The pilots of the Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 that crashed on February 12 outside Buffalo, killing 50 people, did not observe the so-called sterile cockpit rule and appeared unprepared to react properly to the aerodynamic stall that led to the accident, according to testimony read last month during the NTSB’s three-day public hearing on the crash.
Gulfstream International Airlines
The FAA has proposed leveling a $1.3 million fine on Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Gulfstream International Airlines for improper scheduling of flight crew duty time and the installation of unapproved air conditioner compressors and improperly maintained vent blowers on the regional airline’s fleet of 27 Beech 1900Ds.
Morro Vermelho Taxi Aereo (MVTA) in São Paulo, Brazil, has been added to Gulfstream Aerospace’s international product-support network. The Brazil-based company will distribute aircraft parts to Gulfstream operators located in or traveling through South America.
The holding company for Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based regional Gulfstream International Airlines and Gulfstream Training Academy hopes to raise some $10.2 million through an IPO on the American Stock Exchange, according to a registration statement filed with the SEC early last month. The company plans to sell 1 million shares on the Amex under the symbol GIA.
Jordan Pape was named v-p and general manager of Eugene, Ore.-based Flightcraft. Previously he was assigned to the corporate finance department of The Pape Group.
Brad Thomann has been named senior v-p of training for Jeppesen/Alteon and is also serving as executive v-p at Alteon. He was previously a line pilot, instructor and flight manager for United Airlines.