Embraer’s Orlando Neto tells AINtv that the company is ready to meet evolving fleet needs in the air transport industry. Click here to view.
AINalerts » April 22, 2008
The FAA recently suspended the repair station certificate of Weco Aerospace Systems of Burbank, Calif. Weco, acquired by Gulfstream Aerospace a year ago, was an FAA Part 145 and EASA repair station with Class 1, 2 and 3 accessory and Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 instrument ratings, supporting the corporate, helicopter, airline and military aircraft industries.
Recently released documents from the NTSB’s investigation into the crash of a Cessna Citation II (N550BP) that plunged into Lake Michigan on June 4 last year, killing all six people aboard, reveal that a control-wheel electrical cable had not been replaced, as per a 1992 Service Bulletin from the OEM.
Two new investors have invested in HIG Transport Holdings, the holding company that owns Cleveland-based fractional-share provider Flight Options. Resilience Capital Partners, based in Cleveland, and Directional Aviation Capital of nearby Richmond Heights now own a minority stake in HIG Transport Holdings.
Eclipse Aviation is breaking new ground again, but this time it’s in the California courts.
At the recent Sun ’n’ Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla., Piper Aircraft v-p of sales and marketing Bob Kromer and Cirrus Design CEO Alan Klapmeier told AIN about the progress of their respective single-engine jet prototypes. Both companies’ airplanes are nearly complete and will soon be in the air.
Piper Aircraft and Cirrus Design are neck and neck on progress with their respective single-engine very light jet prototypes, and the two competing airplanes could fly within days of each other in July. Workers at Cirrus are finishing V1 (the “V” stands for “verification”), an aerodynamically conforming–but not entirely systems conforming–Cirrus Jet prototype.