StandardAero Augusta (Georgia) is the most recent incarnation of an operation that has provided maintenance services to the business aviation community for nearly 40 years.
Aviation International News » July 2010
The addition of the Honeywell Primus Apex integrated avionics system to the NG version of the venerable Pilatus PC-12 turboprop single has made an already solid airplane even better.
ARSA Cautions Clinton on Aviation Exports
For many years, AAR Aircraft Services has operated the sole FBO at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport, and it seems that activity is heating up at
the field. First, the grand opening of AAR’s new FBO there is planned for
this month, and dignitaries including Oklahoma governor Brad Henry and Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett have been invited to participate. In addition, FBO chain Atlantic Aviation is building a new FBO.
MILLION AIR OPENS FACILITY IN SAN BERNARDINO
The Mexican-registered twinjet was substantially damaged when it departed the runway on takeoff from Eagle County Regional Airport en route to Chihuahua, Mexico. The airport manager told investigators that the jet’s left main landing gear tire “blew” during the departure roll, and the captain was unable to stop the airplane in the remaining distance.
Following an electrical system anomaly, the French-registered turboprop twin, operated by Air Alizé, sustained substantial damage after making a successful gear-up landing at Nadia Airport on the Pacific island. The two pilots and two passengers were uninjured. The French Bureau of Investigation and Analysis is conducting the accident inquiry.
The single-engine turboprop was destroyed but its ATP-certified pilot was unharmed when it departed the runway after touchdown at Montgomery County Airpark. The pilot told investigators that after he crossed the runway threshold at 81 knots and touched down normally, the TBM began to drift to the left. He attempted unsuccessfully to correct the drift by applying right rudder, and then began a
The pilot told investigators that after takeoff he experienced a primary trim failure but continued to his destination airport using secondary trim. During final approach in clear daylight conditions, the pilot reported difficulty locating traffic and noticed his airspeed was too high to lower the landing gear. After spotting the preceding aircraft on short final, he “continued working the trim” using toggle switches on the center pedestal.
The NTSB has ruled that the air traffic controller’s failure to monitor the runway environment properly caused the accident between the landing Citation II/SP and a mowing tractor that was attempting to cross the runway. Contributing
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