An aircraft maintenance technician who worked for Cessna Aircraft has been charged with one count of selling stolen aircraft parts, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Kansas District. Diego Alejandro Paz Teran allegedly tried to sell stolen aircraft parts on eBay from August 2008 to Jan. 30, 2009. He had listed a hot Rockwell Collins AHC-3000 and other stolen aircraft parts on the popular auction Web site, investigators said.
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Nav Canada is warning aviators about a fraudulent e-mail, purportedly from the organization, that attempts to notify operators “of an outstanding debt in the area of air navigation service charges for the year 2007.” According to a spokesman, the e-mail is part of a “fraudulent billing scheme targeting our customers.
Word spread quickly throughout the business aviation community when an eBay ad appeared on November 19 offering Millville Jet Center for sale at $2.5 million. By the end of the day the ad had been withdrawn but, according to Millville president Cliff Russell, did what it was intended to do: generate attention. Although his maintenance business is down 30 to 40 percent from last year, he’s not really looking to sell the Millville operation.
Daniel Baker, CEO of FlightAware (Booth No. 4077), promised to “save operators a ton
of money” by developing a cost-free tool via the FlightAware.com Web site.
The FAA has installed nearly 30 Webcams in Alaskan mountain passes, rocky coasts and remote villages to supplement the agency’s aviation weather reports. Each of
the sites includes the direction being viewed plus a “loop” feature that permits a nearly 360-degree view. Images can be viewed at http://akweathercams.faa.gov.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suspended the trading of Connect-A-Jet securities for 11 days last month, from October 1 to October 12, due to alleged “deceptive practices” by the online charter broker.
Information from UVair, including fuel pricing and domestic location acceptance, is now available to operators via FlightAware’s flight-tracking service.
FlightAware.com, the Web site that allows anyone to track domestic IFR flights from takeoff to touchdown, is releasing two new online products aimed primarily at FBOs and business aviation customers.
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