Aviation International News » June 2011

May 28, 2011 - 9:20am

Business aviation cabin components specialist Starling Aerospace (SAI) has undertaken a project to design, build and certify a stateroom/lavatory in kit form for installation in a 757 configured for executive/VIP use.

The development will include variants for installation as standard in the Boeing Business Jet and Boeing 737, as well as 757s in a variety of locations within the cabin.

May 28, 2011 - 9:10am

SR Technics, best known for its maintenance, repair and overhaul business of 80 years, is expanding into the private aviation cabin completion and refurbishment business.

May 28, 2011 - 9:00am

The current pre-owned aircraft market can be defined as consistent as inventory continues to inch down, month-after-month. Many people regard this consistency to be welcome news, considering where the market was a couple of years ago.

May 28, 2011 - 9:00am

Like many others in the completion and refurbishment business, Duncan Aviation is ramping up as the sense of an industry recovery grows.

In the past two months, the Lincoln, Neb. completion and refurbishment, maintenance, overhaul and repair provider has introduced two new programs.

May 28, 2011 - 7:45am

Although House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John Mica said on May 11 that “significant progress” was being made in FAA reauthorization talks between House and Senate conferees, he conceded that Congress may have to pass another short-term extension to give negotiators more time to iron out differences between the two pieces of legislation.

May 28, 2011 - 6:10am

Preliminary Report: Indian Helicopter Crash Claims Five

May 28, 2011 - 4:05am

At the same time as the Southwest 737 Flight 812 debacle was unfolding–almost as rapidly as the fuselage skin tore off the aircraft shortly after departure from Phoenix–a book crossed my desk that could have been written for the aviation industry, and Boeing and Southwest in particular. But the FAA could also take a lesson.

May 27, 2011 - 8:50am

A joint effort by the FAA and industry aimed at integrating airspace and deconflicting traffic flows over major metropolitan areas is making progress, according to participants.

Study teams have completed work at the first two of 21 identified “metroplex” sites–metropolitan areas with multiple airports and municipalities–designated by the FAA through the Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) initiative.

May 27, 2011 - 6:15am

A Xi’an Aircraft MA60 operated by Indonesia’s Merpati Nusantara Airlines crashed on May 7 into Kaimana Bay, some 1,500 feet short of the Utarung Airport runway in Kaimana, West Papua province, killing all 25 occupants. The scheduled flight had originated in Sorong, West Papua, at 12:40 p.m. local time and crashed at about 2 p.m. in heavy rain and high winds.

May 27, 2011 - 5:20am

An amendment to Republic Airways’ capacity purchase agreement with Delta Air Lines will allow it to add six dual-class Embraer E170s to the Delta Connection network, Republic announced in late April. The move follows a previously announced amendment in January that added eight Republic E170s to its Delta capacity purchase agreement.

 
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