Alaska Airlines started using precision required navigation performance (RNP) approaches into Juneau, Alaska, in 1996, and RNP has been used extensively by other airlines since that time.
Aviation International News » November 2011
Despite the deluge of negative news about Europe’s mounting financial crisis, things are not as bad as they might seem, according to Fabio Gamba, the new chief executive of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).
In preparation for its 12th Air Navigation Conference (ANC) this month, ICAO has proposed that to ensure international compatibility and performance improvements, individual member states base their future air traffic management (ATM) systems on a phased program of common aviation system block upgrades, implemented over consecutive five-year periods.
The ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 is expected to receive FAA certification this year, as originally predicted in the timeline for the program when it was unveiled.
Chromalloy has opened its newly renovated turbine engine repair center and service depot in San Diego. The expanded and remodeled engine center now offers turbine parts repair and overhaul, leasing services, workscope management and module refurbishment.
Offshore oil and gas operator CHC Helicopter has ordered 20 Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma medium twins and taken options on four more, with deliveries scheduled for 2012 to 2016.
Helitech organizers have axed the Portuguese edition of the event that was happening every other year. Two shows took place, in 2008 and 2010, at Cascais airport, near Lisbon. But the organizers now believe that Southern Europe economies are not strong enough to support the event, a source close to Reed Exhibitions told AIN. The company will now have to face some sort of competition.
J.A. Air Center, on Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, Ill., opened its doors in 1965. The company was originally based on Joliet Municipal Airport and was known as Joliet Aviation Electronics.“Shortly after start-up the name was changed to Joliet Avionics to reflect the newly emerging avionics industry,” Brad Zeman, the company’s president, told AIN.
Dublin, Ireland-based Milestone Aviation Group and CHC Helicopter have agreed on the sale-leaseback of five medium twins–two Sikorsky S-92s and three Eurocopter AS332L2 Super Pumas.
At Helitech 2011, Blue Sky Network (BSN) exhibited a renewed line of tracking devices that can help flight dispatchers to know, in real-time, where their fleet’s helicopters are. Through the SkyRouter web portal, they can receive regular updates on the aircraft’s altitude, heading and location, explained hardware engineer Steve Larson.