Aviation International News » November 2011

November 2, 2011 - 12:35am
RNP Deployment

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.

November 1, 2011 - 5:50pm

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).

November 1, 2011 - 3:50pm

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.

November 1, 2011 - 1:10pm
Gulfstream G650 tail

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.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

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.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Papi equipment

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.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
The new Citation Latitude essentially mates a new, standup fuselage and Garmin G

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.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Carlos Bertomeu

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. 

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

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.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

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.