The paperwork demands of a high-performance single- or twin-engine airplane or helicopter are enormous and can be a continuing headache for owners and operators. Aircraft owners Doug Stewart and Greg Ratliff are well aware of this workload and decided to design an Internet-based program that aggregates all the data for both pilot and airplane currency and maintenance into one online system.
Start-up Waypoint Partners of Fort Lauderdale is a new member of the industry, specializing in the monitoring of cabin completion, extensive refurbishment and modification of business aircraft. The company’s three principals–Michael Sowa, Kenneth Murray and Robert Liddell–have a total of more than 75 years of experience in the aviation industry.
Airservices Australia has awarded a contract to Honeywell for the development of satellite-based precision landing systems that could eventually find a ready market in countries around the world. Honeywell will supply Airservices Australia with the GBAS (ground-based augmentation system) at large airports and GRAS (ground-based regional automation system) at smaller fields.
There is little evidence to support the idea that a single cellphone left on in a piece
Nav Canada is reducing user fees–or service charges–by 2 percent beginning next month. Nav Canada’s charter requires that the organization’s revenue essentially balance its operating costs, except under special circumstances.
Canada’s private, user-fee-based ATC system–Nav Canada–believes that general aviation operators are double-charged for use of Canada’s aviation infrastructure and that fuel excise taxes should be reduced.