NBAA visitors to the Experimental Aircraft Association exhibit (Booth No. 971) can inspect a 2007 Avitat Husky and register to win the airplane. It will be awarded in a drawing next July 29 at EAA’s AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wis.
The FAA has interviewed the pilots of a Gulfstream V that caused a runway incursion on September 30 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), during which a SkyWest Airlines CRJ700 braked to a stop reportedly within 100 feet of the GV.
Global charter broker Air Partner International has acquired UK executive charter operator Gold Air for £4.4 million ($8.1 million). From its base at London Biggin Hill Airport, Gold Air now operates six new Learjet 45s and a Hawker 800 under management contracts for their owners.
Certification of Dassault’s 69,000-pound (maximum takeoff weight) 7X remains on track for early next year. Although the 7X has yet to be certified, more than 40 of the $39.2 million long-range trijets are already in various stages of production.
Universal Weather and Aviation is unveiling several new services and tools here at NBAA’06 at Booth No. 209. Its 2007 UVTripPlanner software release is making its debut, along with an interactive CD-ROM version. Visitors also can see the prototype Web-based version of UVTripPlanner.
When Donald Duncan founded Duncan Aviation in 1956, the business was a sales-driven one, with all other activities advancing the goal of selling airplanes. As the business expanded to include more members of Duncan’s family, the emphasis shifted.
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