the line-service business with the acquisition last month of HPN’s first FBO–Skyport.
The Air Line Pilots Association welcomed the NTSB’s findings of pilot fatigue and color blindness as factors in the crash of the FedEx 727, but didn’t believe the Safety Board went far enough in its investigation.
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