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Tuninter Crash Pilots Get 10-Year Jail Sentence

A court in Palermo, Sicily, has sentenced Capt.

ATR confident it can weather the storm

ATR took in record revenues of $1.3 billion in 2008 and says that despite the financial crisis it will top that figure this year.

First showing in region for VIP Airbus ACJ

The Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) on display here at the MEBA show is the first to be shown with a true VIP interior.
Charter & Fractional

European charter operator expands fleet of turboprops

Despite its name, Luxembourg-based Jetfly is a fractional ownership aircraft program that uses single-engine turboprops exclusively.

Weak dollar forcing some companies out of Europe

While orders notched by European aerospace OEMs and suppliers in the last year have reached record levels, the continued weakness of the U.S.

Despite design milestones, Snecma still seeks Silvercrest launch platform

Snecma remains “very satisfied” with the performance of its Silvercrest core engine demonstration program despite its failure to secure a launch platform f

Airbus finds growing market for its corporate widebodies

Airbus, to date, has sold more than 100 single-aisle airplanes in executive configuration, including its first double-deck A380 “Flying Palace” and, in the
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Piaggio to double Avanti production

Italy’s Piaggio Aero has introduced a third cabin choice for its six- to seven-seat Avanti II twin-turboprop, and expects to almost double production this

Safran shifting its focus to ‘more-electric’ technology

French aerospace conglomerate Safran (Booth No.

Pilatus boosts capacity of PC-12NG production

Fresh from the announcement by Pilatus (Booth No.

French Riviera airport sets sights on business aviation

Le Castellet International Airport, the first private business aviation facility on
the Côte d’Azur, has hung another lure on its line to attract bus

With its new terminal complete, Le Bourget plans next project

Dassault Aviation and Unijet, two companies that have a long history at Paris Le Bourget, have been selected to operate from the new terminal at the dedica

New Paris Terminal Opened for Regionals

Air France and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on September 8 inaugurated a new terminal designed to consolidate traffic operated by the flag carrier’s thr
Charter & Fractional

Germany’s DC Aviation fleet aims high

Germany’s DC Aviation, in a bid to become Europe’s largest operator of private jets, last month took delivery of a new Gulfstream G450, bringing its fleet

Negotiations continue in Socata, Daher pairing

Recent industry scuttlebutt that Daher Aerospace will take a majority stake in EADS Socata is likely to be confirmed next month following “exclusive negoti

ATR mulls options for larger turboprop

French-Italian regional turboprop manufacturer Avions de Transport Régional (ATR) is considering a new aircraft to complement its 46/50 passenger ATR 42 an

Safran gets ready for ‘more electric aircraft’

France’s Safran group plans to embark on a restructuring effort to better advance the so-called more electric aircraft concept and the increased applicatio

Dassault troubled over effects of weak dollar

Dassault Aviation CEO Charles Edelstenne is confident about the future of the French company’s broadening line of Falcons as it ramps up completion efforts

Aircelle aims for foothold in next-gen narrowbodies

After missing out on key program selections for the new Airbus A350XWB and Boeing 787 programs, French nacelle maker Aircelle is laying plans for what

French industry calls on Sarkozy to fulfill his promise

French aerospace orders last year remained at record levels but the long-term weakness of the U.S.

French regional files suit against SAir Group

Air Littoral, one of the three French regional airlines sold by SAirlines this summer, has filed a lawsuit in Switzerland to recover funds owed to it by th

Air Bretagne files for bankruptcy

French regional airline Air Bretagne has gone into financial observation after filing for bankruptcy.

CCM bucks the trend by relaxing ties with Air France

Compagnie Corse Méditerranée (CCM) Airlines, the French regional airline that specializes in routes between France and Corsica, wants to buck a trend estab

Air Liberté/AOM’s future now in hands of bankruptcy court

The future of the SAirGroup’s troubled French regional airline subsidiaries hung in the balance as the Swiss airline conglomerate awaited a decision from t

Reims introduces new turboprop twin

France’s Reims Aviation, one of the few remaining independent aircraft manufacturers and structure subcontractors in Europe, last month launched the F406 M
Charter & Fractional

New executive terminal built at Paris Le Bourget

France’s prime business aviation gateway is set to pass the next stage in its ongoing redevelopment when a new executive terminal opens at Paris Le Bourget

Barcelona Gets Improved Bizav Terminal

The Spanish airports and air navigation authority (AENA) has granted Executive Airlines a license as one of two companies to manage Barcelona El Prat Airpo
Charter & Fractional

Executive Airlines soars on charter growth curve

Executive Airlines (Booth No.

Silvercrest still on target for 2011

Though still without a launch program for its new 9,500- to 12,000-pound thrust engine, Snecma reports good progress in developing its new Silvercrest powe