Jeppesen introduced a new Web-based charting solution for the business aviation market. Dubbed Jeppesen eChart Viewer, the online product allows chart access from anywhere in the world and includes an auto-update service that eliminates the need for manual chart updates. Pilots can also print charts on-the-go from any computer, as well as use the included preflight planning tool.
AINalerts » November 2, 2010
The French helicopter lobby association, UFH, is voicing concern about two new sets of rules recently released by the country’s civil aviation authority, the DGAC. UFH says the rules will jeopardize the economic viability of many helicopter operators, not to mention contradict current rules. The first national regulation now prohibits training flights that involve repetitive maneuvers from flying near densely populated areas.
Bombardier Aerospace officially inaugurated its new Learjet 85 component manufacturing facility at the Queretaro Aerospace Park in Mexico. Construction of the 185,000-sq-ft center was completed in July, and fabrication of development parts started soon afterward. Parts for the first Learjet 85 are now being fabricated, Bombardier said.
Forecast demand for executive charter flights over the next 30 days is slightly down from a month ago, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode. As of November 1, the forward-looking demand index produced by the Sweden-based group was 92.83, about 2 points below where it stood on October 1. However, this month’s demand index is still about 32 points ahead of where it was 12 months ago.
On Friday, Embraer reported a $98.5 million profit in the third quarter, up from $58 million a year ago, despite delivering 22 percent fewer aircraft. The São Paulo, Brazil-based company delivered 44 aircraft in the quarter (24 executive jets and 20 airliners), for a total of 154 aircraft shipped in the first nine months.