Flight attendant

May 15, 2012 - 9:15pm

Aircare Solutions Group’s training courses in crewmember emergency procedures are now available to business-aircraft operators, pilots, flight attendants, maintenance technicians and flight engineers based in Europe. Announced at last year’s EBACE show, the Aircare Facts Training program is provided through regularly scheduled safety events at a fixed-base training center in Amsterdam, where six such courses are planned for this year.

May 13, 2012 - 2:30pm
G280

Gulfstream’s G650, the U.S. manufacturer’s largest, fastest flying jet, made its first transoceanic crossing to appear here at the EBACE show, having touched down at Geneva Airport on Saturday evening. Both the G650 and the super mid-size G280, which landed Saturday morning, are making their European debuts. They flew in from Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International. Gulfstream intends to apply for city-pair speed records from the U.S.

May 13, 2012 - 4:45am
Flying Colours Execliner

Private aircraft makeover specialist Flying Colours is embarking on what may well be the company’s most ambitious project. Known for its Execliner renovations, which turn Bombardier’s CRJ family of regional airliners into well-appointed business jets (also known as Challenger 850s), the Canadian cabin completions specialist has begun work on what it describes as its first “fully loaded” CRJ200 conversion.

April 30, 2012 - 11:15am
Transport Workers Union picketers

Notwithstanding US Airways estimates that a merger with bankrupt American Airlines would create at least $1.2 billion in new value for the combined companies, American continues to pursue its own path toward restructuring, arguing last week in bankruptcy court that it needs to void the contracts

April 1, 2012 - 1:40am

The FAA proposed levying a civil penalty of $153,000 on Colgan Air last month for allegedly operating 17 flights without giving pilots or flight attendants the required minimum amount of rest.

March 27, 2012 - 12:45am
Embraer’s new Legacy 500.

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The first flight of Embraer’s new Legacy 500 has been delayed until the third quarter of this year, due to software problems with its fly-by-wire controls. Nonetheless, the 500 and its shorter-haul, smaller sibling, the Legacy 450, are set to shine as the latest entries in the Brazilian manufacturer’s burgeoning book of business jet offerings, which range from the entry-level Phenom 100 to the uber barge Lineage 1000.

March 23, 2012 - 11:15am
Cabin safety is seldom discussed with bizav passengers

Scott Arnold tells business aviation pilots they must learn to step outside their comfort zone and talk to their boss about issues related to passenger safety. Arnold, a member of NBAA’s Flight Attendant Committee, led a portion of a recent NBAA webinar focused on teaching cabin safety to corporate passengers.

February 14, 2012 - 7:35am
Gulfstream G450 cabin

Gulfstream Aerospace comes to Singapore with, among other things, a G450 demonstrator aircraft fitted with its new Elite interior. The all-new optional package features elements from the company’s flagship G650, and is also available for G550 aircraft as well. AIN got a taste of the new cabin during a pre-show demo flight, courtesy of the U.S. manufacturer.

February 2, 2012 - 2:30am
 Bharwan Paneer.

At 41,000 feet, catered meals are a pleasant diversion, no matter the length of the flight. London caterer Alison Price On Air has set its aims just a bit higher than a pleasant diversion. Maybe a lot higher.

The London-based business aviation catering start-up is new to business aviation, but its parent company, Alison Price & Company, is well known in London’s corporate and social circles for its high-end cuisine and service at such events as Sir Elton John’s 50th birthday party, and at such venues as Kensington Palace and Lords cricket ground.

January 1, 2012 - 4:45am

When a flight attendant is called for, only a Part 135 certified flight attendant will do. But if what is needed is a personal assistant–someone who can cook, provide medical assistance, manage trip schedules, sit in as a fourth at bridge, and keep a couple of small children occupied–only a trained cabin assistant from SkyAngels will do, says company founder and president Steffany Kisling.

 
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