Regional airlines and politicians hope a new European Commission report on passenger rights expected this month will lead to clearer rules and more effective enforcement in some countries. The EC has acknowledged that European Union regulations introduced to ensure compensation and assistance for airline passengers facing denied boarding, flight cancellations or long delays involve “imprecise text.”
Huey Lewis and the News will headline this year’s NBAA Benefit Gala tonight in the Murphy Ballroom at the Georgia World Congress Center.
“Do You Believe in Love,” “The Heart of Rock and Roll” and “The Power of Love” from the soundtrack to the movie Back to the Future are the band’s best-known hits from the 1980s.
Don Baldwin has led the Texaco and Coca-Cola flight departments and served as chairman of NBAA’s board of directors. This week, he’s in Atlanta to introduce a flight ops mentoring program that he and his staff at Baldwin Aviation Safety and Compliance (Booth No. 2840) are in the final stages of developing.
Zenda Leather (Booth No. 8923) may be a new name in the aviation industry, but the company’s assorted line of leather upholstery is well known to automobile and furniture manufacturers.
StarterGenerator.com of The Woodlands, Texas, is at Booth No. 2921 to publicize its aftermarket support for Bombardier Learjet 60 engine and APU starter-generators. As distributor for Unison and its Aircraft Parts Corp. subsidiary, StarterGenerator.com now maintains an inventory of factory-new and factory-overhauled Unison Learjet 60 starter-generators. Units are warehoused in Houston and ready for immediate dispatch worldwide.
Aero Specialties (Booth No. 1639) introduced a self-contained, remote-control towing device designed to allow a single operator to position an aircraft safely. Called the iTowbot, the tug can handle aircraft up to 15,000 pounds gross weight.
While this year’s NBAA Convention commemorates the association’s 60th anniversary, show planners are taking advantage of its Atlanta location to celebrate another milestone–the centennial of powered flight in Georgia.
Joe Lombardo took over as president of Gulfstream Aerospace last April, inheriting the reins to a company in the midst of an unprecedented sales boom and an exploding global market for business jets.
New technology and tactics are changing flight training against the backdrop of a declining pilot base, fewer student pilot starts and a shortage of flight instructors.
The European general aviation industry has created a counterpart to the U.S. General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) in an effort to head off the threat posed by a barrage of new EU regulations.