NetJets sister company Executive Jet Management successfully completed an on-site audit and has become a Wyvern Wingman. Charter operators that undergo the on-site safety audit and are found to meet the rigorous safety standards conducted by Wyvern auditors are recommended for use by all Wyvern clients. Operators that successfully complete the audit have already met the Wyvern Standard, a “globally recognized seal of excellence.”
With assumption of the CEO position by Meredith Siegfried, the Siegfried family has again taken on a leadership role at long-time aviation components provider Nordam. “This [leadership change] is in accordance with Nordam’s long-term succession plan to return leadership of the company to a member of the Siegfried family,” said Bill Peacher, who stepped down as CEO following a board meeting on July 12.
Launched at a time when luxury helicopters were a promising market segment, the EC135 “L’Hélicoptère par Hermés” has failed so far to fulfill its creators’ commercial hopes for sales of “several dozen” aircraft.
Brendan Gallagher died last Sunday morning at his home in London, just days after participating in press trips to Geneva, Belfast and Turkey with his usual enthusiasm and good humor. He was taken at a youthful 60.
Fargo Jet Center (Booth No. 7346), an FBO in Fargo, N.D., has signed an agreement with Global Beef Consultants to support an airlift of cattle to Kazakhstan. Approximately 160 Angus and Hereford cattle will be transported on each of 12 flights from Fargo to Kazakhstan. Fargo Jet Center has already loaded a Kalitta Airlines 747-200 for the first of the flights, which are scheduled to take place at a rate of about two per week.
The Wings Club presented a $25,000 donation to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) at the club’s 67th annual dinner dance on October 23 at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The award was to recognize CAN’s service helping cancer patients fly to treatment centers in empty business aircraft seats. CAN has arranged more than 32,000 free flights for cancer patients.
A settlement has been reached in one lawsuit stemming from the September 2008 crash of a Learjet 60 in which Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein was injured. According to Los Angeles County Superior Court papers, the widow of pilot James Bland, who died in the Columbia, S.C.
A settlement has been reached in one of a number of lawsuits stemming from the September 2008 crash of a Learjet 60 in which Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein was injured. According to Los Angeles County Superior Court papers, the widow of pilot James Bland, who died in the Columbia, S.C.
Lou Martin & Associates, a San Antonio-based supplier of cabin shell packages and window shading systems (Booth No. 4989), is now offering a “next-generation E3 Shade” that integrates the pleated variant with the dimmable window technology of InspecTech Aero Service.
Charter/management company Sunset Aviation LLC officially changed its name to Solairus Aviation early last month. Headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., Solairus has more than 40 aircraft under management, half of them on its charter certificate, and expects to receive approval for operating aircraft with 10 or more seats by the end of next month, according to president and CEO Dan Drohan. After starting Sunset Aviation Inc.