Alan Darrow is the vice president, CFO and secretary of NATA. As such, he is responsible for ensuring the overall financial health of the organization, and as secretary he serves as the staff coordinator to the board of directors. He directs
all the member-service programs, including workers compensation, NATA Safety 1st and the convention.
Aviation International News » June 2004
With the shakeup in leadership at NBAA, what are your thoughts on the role of NATA in the immediate future?
Jan. 1, 2006, is the date for the implementation of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Chapter 4 noise limits. The latest noise and emissions standards (European terminology uses “Chapter” to correspond with the U.S.
At the end of last month, Macquarie Bank of Sydney, Australia, entered into an agreement to purchase Executive Air Support, the Dallas-based group whose sole business is Atlantic Aviation. The transaction is valued at US$238 million. Combined with the five FBO AvCenters already owned by Macquarie, the deal for the 10 FBOs will triple the number of Macquarie-owned aircraft-service operations in the U.S.
After more than two years of declines, uncertainty and just plain hanging on, ground support equipment manufacturers are finally seeing their industry gaining strength and sales slowly increasing. Has the economic upturn they have all been waiting for quietly arrived?
Perhaps, but company leaders are not ready to celebrate just yet.
The FAA’s Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is designed to identify and correct dangerous operational situations that might not come to the attention of the agency or company management. The FAA introduced ASAP to pilots in 1996 in an effort to encourage them to disclose their errors and to identify the contributing factors.
Dallas-based Global Jet Shares, a fractional and jet membership card provider specializing in large-cabin business aircraft, named Mark Ozenick as its COO, with responsibilities for day-to-day operations and marketing and sales for the company.
Ozenick founded HeliFlite Shares, a helicopter fractional-ownership company.
BOMBARDIER LEARJET 25C, LEXINGTON, KY., AUG. 30, 2002–The captain’s addition of forward thrust during the landing rollout, resulting in a lack of braking effectiveness, was listed by the NTSB as the cause of a runway overrun accident by Learjet 25C N45CP. A factor was the captain’s inability to deploy the thrust reversers for undetermined reasons.
ROCKWELL COMMANDER 690A, BISHOP, CALIF., AUG.
CESSNA 425 CONQUEST I, SAN JOSE, CALIF., MARCH 6, 2002–At 10:35 a.m., Conquest I N444JV experienced a loss of control and broke up in flight in IMC. The aircraft was destroyed and the instrument-rated private pilot and two passengers were killed. The aircraft had departed Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV) in San Jose six minutes earlier and was en route to La Paz, Mexico, on an IFR flight plan.
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