AINalerts » January 24, 2008

January 24, 2008 - 10:45am

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recently issued a sweeping recommendation that the EASA, FAA, Transport Canada and other aviation agencies amend requirements for the design and installation of electronic components in aircraft to take into account fluid and moisture contamination, as a source of common cause failures.

January 24, 2008 - 10:45am

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recently issued a sweeping recommendation that the EASA, FAA, Transport Canada and other aviation agencies amend requirements for the design and installation of electronic components in aircraft to take into account fluid and moisture contamination, as a source of common cause failures.

January 24, 2008 - 10:43am

International orders accounted for more than half of Gulfstream’s 2007 earnings and contributed to a 17.3-percent increase in net sales last year, to $4.8 billion, up from $4.1 billion in 2006. Operating earnings increased 25.8 percent, from $644 million in 2006 to $810 million last year.

January 24, 2008 - 10:43am

International orders accounted for more than half of Gulfstream’s 2007 earnings and contributed to a 17.3-percent increase in net sales last year, to $4.8 billion, up from $4.1 billion in 2006. Operating earnings increased 25.8 percent, from $644 million in 2006 to $810 million last year.

January 24, 2008 - 10:42am

Despite one aircraft manufacturer’s claims, “very light jets are only evolutionary, not revolutionary,” noted Arie-Willem Van Doome, COO of Netherlands-based air-taxi firm Bikkair, which started operations last week with a Cessna Citation Mustang. Speaking yesterday at the International Air Taxi Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Van Doome did credit VLJs as the “trigger and enabler” for a new breed of air-taxi operations.

January 24, 2008 - 10:42am

Despite one aircraft manufacturer’s claims, “very light jets are only evolutionary, not revolutionary,” noted Arie-Willem Van Doome, COO of Netherlands-based air-taxi firm Bikkair, which started operations last week with a Cessna Citation Mustang. Speaking yesterday at the International Air Taxi Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Van Doome did credit VLJs as the “trigger and enabler” for a new breed of air-taxi operations.

January 24, 2008 - 10:39am

With a year-end record backlog of $12.6 billion, up 48 percent from $8.5 billion at the end of 2006, Cessna will be able to weather any economic storm, parent company Textron said this morning during an investor conference call. “We’ve scoured the backlog pretty well, and we’re confident of the depth and strength of the backlog,” noted Textron chairman, president and CEO Lewis Campbell.

January 24, 2008 - 10:39am

With a year-end record backlog of $12.6 billion, up 48 percent from $8.5 billion at the end of 2006, Cessna will be able to weather any economic storm, parent company Textron said this morning during an investor conference call. “We’ve scoured the backlog pretty well, and we’re confident of the depth and strength of the backlog,” noted Textron chairman, president and CEO Lewis Campbell.

January 24, 2008 - 10:36am

Piaggio Avanti fractional provider Avantair has been steadily building its operation and is taking delivery of the twin turboprops as fast as Piaggio can make them. Next year it will expand its fleet in a different direction with the addition of entry-level Phenom 100 twinjets. We sat down with Avantair founder and CEO Steve Santo for an update on the company and to find out what his plans are for the new fleet type.

January 24, 2008 - 10:32am

Cessna Aircraft today announced it has received the green light from parent company Textron for development of a large-cabin, intercontinental aircraft that would expand the upper end of the Citation business jet line.

 

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