The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has partnered with AIC Title Service to offer a program that will help aviation businesses and individuals comply with new FAA requirements to re-register all aircraft. In July, the FAA published a final rule that will require all currently U.S.-registered aircraft to complete an aircraft re-registration according to a specific schedule over the next three years.
AINalerts » September 2, 2010
The FAA yesterday issued Draft Advisory Circular 20-147A, which provides new guidance to aircraft manufacturers on compliance with regulations covering engine induction system icing and engine installation ice requirements. The new guidance will replace AC20-147A, which was last revised in 2004. Comments on the draft AC are due by November 1 and can be sent to the FAA's John Fisher.
Forecast demand for executive charter flights has softened slightly for the second consecutive month, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode. As of August 31, the demand index produced by the Sweden-based group was 93.07, slightly more than 17 points down from where it had stood 30 days earlier. However, this was still almost 32 points above the 61.36 demand index recorded a year earlier.
“There’s a fair amount of caution out there, but we're seeing steady activity at our aerospace division, which consists of Gulfstream and Jet Aviation,” Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of Gulfstream and Jet Aviation parent company General Dynamics, said yesterday at the Morgan Stanley Global Industrials Unplugged Conference. Backlog for current-production large-cabin Gulfstreams is “about where we want to be” at 18 months, he noted.