In AIN’s first survey of smartphone use by aviators, 82 readers participated. The top three most popular platforms are RIM’s BlackBerry, with 41 respondents, followed by Apple’s iPhone at 36 and Android phones at nine. The greatest daily use of smartphones for flying jobs is e-mail (89.9 percent), checking weather (82.3 percent) Web access (54.4 percent) and flight planning and dispatching (both at 49 percent).
AINalerts » July 15, 2010
In written testimony delivered yesterday to the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen repeated the business aviation community’s support for legislative proposals to renew bonus depreciation for investments in strategic business assets, including aircraft. The committee held a hearing yesterday about extending the bonus depreciation for business investments that expired last year.
The new passenger terminal at the London Heliport officially opened on Tuesday. The facility is operated and managed by PremiAir on behalf of its parent company, von Essen Group, which is due to open its new Hotel Verta at the same site in September. Located at Battersea on the south bank of the Thames River, the London Heliport remains the UK capital’s sole licensed heliport.
Some 325 Cessna Citations will take part in the sixth Special Olympics Citation airlift over the next two Saturdays in Lincoln, Neb. According to the Wichita aircraft manufacturer, one Citation will land or take off every two minutes for 10 hours each of these days as part of the Special Olympics USA National Games. More than 800 athletes from around the U.S.
NBAA vice president for safety, security and regulation Doug Carr, representatives from five NBAA member companies and other industry groups met with Brian Delauter, manager of the TSA’s general aviation branch, recently to discuss obstacles to business aviation traffic at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).