Political geography

October 27, 2008 - 11:27am

There is an old joke in Brazil that this largest of Latin American nations “is a country of the future, and always will be.” But things have a way of changing.

October 27, 2008 - 5:21am

China’s Okay Airways has put into service its first Modern Ark (MA) 60, also known as the Xinzhou-60.The twin-engine turboprop, made by China’s Xian Aircraft Industry Corp. (XAIC) is an advanced version of the Yun-7, which took wing in 1982 and is being phased out. The airplane’s commercial debut with Okay marks the end of foreign-made airplanes’ monopoly in China’s regional jet market.

October 9, 2008 - 5:42am

Universal Aviation Aruba will be able to pre-clear visitors for all U.S. customs and immigration at Aruba’s general aviation terminal starting early next year, according to Universal Weather & Aviation. The pre-clearance capability stems from an agreement signed by the U.S. and Aruba in May, which made Aruba the first country in the world to be able to offer pre-clearance.

October 9, 2008 - 4:58am

The Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre at Hong International Airport recently hosted the first FlightSafety International G450 maintenance initial and fifth-week avionics courses. According to the company, the training is the first of its kind conducted by FlightSafety in the Asia-Pacific region. It included a 20-day maintenance initial and a fifth week avionics course.

October 7, 2008 - 2:45pm

ExecuJet Aviation has opened a new office in Ohio for its U.S. pre-owned sales division. Sharon Evans has been appointed as its first U.S. sales director, responsible for increasing the number of aircraft that ExecuJet has under exclusive mandate for its worldwide sales network.

September 25, 2008 - 6:47am

The around-the-world helicopter speed record fell hard on August 18.

August 29, 2008 - 1:25pm

The around-the-world helicopter speed record fell hard on August 18.

August 5, 2008 - 6:55am

Mere months after a corporate shakeup rocked Enstrom Helicopter to the roots of its mahogany row, the Menominee, Mich.-based rotorcraft manufacturer celebrated the largest single-customer sale in its 44-year history. Making the marketers dance was news of the sale of no fewer than 18 Enstrom 480Bs to the Indonesian National Police. The 480B is a turbine powered by a single Rolls-Royce 250-C20W.

July 15, 2008 - 9:14am

The 2010 Singapore Airshow (Hall 2 Stand B9) has taken reservations for 80 percent of its available space just five months after this year’s inaugural event. Managing director Jimmy Lau is here at Farnborough aiming to sign firm contracts for 30 percent of that area and had already received 15 percent after Farnborough’s opening day. “We have to keep the momentum going,” Lau said yesterday.

June 30, 2008 - 11:46am

The Mexican air-taxi company Sarsa purchased a new Raytheon Hawker 800XP at the convention. Based in Monterrey, Sarsa has flown Hawkers for 30 years, and this is their 12th purchase of the aircraft. “They are so reliable you can bank on them,” said Felipe Cardenas, general director of Sarsa. The air taxi’s typical mission is 1.2 hr with four passengers. Twice a month, it flies from Toluca, Mexico, to New York nonstop.

 
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