CRS Jet Spares will be establishing a footprint in Asia over the coming year. “We have been involved in providing our services to the Asia region for a long time and now believe the timing is right to establish a footprint in the region,” said Armando Leighton, Jr, CRS Jet Spares founder and CEO. According to Leighton, the plan will be developed over the next 12 months and implemented in phases.
General Dynamics Aerospace Group ended 2010 with encouraging numbers that Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of parent company General Dynamics, believes will carry the Savannah-based OEM through 2011.
The Gulfstream G350 and G450 received Transport Canada approval to operate at their maximum cruise altitude of 45,000 feet. Transport Canada normally restricts flight to below 41,000 feet unless special conditions are met to ensure against rapid cabin depressurization. To achieve this Gulfstream added its automatic emergency descent mode (AEDM) feature to the two jets.
Jet Works Air Center of Denton, Texas has won a “multi-million-dollar contract” for re-configuration of an MD-87 to an executive role.
The MD-87 will be outfitted for 24 passengers and will include “a leading-edge entertainment system [and] Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet access and air-to-ground communications.”
Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT, Stand C615) announced yesterday that it signed a contract with Athens-based Gainjet Aviation to provide Gulfstream G450 and G550 and Bombardier Global Express pilot training at the training provider's Dubai facility.
The Gulfstream G650, which isn't here at MEBA because of the company's aggressive flight-test schedule, will be the world's fastest and longest range business jet when deliveries of completed customer aircraft enter service in 2012 (unfinished "green" deliveries will actually begin later next year).
Gulfstream selected Universal Avionics’ cockpit voice recorder with recorder independent power supply (Rips) and flight data recorder as forward-fit, standard equipment on the G450, G550 and G650. With this move, Gulfstream will be the first fixed-wing OEM to be in compliance with an FAA final rule mandating Rips for
certain aircraft. Rips technology provides a backup power source in the event of a main power failure.
Jet Aviation has launched its Jet Response mobile maintenance service program, which dedicates two maintenance truck teams in the Northeast U.S. that can be dispatched from locations in the Boston/Bedford and Teterboro areas when a client calls 1-877-Jet Help. “The trucks are outfitted with work benches, general tools and consumable supplies such as oil, hydraulic fluid, oxygen and nitrogen.
WinAir of Taiwan announced at the NBAA Convention that it will launch a charter and aircraft management service in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 29. It will be the country's first such service. WinAir, which began as a private flight department, operates two U.S.-registered aircraft, a Gulfstream IV and a G450. The company recently took delivery of a G550 that was the first business jet to receive Taiwanese registration.