Due to increasing customer demand, fractional aircraft provider NetJets Europe yesterday said it has worked with aircraft manufacturers to accelerate delivery of 39 new business jets worth more than $715 million.
AINalerts » January 15, 2008
Honeywell late last week received FAA designation as a consultant for Required Navigation Performance Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required (RNP SAAAR) operational approvals. The move closely follows approval early this month for PlaneView-equipped Gulfstreams to fly RNP SAAAR procedures, which allow more precise approaches and departures, increasing operational efficiency and reducing operating costs, noise and emissions.
On Saturday, Boca Raton, Fla.-based DayJet reached its 100th day since starting per-seat on-demand service in the Southeast with its fleet of 28 Eclipse 500 very light jets. Company president and CEO Ed Iacobucci told AIN that DayJet is still “just getting booted up” and that he remains cautiously optimistic.
Business aviation saw a decline in accidents and incidents last year, from 60 in 2006 to 56 in the following year, but fatal accidents involving U.S.-registered business jets and turboprops increased to 18 from 17 the year before, according to an annual summary of accidents and incidents released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.
Even before it announced an order for 30 Cessna Citation Xs and 80 Bombardier Challenger 300s at the NBAA Convention in September, XOJet was busy blurring the lines between fractional and charter operations. To find out more about the company’s unique business plan and future growth, AIN spoke with XOJet chief strategy and marketing officer Nick Solinger.
Eclipse Aviation president and CEO Vern Raburn announced yesterday that Etirc Aviation is deepening its partnership with Eclipse with an equity investment of more than $100 million, an agreement to add countries to Etirc’s Eclipse 500 sales and support network and the right to manufacture the very light jet within its expanded network area. According to Raburn, the new funds will help the company continue its growth in New Mexico.