Aviation International News » July 2012

July 3, 2012 - 12:40am

An unusually warm winter and mild spring have given rise to some of the worst forest fires in the nation’s history, from Florida to California. Not even northern climes have been immune. In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Duck Lake fire destroyed 23,000 acres and 140 structures and denuded six miles of Lake Superior shoreline in late May. The most active fire to date has been the Whitewater-Baldy fire in New Mexico, which had consumed nearly 300,000 acres by mid-June after raging for more than a month.

July 3, 2012 - 12:25am

Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics, will retire at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by Phebe Novakovic, who was recently named the company’s president and COO.

July 2, 2012 - 5:10am

On May 21 the FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Part 145 repair stations intended to “modernize the regulations to keep pace with current industry standards and practices.” The new rules revise repair station ratings, certification requirements and how repair stations serve airlines.

July 2, 2012 - 4:35am
The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, held last year at Congonhas Airport, will be at the same venue in 2012 and organizers expect the site will be available again next year.

Coming off a successful 2011 show, organizers of the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) are anticipating a record for this year’s show in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 15 to 17.

July 2, 2012 - 4:20am
In addition to Learjets, Hawkeye also  services Westwinds, Challengers and Hawkers and is looking to add King Airs to its menu.

Bryan Alston and Tod Letteney, co-owners of Hawkeye Maintenance, based at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Colo., have been making plans to create the company for a long time. “Since 9/11 Tod and I have agreed that it’s a good time to plan a business so we would be poised to take advantage of the uptick in the market when it occurred,” Alston, president and co-owner, told AIN. In the past year the two “created a formal business plan, talked to some bankers and began looking for a hangar to start our business,” Alston said.

July 2, 2012 - 3:10am

Ontario’s Legislative Assembly will continue its hearings over the summer into alleged performance failings and mismanagement at the Canadian province’s government-funded air-ambulance service known as “Ornge.” The hearings started on March 28 and, as of press time, it was unclear when Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPPs) would issue their final report into what appears to have gone badly wrong after Ontario’s Liberal Party-led government gave overall control of the service to privately owned Ornge.

July 2, 2012 - 2:15am

London’s Stansted Airport is set to get a fourth FBO, with The Diamond Hangar scheduled to open in time for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games on July 27. The new venture is trading on the Aero Toy Store brand, and its main shareholder is Ben Shirazi, son of the U.S. aircraft sales and completions group’s founder, Morris Shirazi.

July 1, 2012 - 6:00am

In September 2010, the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that the recession had ended in June 2009 and a recovery was under way.

July 1, 2012 - 5:55am

Preliminary Report: Turboprop Single Crashes from Altitude

Pilatus PC-12, Lake Wales, Fla. June 7, 2012–A PC-12 on a Part 91 IFR flight, last reported in cruise flight at FL260, crashed near Tampa, Fla. The flight was en route from St. Lucie County Airport in Fort Pierce, Fla., to Freeman Field, Junction City, Kan.

July 1, 2012 - 5:55am

Preliminary Report: Turboprop Single Crashes from Altitude

Pilatus PC-12, Lake Wales, Fla. June 7, 2012–A PC-12 on a Part 91 IFR flight, last reported in cruise flight at FL260, crashed near Tampa, Fla. The flight was en route from St. Lucie County Airport in Fort Pierce, Fla., to Freeman Field, Junction City, Kan.

 
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