Latest

All AIN news by date

Maintenance and Modifications

Part Two: Renovation Hardware

In these pages last month, a relatively lackluster but functional 1991 Falcon 900 pushing 11,000 hours began its journey through the fountain of youth.
Article image
Aircraft

Avanti Weighs in with Mtow Increase

The Piaggio Avanti has received an FAA-approved handbook change for a 550-pound mtow increase.
Charter & Fractional

Avantair: The Little Fractional That Could

Piaggio Avanti fractional provider Avantair is fast becoming a major player in the industry.
Regulations and Government

Part 23 10-min. OEI method proposed

The FAA released a draft policy that would offer a streamlined way for manufacturers of Part 23 multi-engine turbine airplanes–including very light jets–to
Charter & Fractional

The New Breed of Jet Cards

Last month, Flight Options and Flexjet began offering tiered-pricing jet cards
that provide steep discounts for not flying during peak periods.
Accidents

Hawker goes out of control

The NTSB is investigating the May 4 upset of a Raytheon Aircraft-owned Hawker 800A near Lincoln, Neb., during a post-maintenance stall test.
Aircraft

Lack of recorders impedes probe

The final NTSB report on the Dec.
Aircraft

New Gulfstream to grow in girth?

When he announced first-quarter results, Nicholas Chabraja, chairman and CEO of Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics, said that new Gulfstreams will
Charter & Fractional

Fractionals: Evolution in action

Twenty years after its birth, the fractional concept is finally a mainstream part of the business aviation industry.
Article image
ATC

Crew, ATC cited in Learjet CFIT

In its final report released late last month, the NTSB concluded that a combination of flight crew and ATC deficiencies led to a controlled flight into ter
Regulations and Government

Don’t Rest, Send Comments on Rest Rules

Comments are due July 10 on an FAA request for comments on Part 135 duty, flight and rest time rules.

CBAA touts success of designee program

An upbeat Rich Gage, president of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), told attendees at the annual general meeting at its Montreal conventio
Airports

Congress restores airport funds

As many predicted, the House Appropriations Committee restored the nearly $1 billion that the Bush Administration stripped from the Airport Improvement Pro
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault M&O focuses on product-support services

Dassault Aviation highlighted its renewed emphasis on product support at this year’s Falcon Jet Maintenance and Operations meeting.
Aircraft

Pilatus Launches Regional PC-12 Meetings

Pilatus Business Aircraft, the Colorado-based subsidiary of the Swiss company, is launching a series of one-day regional conferences for owners and operato
Accidents

Fatal King Air Crash Under Investigation

The NTSB is investigating the June 12 fatal crash of King Air A90 N7043G.
Avionics

‘Public Should Pay More of ATC Costs’

In the war of words between the airlines and general aviation about who should pay how much for ATC services, Pogo CEO Robert Crandall argues that the gene
Charter & Fractional

Pogo a No Go for a While

Very light jet air-taxi hopeful Pogo will likely “not launch operations before 2009,” according to company CEO and former American Airlines boss Robert Cra
Accidents

Final Reports Posted on NTSB Web Site

The NTSB recently posted on its Web site final reports on its investigations into two fatal business jet accidents.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Midcoast Delivers Its First Global 5000

Midcoast Aviation earlier this year delivered the first Global 5000 to be completed outside Bombardier’s factory completions center in Montreal.
ATC

JPDO needs road map to meet ATC challenges

In response to questions submitted by members of the House subcommittee on space and aeronautics, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said recently
Article image
Accidents

Fatal Learjet Crash Under Investigation

At press time, the NTSB had not issued its preliminary report on the June 2 accident involving Learjet 35 N182K, which crashed in Baker Cove a few hundred
ATC

DOT Auditing Controller Hiring Efforts

The DOT Inspector General is auditing the FAA’s progress in implementing its plan to hire approximately 12,500 new controllers to replace those expected to
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Expands Mx Programs

Beginning last month, buyers of any new Bombardier business jet can opt for a new cost-per-flight-hour maintenance support program.
Regulations and Government

Canada Releases Aviation Strategy Plan

Transport Canada recently released “Flight 2010,” a strategy plan for enhancing the safety levels of the country’s civil aviation sector over the next five
Regulations and Government

FAA Just Says No to Public Access

To encourage more industry participation in its voluntary disclosure reporting program (VDRP), the FAA is proposing that information provided to the agency
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Gore Gets the Business from Airbus

Gore Design Completions of San Antonio is the second U.S.
Regulations and Government

Comments Due on Limitations NPRM

July 17 is the deadline to submit comments on an FAA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to require OEMs of aircraft with mtow of more than 75,000 pounds
ATC

NATCA promises to fight new FAA-imposed contract

Efforts by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) to force resumption of contract talks with the FAA through congressional maneuverings f

Bizav Veteran Bill Boisture Joins Carlyle

Former Gulfstream and NetJets Aviation executive Bill Boisture has resurfaced at Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group as a senior a
Article image