Continuing the recent trend of major oil companies scaling back their general aviation commitments, ExxonMobil announced it has decided to cease providing general aviation fuels in the U.S. The fuel conglomerate stated the move “pertains only to its U.S.
Aviation International News » September 2011
NetJets lost some of its creative energy in July when Marquis Jet founder and former CEO Kenny Dichter resigned as vice chairman of the company.
It took the furloughing of 4,000 “nonessential” FAA employees and the idling of 70,000 airport construction workers for the Senate to finally vote on the 21st extension of FAA programs and funding early last month.
Almost 70 percent of unionized Hawker Beechcraft machinists voted in favor of a five-year work contract that increases benefit costs, maintains pensions and gives raises in the third through fifth year of the deal.
With the U.S., Australia, Canada and China having expressed objections to the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), now China and Russia are said to be soliciting other nations to help oppose the European plan.
Britain’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills is loaning AgustaWestland $36 million to support the new AW169 medium twin helicopter program that is based in Yeovil, UK. AW estimates a market for 1,000 AW169s over the next 25 years. Customer deliveries are slated to begin in 2015.
Amid allegations of public funds being used by an airport authority to compete against a privately owned FBO, Southwest Florida International Airport-based FBO and MRO services provider PrivateSky Aviation has sued its landlord, the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA). In its complaint filed with the U.S.
Mitsubishi Aircraft’s official launch of the proposed 100-seat MRJ100X will likely have to wait at least another year–or until after the first flight of the 88-seat MRJ90 some time in the middle of next year, as the company waits for the European airline market to show more tangible signs of recovery.
In the days and weeks leading up to the August 2 changes that eliminated the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program, which for a decade had allowed Part 91 operators to suppress their flight information at online flight tracking websites, a number of business aircraft pilots were eager to find an alternative. And they quickly found a free-market solution.
As the lawsuit over the dismantling of the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program moves toward a hearing before a federal district court judge, NBAA and AOPA have established a legal defense fund for people and companies to help defray expenses the two associations incur.