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.
At a media breakfast hosted by Swiss airline Skywork ahead of the annual conference of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), ERA director general Mike Ambrose said member airlines collectively recorded seven- to eight-percent growth last year, but that the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic ash cloud resulted in an “underlying” value of only 4 percent.
California-based New Bedford Panoramex (NBP) has contracted with the FAA to replace the aging incandescent bulb-powered precision approach path indicator (PAPI) systems at 100 airports around the country, according to the initial contract.
Cessna came out swinging against the Embraer challenge in late September and at the NBAA Convention last month, unveiling two additional Citations (with varying degrees of freshness) to confront two of the Brazilian manufacturer’s recent clean-sheet offerings.
The ERA assembly in Rome in September proved a high-profile event for Air Nostrum, as the Spanish airline won the ERA Airline of the Year gold award, and Carlos Bertomeu, the airline’s president and CEO, won reelection as vice president of the ERA board.
Signature Flight Support has signed an agreement with Frankfurt Airport authorities to open an FBO at Frankfurt Main International Airport. The new location, scheduled to open on December 11, will operate out of the airport’s general-aviation terminal and will offer the full range of the FBO chain’s products, including fuel coordination and concierge services.
When Bill Boisture walked through the doors at Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) in March 2009, he clearly understood the enormity of the challenge he’d accepted as leader of the newly privatized aircraft manufacturer.