Aviation International News » April 2002

May 15, 2008 - 10:23am

General Electric’s Garrett Santa Barbara completion center, opened in mid-1999 for the express purpose of outfitting Boeing Business Jets, is scheduled to close next month following a troubled three-year history.

The announcement last month by GE was described as part of a decision by the parent company “to adjust its business activities to the current market conditions.”

May 15, 2008 - 10:21am

With the goal of promoting a better understanding of the needs and benefits of business aviation in the Asia/Pacific region, the newly formed Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) will prepare a professional brief to present to the civil aviation authorities throughout the region this year.

May 15, 2008 - 10:20am

AIN has learned that Dassault has reduced the size of the Falcon 7X-dedicated facility extension the company plans to build at its Bordeaux-Mérignac plant. In September, Dassault announced plans for an 18-position assembly hall. The plant was to be built in two phases for a total area of 290,000 sq ft (excluding offices).

May 15, 2008 - 10:18am

CESSNA 421B, NORMAN, OKLA., DEC. 10, 2000–The NTSB listed as the probable cause of this accident “the pilot’s failure to follow the instrument approach procedure and his continued descent below the prescribed minimum descent altitude (MDA).” Contributory factors were the pilot’s physical impairment from drugs, the low ceiling, fog and dark-night light conditions. The pilot and his passenger were killed in the accident.

May 15, 2008 - 10:14am

HAWKER SIDDELEY HS-125-700, JACKSON HOLE, WYO., DEC. 20, 2000–Two passengers and two pilots walked away from their substantially damaged aircraft after landing 195 ft left of the runway centerline. Night IMC prevailed for the ILS approach to Runway 18 into the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC).

May 15, 2008 - 10:10am

BELL 206L-1, NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA., FEB. 16, 2002–A pilot and his revenue passenger died while trying to land at the Spruce Creek Airport (7FL6), a residential air park six miles south of Daytona Beach (Fla.) International Airport. The Part 135 air-taxi flight, operated by Universal Air Service, originated from Orlando, Fla., at 0550.

May 15, 2008 - 10:08am

CESSNA 525A, NOVATO, CALIF., FEB. 7, 2002–According to preliminary NTSB reports, the 2001 CitationJet overran the runway at the Gnoss Field Airport (DVO). The pilot shot the GPS approach to Runway 13. ASOS reports at the time of the accident showed winds from 230 deg at 11 kt gusting to 17 kt.

May 15, 2008 - 10:06am

PIPER PA-31-350, HOLLYWOOD, FLA., JAN. 1, 2002–One passenger died and four others were seriously injured when the pilot was forced to ditch into the Atlantic Ocean after declaring a minimum fuel condition to Miami Center. The flight was en route from North Eleuthera Island to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). As the pilot received a handoff to the FLL tower, he declared an emergency.

May 15, 2008 - 10:04am

MITSUBISHI MU-300, CLEVELAND, OHIO, FEB. 10, 2002–Substantially damaged aircraft and uninjured pilots do not often go hand-in-hand but two pilots remained just so in an overrun at Cleveland Cuyahoga County Airport (CGF). The crew was landing after a Part 91 positioning flight from Palwaukee (Ill.) Airport (PWK) in night IMC, with snow and high winds.

May 15, 2008 - 10:01am

After a 10-day recess in mid-February, Congress returned to tackle a few of the pending major issues that have been subjected to heavy bipartisan views. The House passed its version of a campaign reform bill that sought to define the limitations of “hard” and “soft” money contributions. In the provisions of this bill, large, unregulated soft money donations would be banned by corporations, unions and individuals.

 
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