Online flight-planning provider RunwayFinder shut down on December 13 in the wake of a patent lawsuit filed by Aurora, Ore.-based FlightPrep. The patent, which was approved in December 2009 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, applies to graphical route overlays on navigational charts via a Web page and using a remote (read Web server-based) chart database.
Online flight-planning provider RunwayFinder shut down on Monday in the wake of a patent lawsuit filed by Aurora, Ore.-based FlightPrep. In short, the patent, which was approved last December by the U.S.
The nation’s foremost aircraft repossessor is counseling his bank and leasing company clients not to take back delinquent aircraft. “We are telling banks not to repo,” said Nick Popovich, president of Sage-Popovich, the global aircraft repossession, aviation parts and services company.
When officials at Los Angeles World Airports awarded a contract for a leasehold at Van Nuys Airport (VNY), some of the seven losing bidders cried foul. The winner, Castle & Cooke, is backed by billionaire David Murdock, and the protesters claim it was his support of Los Angeles mayor James Hahn that secured the deal.
Aviareto, which manages a new global electronic database identifying parties with a financial interest in civil aircraft, has made its system more user-friendly following processing delays after it came on line two months ago. The Dublin-based agency told EBACE Convention News that it has ramped up its operation to reduce a growing backlog in applications to register information.
The FAA postponed until January 1 next year a decision to limit “priority service” for aircraft registration in connection with conducting international flights to allow only one request per aircraft (by N-number) in any three-month period. The original implementation date was June 1.