Road transport

May 6, 2009 - 8:21am

Marshall Aerospace (Booth No. 1449) is designing and building nacelles for the new HondaJet aircraft under a contract placed in August, but not announced until late last year. The Cambridge, UK-based company is due to deliver the first five sets of nacelles to HondaJet’s headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, next month.

April 30, 2009 - 11:21am

In the first quarter of this year, business aviation experienced fewer accidents, including those resulting in fatalities, than in the same period the previous year, but the overall number of deaths increased, according to statistics compiled by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

March 30, 2009 - 9:42am

Later this year, San Luis Jet Center will begin construction on a new FBO at San Luis County Regional Airport on the Central California coast. The design work is nearly finished for the facility, which includes a 24,734-sq-ft FBO and two hangars enclosing 55,200 sq ft. Aviation Consultants’ five Citation Excels and two Citation Xs will be based in the hangars, which will also house the company’s ACI Jet Solutions maintenance facility.

January 29, 2009 - 4:03am

Two new online icing education courses were released this winter, one from King Schools and the other by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Air Safety Foundation (ASF). Both offer a useful introduction and refresher on preparing for icing conditions and dealing with ice-related problems.

January 29, 2009 - 3:59am

As airports across the U.S. wage their annual struggle against winter weather, business aviation operators may soon find themselves familiar with a new de-icing method. Forced-air de-icers, which use high-volume, low-pressure air to help strip contamination from flying surfaces, have been used to augment the effect of glycol on airliners at major airports for years, but the business aircraft community has been slow to embrace them.

January 29, 2009 - 3:47am

Pilots should “activate boots as soon as the airplane enters icing conditions,” according to a safety alert released in December by the NTSB. The alert (SA-014) is yet another attempt by the Board to persuade pilots that there is no such thing as ice bridging and that pilots should not wait for ice to build to one-quarter to one-half-inch thickness before inflating boots in icing conditions.

January 28, 2009 - 7:51am

Pilots should “activate boots as soon as the airplane enters icing conditions,” according to a safety alert released in December by the NTSB. The alert (SA-014) is yet another attempt by the Board to persuade pilots that there is no such thing as ice bridging and that pilots should not wait for ice to build to one-quarter to one-half-inch thickness before inflating boots in icing conditions.

December 31, 2008 - 5:53am

Avfuel dealer Davis Flight Support has remodeled its Yolo County, Calif. FBO with multiple snooze rooms, showers and Jaguar and Range Rover crew cars. Davis Flight offers a 20,000-sq-ft hangar and 9,000-sq-ft FBO terminal with WSI weather in the flight planning room, HD televisions, wireless Internet and a luxurious pilot lounge.

November 16, 2008 - 1:09am

A casual glance at the item exhibited by Tesla Industries (Stand No. 723) could lead to the conclusion that it is a single-product company. That may be true in the broadest sense because its product catalog mostly lists ground power units that are similar in appearance, but all are notable for being one-man portable.

October 27, 2008 - 10:10am

GE Honda Aero Engines said it is releasing hardware designs and receiving manufactured hardware for its first HF120 development engine, in preparation for formal certification testing. To date, the company has built and tested 10 HF120 engine cores and 10 full engine demonstrators.

 
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