AINalerts » December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011 - 6:30pm

The NBAA commended Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today for the stance she has taken against general aviation user fees in a November 28 letter to President Obama.

December 1, 2011 - 6:28pm

The FAA is awarding a total of $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies–Honeywell UOP, LanzaTech, Virent Energy Systems, Velocys, Honeywell Aerospace, Metron Aviation, Futurepast: Inc. and Life Cycle Associates–to help advance alternative commercial jet fuels.

December 1, 2011 - 6:27pm

The latest version of the NBAA Reimbursement of Flight Expenses for Owner-Pilots Handbook was released today.

December 1, 2011 - 6:24pm

Flood waters are subsiding at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport, but it could be another two months until the business aviation gateway is ready to reopen, according to Airports of Thailand. Meanwhile, local business aviation services group MJets is about to start repair work to its FBO at the airport.

December 1, 2011 - 4:57pm
Fire sock for lithium ion battery

The fiery failure of a lithium-ion battery powering an Apple iPhone 4 aboard Regional Express Flight ZL319 last Friday raises the specter of potential fire hazards because of the many li-ion-powered devices carried on aircraft.

December 1, 2011 - 4:54pm

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is voicing its concerns over the European Commission’s draft regulation for airport slot allocation. “The association is hugely disappointed that the EC, despite robust arguments against, has maintained a recast of its slot regulation…based solely on the number of passengers carried,” EBAA said.

December 1, 2011 - 4:52pm

The UK government has confirmed its intention to extend its existing air passenger duty (APD) to business aircraft users. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne confirmed the decision in his fall economic statement in parliament on Tuesday.

December 1, 2011 - 4:48pm
Bombardier’s Bizjet Deliveries and Earnings Up in 3Q

Bombardier Aerospace’s third-quarter revenues rose to $2.3 billion, up from $1.8 billion a year ago, thanks to more business jet deliveries and higher net selling prices, the Canadian aircraft manufacturer said today in its quarterly financial report. Bombardier delivered 43 business jets in the quarter, compared with 31 in the same period last year. The Challenger 605 led the gains in deliveries, with 10 of the large cabin twinjets handed ove

December 1, 2011 - 4:23pm

Pre-owned business aircraft inventories continued to decline in October, but asking prices–especially for jets–have yet to find a bottom, according to data released this week by industry research firm JetNet. Business jet inventory in October stood at 13.9 percent of the in-service fleet, down 1.3 percentage points from a year ago.

 

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