The SJ30 twinjet saga has taken another interesting twist in the wake of last year’s bankruptcy filing of the aircraft program’s current owner, Emivest Aerospace. The parent company of one of the SJ30’s airframe parts suppliers, Metalcraft Technologies of Cedar City, Utah, has emerged as a “stalking horse” bidder for Emivest’s assets and has submitted a purchase agreement to buy the manufacturer for $7.625 million.
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Transportation Security Administration general aviation manager Brian Delauter told attendees at the National Air Transportation Associationπs FBO Leadership Conference early last month that he hopes the newest version of the Large Aircraft Security Program (Lasp) will be ready for release in early April.
The Transportation Security Administration has transferred authority over the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) from its security operations office to its general aviation division under the leadership of GA manager Brian Delauter.
Speaking at the National Air Transportation Association's FBO Leadership Conference this week in Savannah, Ga., Transportation Security Administration general aviation manager Brian Delauter told attendees that he hopes the new iteration of the Large Aircraft Security Program (Lasp) will be ready for release within the next 60 days.
An article in The Atlantic magazine alleging that general aviation security is lax to nonexistent prompted an outcry from GA organizations last month.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added three new gateway airports for general aviation flights headed for Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA). Screening under the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) will now take place at the Signature Flight Support FBOs at Newark Liberty (EWR), Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) and Jacksonville International (JAX) airports.
A senior member of both the House aviation subcommittee and Homeland Security Committee is urging the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to re-open Washington, D.C.’s South Capitol Street Heliport (09W) to civilian traffic. In a letter late last year to TSA administrator John Pistole, U.S. Rep.
The Transportation Security Administration confirmed to general aviation organizations that a new proposal for GA security will not target small airports. Instead, the plan is expected to concentrate on aircraft.
In the view of NBAA chairman Patrick Cunningham, members of Congress began to listen to business aviation when the industry talked about jobs in their constituents’ districts and “when we communicate to them that the average business aircraft is not necessarily a Gulfstream jet or a BBJ.” Many legislators were surprised to find that the average business aircraft is a King Air and may be supporting a medium-size company and it might be vital to
The NTSB has cast broad blame for the Aug. 8, 2009, fatal midair between a privately piloted Piper Lance departing Teterboro and a Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS350BA flying an air tour that killed nine over the Hudson River near Hoboken, N.J.