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Second heliport proposed for London

London City Airport (LCY) has broached the subject of an east London heliport to cater to the capital’s helicopter traffic.

Lugano finally gets a Permanent approach

Southern Switzerland’s Lugano Agno regional airport finally gained a permanent instrument approach procedure for Runway 1 on September 1, when the Swiss Fe

Middle East group plans second regional bizav show

The new Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is jointly promoting the new-format Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) conference and exhibitio

In The Works: Diamond D-Jet

Following initial flight-testing in late April, the Diamond D-Jet single-engine very light jet resumed flight testing after installation of its data acquis

Garmin reveals first retrofit packages for popular G1000

Garmin in late July announced plans for a retrofit version of the G1000 avionics system in the Beech King Air C90 through an STC program with Executive Bee
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In The Works: Comp Air 12

Comp Air of Merritt Island, Fla., last month unveiled plans to certify its 10-seat, all-composite Comp Air 12 turboprop single.

737 freighter damaged in go-around accident

Bringing new meaning to “crash ’n’ dash,” a Boeing 737 suffered damage during a go-around at the attempted conclusion of a night freight flight from Liege,

In The Works: Aerion SSBJ

After an initial round of meetings with potential OEM partners on its supersonic business jet (SSBJ), Aerion is refining its business case.

In The Works: Dassault Falcon 7X

The Falcon 7X flight-test program is progressing on schedule, with four of the trijets logging more than 850 hours during 275 test flights.

In The Works: Cessna Citation Mustang

Cessna began function and reliability (F&R) flight-testing on the Citation Mustang early last month, the last step before gaining type certification from t
Regulations and Government

Provisional certification: it’s still subject to change

Assuming the marketplace wants the aircraft, nothing is more important to
an aircraft manufacturer than FAA type certification–the government seal of

Awards & Honors: September 2006

Joshua Cunningham was awarded the 2006 Golden Eagle Scholarship from Pratt & Whitney in partnership with the Tuskegee Airmen.
Regulations and Government

Canada prepares for ATC regs transition

Transport Canada (TC), the government agency that regulates the country’s aviation activities, has presented its future policy philosophy in the recently p

Safety is the theme at the flight attendant conference

NBAA tried something new at its annual Flight Attendants Conference, held this year in Denver in June.
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Charter & Fractional

Charter under the microscope


Industry teams to address runway information issues

The Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 overrun accident at Chicago Midway Airport last December 8 has led to two significant developments for operators.
Maintenance and Modifications

2006 AIN Product Support Survey: Part Two - Engines

AIN’s readers this year have chosen CFM as the best provider of product support for turbofan engines (the CFM56s on Boeing Business Jets), and Pratt

King Air 300 sprouts winglets

BLR Aerospace expects to receive an STC for winglets for the King Air 300 in late summer or early fall.
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Airbus opens North American ACJ center at Miami facility

In a bid to boost sales of the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) in North and South America, Airbus last month opened a corporate jetliner center in the U.S.
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ERA 2006: Surging Baltic carriers manage big growth in small markets

Free trade, reorientation toward the West and tourism have all contributed to the fast development of air traffic in the Baltics.

FSF Launches New Safety Publication

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) of Alexandria, Va., has published the inaugural issue of Aviation Safety World, a monthly journal that replaces the seve
Charter & Fractional

CharterX Acquires Wyvern Auditors

CharterX, a large online charter facilitator, has acquired air charter audit firm Wyvern Consulting of Palmyra, N.J.
Maintenance and Modifications

Need Hawker Parts, Click Here

Arnoni Aviation Services of Houston and several other suppliers of products and services for Hawkers have formed the Hawker 125 Vendor Committee (www.hawke

ERA 2006: Airlinair taking full advantage of its turboprop's cost benefits

Airlinair is one of those rare regional airlines that have thrived while maintaining a true regional identity, serving mainly French domestic routes and op

To Err Is Human, But Can Be Dangerous

International authorities have noted repetitive oceanic errors recently, including “gross” navigation errors (25 nm or more), large altitude deviations (30

ERA 2006: Fuel crunch helps Lufthansa choose capacity over frequency

Lufthansa CityLine has begun operating the first of 12 new 84-seat Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets that by year-end will replace its ten 50-seat CRJ200s.

Phenoms Selling Phenomenally Well

“As of June 30, our executive jet firm order backlog stands at $1.25 billion,” Embraer chairman, president and CEO Maurício Botelho said last month.

ERA 2006: Regional line at last a solid contributor to Swiss profits

Larger aircraft and lower costs have produced a winning formula for Swiss International Airlines’ regional operations–despite high fuel prices not entirely

ERA 2006: Régional adds muscle with Europe’s first Embraer E190s

In the little more than five years since its formation, Air France domestic partner Régional has evolved from three distinct, ailing French domestic carrie

ERA 2006: Three-time Airline of the Year not content to rest on its laurels

A revolution in Binter Canarias’s approach to business and the Spanish carrier’s distinguished on-time performance record led to its selection, for the thi