AINalerts » March 13, 2007

March 14, 2007 - 8:15am

A strengthening worldwide market for civil and military helicopters is responsible for keeping senior executives at engine-maker Rolls-Royce jubilant–but not satisfied.
Looking to the near-term future, Rolls-Royce views unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and emerging civil markets in China and India as the next big growth areas, according to Scott Crislip, president of helicopters and small gas turbine engines for the UK manufacturer.

March 13, 2007 - 12:36pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 European Business Aviation Award, which is to be presented during the seventh annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, to be held from May 22 to 25. The award is intended to honor individuals, companies or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of business aviation in Europe.

March 13, 2007 - 12:34pm

Because the Grob SPn Utility jet and the Embraer Phenom 300 weigh more than 12,500 pounds but less than 19,000 pounds, their respective manufacturers are requesting permission to certify the aircraft under the commuter category of Part 23 rather than the more stringent requirements of Part 25.

March 13, 2007 - 12:32pm

The Inspector General of the DOT says that as long as Congress continues to mandate funding the FAA out of general tax funds, aviation taxes can fully pay for ATC modernization efforts. AOPA believes this position is “verification from the federal government” of its financial analysis of the FAA’s current funding structure.

March 13, 2007 - 12:28pm

With a disclaimer that the move does not indicate endorsement, Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure officially introduced the Bush Administration’s plan for reauthorizing the FAA.

March 13, 2007 - 12:27pm

Cessna announced today that it is partnering with Winglet Technology of Wichita to offer the company’s patented elliptical winglets as a retrofit later this year for in-service Citation Xs. Though flight testing won’t begin until later this summer, Winglet Technology president Bob Kiser told AIN the design has been shown to “significantly improve performance” on hot days at higher elevations.

 

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