Rolls-Royce today announced that it has successfully run the latest E3E (efficiency, environment, economy) core engine as part of its two-shaft research program, which is intended to develop future powerplants for business jets and single-aisle airliners. The latest core build produced “excellent results” during 40 hours of run trials at Stuttgart University’s altitude test facility, exceeding flight-envelope requirements, the company said.
AINalerts » May 27, 2010
Yesterday the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would mandate that all helicopters transiting the Long Island area of New York VFR use the North Shore Route. A voluntary overwater route was created in 2008 to address area resident noise complaints. The new rule would require civil helicopters flying along Long Island’s northern shoreline to follow this overwater route between waypoint VPLYD and Orient Point.
A recently released report from JetNet indicates that the pre-owned inventory of business jets and turboprops declined further last month, though the aviation information firm said the market still remains very much a buyer’s realm.
Heritage Aviation officially opened its environmentally green FBO at Burlington International Airport, in the Green Mountains of Vermont, last Thursday evening.
Today the FAA issued a final rule to require installation of ADS-B “Out” equipment by 2020 for aircraft flying in Class A, B and C airspace, essentially making equipage mandatory for business jets and turboprops. ADS-B Out has demonstrated initial operating capability in the Gulf of Mexico; Philadelphia; Juneau, Alaska; and at the UPS main hub in Louisville, Ky.