AINalerts » November 2, 2006

November 16, 2006 - 4:31am

After operating below the radar for several years, Maverick Jets, now headquartered in Jackson, Wyo., revealed it is working on a next-generation Maverick Leader called the SmartJet. The five-seat, twin-turbofan, all-composite SmartJet has a planned mtow of 4,160 pounds, an empty weight of 2,150 pounds, a normal cruise speed of 277 knots at 22,000 feet and a max range of 1,250 nm.

November 16, 2006 - 4:30am

In an October 24 letter to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) president James Coyne asked the agency to form an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) to address industry concerns regarding its impending rule to require commercial and fractional jet pilots to perform landing distance assessments at the time of arrival.

November 16, 2006 - 4:28am

Within days of the Teterboro Challenger crash and weeks before the NTSB released recommendations as a result of its investigation into the accident, the FAA had started its scrutiny of air-taxi operators, which continues today.

November 16, 2006 - 4:26am

The Safety Board determined that factors contributing to the Teterboro Challenger accident were Platinum Jet Management’s conduct of charter flights without FAA certification, false representation of itself as a charter operator and its failure to ensure that all for-hire flights were conducted in accordance with Part 135.

November 16, 2006 - 4:22am

In a final report adopted Tuesday, the NTSB concluded that the probable cause of the Feb.

 

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