Entertainment

March 29, 2011 - 10:30am

The Hawker Beechcraft King Air 250 made its public debut today at the Sun ‘’n’ Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla. The upgraded turboprop twin is part of the company’s largest-ever display at the annual gathering, which also features a Premier IA, King Air 350i, King Air C90GTx, Baron G58 and Bonanza G36. The show runs through Sunday.

March 1, 2011 - 6:00am

The Wall Street Journal has been a vital tool for people who didn’t make their money by winning the lottery, and the publication certainly has its fans here at AIN. Its jingle was once "The daily diary of the American Dream," so one has to wonder why the paper, in its Valentine’s Day edition, skewers a billionaire for making his appointed rounds in a business aircraft?

February 25, 2011 - 10:15am

The FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD)-2011-01-53 on December 20 to owners and operators of the Piaggio Avanti twin turboprop. The AD supersedes AD 2011-01-51, issued December 18.

February 23, 2011 - 10:10am

A ceremony was held last month at the Naval Air Station at Brunswick, Maine to celebrate the “approval of the public benefit conveyance of the property to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority.” This event marks the official transfer of the former military base and its 990 acres of runways, hangars, ramps and other facilities to civilian use.

December 23, 2010 - 9:21am

The FAA issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD)—2011-01-53—on December 20 to owners and operators of the Piaggio Avanti twin turboprop. The AD supersedes AD 2011-01-51, issued December 18.

December 5, 2010 - 9:25pm

We’re here in Dubai where we received a press release from Pratt & Whitney Canada announcing the launch of PT6Nation.com, a new microsite for operators and aficionados of the legendary PT6 turbine engine and its many variants, which currently number 68. The company is obviously getting into social networking big time.

November 5, 2010 - 11:21am

Flight Display Systems has gone Hollywood, in a manner of speaking. To be more specific, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based cabin entertainment specialist ­provided a 42-inch, high-definition, LCD ­widescreen monitor for the recently ­completed Gulfstream III cabin of a Hollywood producer.

October 13, 2010 - 11:42am

Flight Display Systems has gone Hollywood, in a manner of speaking. To be more specific, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based cabin entertainment specialist provided a  42-inch, high-definition, LCD widescreen monitor for the recently completed Gulfstream III cabin of a Hollywood producer.

October 12, 2010 - 12:37pm

Tomorrow night the Montrose County (Colo.) Commission will consider a revised incentive package aimed at luring Extra Aircraft to build an assembly plant there for its all-composite EA-500 turboprop single. The original deal involved a land transfer that required the county to pay Extra $2.2 million for donated land and provide other incentives, essentially capitalizing a large share of the company’s site start-up costs.

August 27, 2010 - 8:36am

The new Raisbeck Engineering Learjet 60 aft fuselage locker made its Labace debut as part of the Bombardier exhibit. The locker’s two compartments provide 25 cu ft of stowage volume outside the cabin and a 300-pound capacity. According to sales manager Tobin Shackelford, the modification does not affect the airplane’s performance. The first factory optional lockers are expected to enter service in next year’s first quarter.

 
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