Beechcraft

September 25, 2008 - 11:31am

Pinnacle Airlines will remove from service 10 of subsidiary Colgan Air’s 40 Saab 340Bs next month as part of a plan to reduce its exposure to pro-rate flying, the company announced last month. The retirements will result in the removal of 12 markets from the Colgan system, all currently flown under the US Airways and United Express brands.

September 24, 2008 - 4:54am

Universal Avionics has landed a deal with Hawker Beechcraft to provide flat-panel glass display and flight management system upgrades in the Hawker 700B. The retrofit package will replace existing flight and engine analog instruments with Universal’s UNS-1Fw FMS units, EFI-890R flat-panel displays and application server units (ASU) linked to UCDT-III electronic-flight-bag displays.

September 2, 2008 - 5:32am

Despite a softening U.S. economy and soaring fuel prices, demand for business jets and turboprops remains strong, according to the latest delivery report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

September 2, 2008 - 5:10am

The FAA has issued AD 2008-16-02 for operators of Premier I (model 390) S/Ns RB-4 through RB-204, which calls for a post-flight residual-heat check of the angle-of-attack probes after every flight until a software change is made or the probe is replaced. The AD becomes effective on September 3.

August 29, 2008 - 1:33pm

Pinnacle Airlines will remove from service 10 of subsidiary Colgan Air’s 40 Saab 340Bs next month as part of a plan to reduce its exposure to pro-rate flying, the company announced last month. The retirements will result in the removal of 12 markets from the Colgan system, all currently flown under the US Airways and United Express brands.

August 29, 2008 - 10:14am

Hawker Beechcraft last month reported increased orders, improved sales and higher earnings during the second quarter versus the same period last year. Net bookings for the quarter totaled $1.7 billion, resulting in a new record backlog of $7.4 billion, and second-quarter revenues increased by $327.6 million year-over-year to $1.02 billion.

August 6, 2008 - 5:43am

Raytheon Aircraft employees associated with the Beechcraft Premier I recently celebrated completion of the aircraft model’s 100th composite fuselage. Raytheon had delivered 59 Premier Is to date at press time, 11 of them in the first half of this year, and 38 more are planned for shipment by year-end.

August 5, 2008 - 11:38am

Hawker Beechcraft today reported increased orders, improved sales and higher earnings during the second quarter versus the same period last year. Net bookings for the quarter totaled $1.7 billion, resulting in a new record backlog of $7.4 billion. Second-quarter revenues increased by $327.6 million year-over-year to $1.02 billion, primarily due to the increase in aircraft deliveries.

August 5, 2008 - 11:03am

It’s fitting that the first museum to which Raytheon Aircraft is donating a Beech Starship–the Kansas Aviation Museum–is located in Wichita, the city where the composite twin-turboprop pusher was conceived, designed and built. In June Raytheon Aircraft disclosed to AIN (July, page 1) that it planned to destroy all 50 Starships produced because continued support is cost prohibitive.

July 30, 2008 - 7:26am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Travis AFB, Calif., May 16, 2008–The accident was caused by the pilot’s inadvertently raising the King Air’s landing gear on landing, according to the NTSB. The pilot explained that the J-hook that locks in place over
the landing-gear handle was engaging and disengaging and he mistakenly raised the landing gear instead of the flaps.

 
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