The FAA and Pratt & Whitney Canada believe they have found the cause of three high-altitude double engine flameouts on Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5-powered Beechjets between mid-2004 and mid-2006.
It became apparent late last year that the management team led by chairman and CEO Kenn Ricci would be unable to raise the investment capital needed to continue fractional provider Flight Options in its then form. John Nahill, Raytheon Co.
Hawker Beechcraft Beechjet 400, Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 28, 2005–Both engines of the Flight Options Beechjet flamed out because high-altitude ice crystals that had accumulated on the P&WC JT15D-5 engines’ compressor vanes were ingested when the pilots pulled back the power levers to descend, according to the NTSB.
Customers will now be able to communicate instantly with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based CRS Jet Spares through a dedicated AOG e-mail address. The new
Four months after John Nahill, former v-p of corporate strategy and development at Raytheon Co., took charge of Flight Options from its founder and then chairman and CEO Kenn Ricci, Raytheon in mid-June completed a “financial recapitalization agreement” in which it now owns approximately 65 percent of the world’s second-largest fractional aircraft ownership company.
JetEquity Travel has opened its doors with a block-charter operation out of Westchester County Airport, north of New York City. According to Frank Gallagi, managing director of parent company JetEquity LLC, the program is unique in that the client is required to put up only 50 percent of the funds required to cover the total number of block hours purchased, which may be as little as $10,000 worth.
B/E Aerospace is showcasing its latest innovations at NBAA (Booth No. 3737, Static Display No. 17), in particular its first fully electric seat for the Gulfstream V. The new LED reading light for the same aircraft has just received a parts manufacturer approval (PMA).
Flight Options announced yesterday that it is adding the Cessna Citation X to its current stable of 10 aircraft models, with the first five aircraft becoming available on November 1.
SimuFlite, which was recently rebranded as GE Capital SimuFlite to emphasize that it is a subsidiary of General Electric, has begun its third major expansion of its Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) training center in just six years. The company recently broke ground on a 70,000-sq-ft north wing that will house six simulator bays, additional classrooms and office space.
As of press time, Raytheon Aircraft (RAC) chose not to comment on the effect on its Travel Air fractional-ownership program from the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. A company spokesman did say that RAC had decided not to participate in the rescheduled NBAA Convention to be held in New Orleans on December 12, 13 and 14.