Piper Aircraft used the Malibu/Meridian Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) Fly-in Convention, held last week in Hot Springs, Va., to officially announce the company’s receipt of fleet-wide approval for Piper Meridian single-engine turboprops to operate from unpaved runways. The company received the approval in late August.
When a Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145 skidded off the runway in Ottawa on September 4 in wet weather, resulting in no injuries, the relatively minor accident at first generated the modest press coverage it deserved. But something seemed familiar about this runway excursion.
Authorities in Canada continued their investigation this week into a September 4 runway excursion at Ottawa International Airport involving a Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145–the third such incident involving an ERJ 145 operated by the St. Louis-based regional airline at the same airfield.
A Cessna Citation 550 cleared a piston single taildragger by only 15 feet while the jet was taking off last week from Caruaru Airport, a non-tower airfield in northeastern Brazil. The jet lifted off early to avoid the single-engine airplane, which was landing from the opposite direction. (Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.
The eighth annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition opened August 11 in São Paulo and exceeded its organizer’s expectations, but it closed with uncertainly as to the location of next year’s show.
Preliminary Report: Learjet Strikes Wing on Landing
The hangar at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, that held Labace two weeks ago echoed to a claw-equipped backhoe chewing into the wing of a defunct Boeing 737 on Tuesday.
Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport (SRA) has been given the go-ahead from the state legislature to proceed with a 1,476-foot extension to primary Runway 18/36 with the approval of a 90-acre land acquisition. The extension will increase the runway’s length to 6,710 feet. The design and approval process is expected to begin in September.
Saab will strengthen its air-traffic-management (ATM) business, adding to its portfolio a ground surveillance system deployed at major U.S. airports, with the planned acquisition of Sensis Corp., of Syracuse, N.Y. The Swedish defense and security group is to acquire Sensis for $155 million, with another $40 million based on winning future contracts and meeting profitability goals.
Preliminary Report: Global Suffers Wing Strike on Landing