Accidents and incidents involving business jet operations in Europe fell dramatically last year compared to 2012. According to data gathered by AIN, there were five total mishaps last year versus nine in 2012. Three accidents caused 10 fatalities in 2012 whereas there was one fatal crash last year that killed two persons. Additionally, there had been no accidents or major incidents involving business jets in Europe as of late April this year.
Preliminary Report: Boeing Crashes Short of Runway
Aircraft cleaning provider Immaculate Flight acquired Pro Guard Aircraft Detailing, adding Southeast Florida to Immaculate Flight’s existing 11-state, 80-airport service area.
Preliminary Report: Turboprop Breaks Up over Texas
Grant Hundley, president of Global Appearance Partners, spent nine years with NetJets as manager of aircraft appearance for the U.S.-based fleet. Last October “I thought it was time to move on and do something different based on what I’d learned about the detailing business. What we’ve done is develop a different approach to aircraft detailing,” he told AIN.
A new Airworthiness Directive targeting Learjet 60 tires requires revising the tire-servicing section of the airplane maintenance manual and the tires limitation section of the airplane flight manual. It calls for servicing tires and checking for proper tire inflation and is based on a report of main landing-gear tires blowing out during takeoff roll.
Single Point Assist has launched a new AOG subscription service tailored for destinations in Asia and Latin America. Operators can register with the company on a monthly or yearly plan. Upon encountering a maintenance issue, subscribers contact Single Point Assist, which will dispatch a local technician, usually line mechanics from the airline industry, who can quickly diagnose and repair the problem.
Transport Canada last month notified the FAA of a potentially dangerous fuel system defect in Bombardier’s new CRJ700 regional jet, prompting the U.S. agency to issue an emergency AD for the model. According to Transport Canada, CRJ700s may experience uncommanded fuel transfer between the wing tanks and the center tank, creating a condition in which the center tank can overfill and leak.
An NTSB preliminary report suggests that the Beechcraft King Air B90 (N10TM) that crashed into a parking lot in Chattanooga, Tenn., on September 19 ran out of fuel. The airplane was substantially damaged after hitting a light pole and cartwheeling into parked cars, but the ATP-rated pilot and three passengers received only minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed.
Aircraft detailing company Immaculate Flight has purchased In Plane View Detailing, another aircraft detailing company based in Naples, Fla. Immaculate Flight has stations in 13 states and offers mobile services 24/7 to any customer in the U.S. By adding In Plane View Detailing, the company is better poised to serve all airports in southwest Florida.
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