Airline

May 19, 2008 - 11:49am

Operators have until August 13 to comment on the FAA’s proposed long-term
solutions to the serious congestion and delay problems at New York La Guardia

May 19, 2008 - 11:45am

Eurocontrol has dropped plans to reform its formula for en route charges for air traffic control services. On June 26, the agency’s top management overturned recommendations from its possible pricing mechanism task force (PPMTF) to proceed with a formula based on a fixed-cost factor that would not take into consideration aircraft size or journey length.

May 19, 2008 - 10:27am

Some seven months after Signature Flight Support reached an agreement to acquire Ranger Aerospace and Ranger’s Aircraft Service International Group (ASIG), the deal has been completed. Culmination of the sale now means that Signature Flight Support’s airline fueling and handling operations represent half of the company’s business.

May 19, 2008 - 9:10am

Now, after being somewhat dormant on the subject for a number of years, the Federal Aviation Administration has expressed concern about airline pilot duty days, which according to the Federal Aviation Regulations allow for a 16-hr duty day with no more than eight hours flying time.

May 19, 2008 - 7:28am

Based on projections that airline flights at New York La Guardia Airport won’t return to their pre-September levels until the end of this summer, the FAA has extended the period for public comments on five long-term approaches to allocate capacity at LGA. The new comment period closes June 20.

May 19, 2008 - 6:08am

Maneuvering over Southern Florida and through busy Miami airspace on a classically warm and convective Thursday in March, an FAA test airplane spent several hours aloft exchanging more than 100 routine messages with ATC–all without the pilots or controllers having to utter a single word.

May 19, 2008 - 6:05am

Seattle-based Tenzing Communications announced a partnership with avionics manufacturer Baker Electronics to develop e-mail and information services for corporate aviation. Called CabinLink, the service is distributed by Baker through the company’s onboard LAN server. In addition to e-mail, users will be offered updated news, sports and other information through the service.

May 18, 2008 - 11:33pm

The 2008 EBACE show will be the biggest yet, but it isn’t size that sets the event apart, according to Eric Mandemaker, new chief executive of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).  “This is such a focused show, focused on exactly that side of aviation that interests us. It’s accessible,” he added.

May 18, 2008 - 12:04am

When Lufthansa started offering executive jet flights through its subsidiary Lufthansa Private Jet in March 2005, the intention was to carry first-class passengers to and from its hub airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich, providing a seamless connection with scheduled services. The airline was also offering point-to-point flights between some 1,000 European airports.

May 17, 2008 - 11:50pm

Blink has set the bar pretty high for itself in pledging to radically overhaul the business model for air taxi services in Europe with a fleet of Cessna Citation Mustang very light jets (VLJs). Its goal is little short of achieving the Holy Grail for the executive charter market: drastically reducing empty leg positioning flights.

 
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