As a new year begins, AIN’s editors reflect on the past year and the people and events that shaped the industry and filled these pages. Unlike previous years, when new-product announcements took center stage, last year industry issues–such as FAA funding, operational control of charter flights and the environment–garnered the lion’s share of attention and likely will continue to do so in the coming years.
Starting this month, AINonline.com brings updated defense news to readers via AIN Defense Perspective. This new feature, quickly accessible via the publication links in the column to the left, is provided by AIN's defense editor, Chris Pocock. The stories also appear in the Defense channel below and are archived for future search.
For the fifth year in a row, Gulfstream received highest honors in the AIN Product Support Survey. The Savannah-based manufacturer took the top spot among newer business jets, achieving the highest response ratings in six of nine categories rated, while its support of older models swept the older business jet group with the highest ratings in all nine categories.
Stephen Pope (right), AIN’s avionics editor and editor of our domestic show editions, won big at this year’s Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards, presented during the Paris Air Show last month. Pope won the Rockwell Collins Award for the best avionics submission with his article on synthetic vision in the June 2006 issue of AIN. He also came away with the Gulfstream Award for Aerospace Journalist of the Year.
Jennifer Harrington has joined AIN as a staff editor. Jennifer is a private pilot, and she put in five years as a newspaper reporter before serving as an aviation weather forecaster for the U.S. Navy.
The five-member board of directors of Air Security International (ASI) has fired Issy Boim after 15 years as president of the Dallas-based firm he founded. ASI provides corporate aviation security products and services. Boim told AIN that he was fired because of "political reasons," but he would not elaborate.
Latin America’s vast, varied geography cries out for business aviation, with key areas of economic activity separated by jungle, mountains and prairies. But the region’s financial woes have continued to impede the growth of this most flexible form of air transportation.
In a realignment of our management structure, Tony Romano, right, has been named publisher of Aviation International News and John McCarthy, center, has been elevated to group publisher for all AIN products, including Business Jet Traveler, AINtv, AINalerts and AINonline.
AIN avionics editor Stephen Pope won the Rockwell Collins award for Best Avionics Submission in the 2006 Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards for his article on the future of head-up display technology.
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