Blackhawk Modifications (Booth No. C6516) signed another new dealer to its worldwide network of authorized installation and service centers for turboprop engine performance upgrades. Flying Colours of Peterborough, Ontario, and Chesterfield, Mo., joins Blackhawk’s roster of 77 authorized dealers for its upgraded engine installation programs.
Argus International has revamped its Charter Evaluation and Qualification (Cheq) system with a new user interface to ease searching, and unlimited TripCheqs. The new system allows users to search, manage and perform due diligence all in one program. Users can now search operators by Argus ratings, aircraft operator, aircraft model and geographic location.
Argus has partnered with JetVizor to allow users of the latter company’s free online charter marketplace and global directory to view Argus ratings for charter operators when searching charter data. There are now more than 400 Argus-rated charter providers, including 314 Gold, 25 Gold Plus and 85 Platinum-rated operators.
Argus International (Booth No. 4145) has revamped its Charter Evaluation and Qualification (Cheq) system with a new user interface to ease searching and unlimited TripCheqs.
Germany-based ACM Air Charter achieved IS-BAO Stage 1 registration
Charter operators that are rated by Argus can now run free TripCheq reports for any aircraft listed on that operator’s DO85. According to Argus, this allows charter customers to receive a TripCheq report, for U.S. and international trips, when they ask for a charter quote.
Miami-based Air Platinum Club–which until recently was touting membership options in its Gulfstream IV-SPs, exotic cars, a beachfront condo and a yacht–appears to have folded last month. Its Web site is no longer accessible without a password and a recording at its listed phone number reports that the line has been disconnected.
When Miami-based Air Platinum Club began operating last summer, CEO Mickael Cohen proclaimed, “Private air travel is here to stay.” But the club itself no longer appears to be. A few weeks ago, Air Platinum was touting flights within the continental U.S. and between Paris and major U.S.
Revised lower life cycles of certain rotating parts of the CFE738 engines on the Falcon 2000 prompted a proposed AD to require replacement of these parts before they reach the new reduced limits. Specifically, the HPT stage 1 aft cooling plates would have to be replaced on or before reaching 3,500 cycles since new (CSN). The HPT stage 2 disks would have to be replaced on or before reaching 2,700 CSN.
Nimbus Group, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. company that recently failed to obtain sufficient financing to complete its proposed purchase of 1,000 Eclipse 500 entry-level twinjets, and Miami-based Holding company Horizons Aviation have terminated their August letter of intent in which Horizons would own a controlling share of Nimbus.
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