With sister company NetJets due to receive Bombardier Global 5000s and 6000s, FlightSafety International is adding flight training for the types at its Columbus, Ohio learning center. FSI is currently designing a level-D simulator, as well as other advanced training equipment and courseware, for the two Bombardier Global Vision-equipped business jets.
Signature Flight Support and NetJets signed a long-term lease that will provide the fractional operator with a dedicated, private terminal at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). The project, slated for completion in early 2013, will include a 10,000-sq-ft terminal as well as approximately six acres of paved ramp, aircraft movement and car parking areas.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Local 1108 Executive Board received a letter yesterday from the National Mediation Board (NMB) authorizing a union vote for CitationAir pilots. Voting instructions will be mailed to CitationAir pilots soon, with voting to take place from June 14 to July 6. A simple majority (50 percent plus one vote) is needed for the union to be voted in.
Berkshire Hathaway’s audit committee claims that former NetJets chairman and CEO David Sokol violated “the highest standards of business ethics” maintained by NetJets parent Berkshire Hathaway in his trading of shares in Lubrizol. Sokol resigned from Berkshire Hathaway on March 28.
Daher-Socata CEO Stéphane Mayer has added the title of president, replacing François Lépinoy, who will become president of the executive board for the Air Caraïbes Group.
The current pre-owned aircraft market can be defined as consistent as inventory continues to inch down, month-after-month. Many people regard this consistency to be welcome news, considering where the market was a couple of years ago.
Since former Hawker Beechcraft president of commercial sales Brad Hatt formed Sojourn Aviation last year, the company has quickly moved into diverse areas of business. That diversity has helped Sojourn Aviation prosper during the economic downturn, Hatt told AIN.
After a year best described as challenging, flight-training provider FlightSafety International has seen an uptick in business since January and is adding another training site to its worldwide network, as well as several new training platforms at some of its locations. “We are seeing a little bit of life here in the first quarter,” said Eric Hinson, the company’s executive vice president.
Brian Delauter, a former airline pilot with impeccable general aviation (GA) credentials, will leave his post as TSA general manager for GA effective Monday. AOPA president Craig Fuller said Delauter’s leadership will be missed now that he has decided to return to the private sector.
Airborne communications and flight following provider Guardian Mobility has appointed Howard Pearl president and CEO. He succeeds founding CEO Jean Carr.
Jeppesen has named Paul Eckert v-p of aviation for Europe. He will lead the company’s European, Middle East and African operations.