In its latest business jet market prediction covering the next 10 years, Forecast International calls for worldwide production of 11,277 business jets worth an estimated $197 billion. According to the report, total production will decline for the next two years to a low of 716 aircraft in 2011 before beginning its rise through the end of the forecast period.
AINalerts » November 19, 2009
A settlement has been reached in one of a number of lawsuits stemming from the September 2008 crash of a Learjet 60 in which Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein was injured. According to Los Angeles County Superior Court papers, the widow of pilot James Bland, who died in the Columbia, S.C.
Disclosing its financial results for the first three quarters of the year, Dassault on November 12 indicated that the backlog for Falcon business jets is still suffering from cancellations, while deliveries are much less affected. As of September 30, the 2009 order intake was negative, at minus €2 billion (approximately $3 billion), a number that includes Dassault’s civil and military activities.
Even though DOT Secretary Ray LaHood told the “Future of U.S. Aviation” forum last week that NextGen is not just an aviation or DOT issue, the Obama administration is sending differing signals about whether it would support a proposal for federal assistance for aircraft equipage.
Early this morning the FAA’s computerized system for loading flight plans failed, causing widespread traffic delays of up to 90 minutes and some airline flight cancellations. Between approximately 5:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. EST the Nadin (national airspace data interchange network) system failed at both its Atlanta and Salt Lake City locations due to a router problem.