The Aviation Maintenance Training Institute of Winter Park, Fla., last month went online with its Cessna Citation Forum (www.cessnacitationforum.com). The goal of the forum, said its organizer, is to provide a venue for Citation operators and owners to discuss operational and maintenance topics. There is no charge to participate in the forum.
As an added revenue source, Stevens Aviation in Greenville, S.C., plans to officially launch its Heritage Program at the NBAA Convention this fall.
The program, said Randy Znamenak, v-p of sales and marketing, will target “undervalued corporate jets and turboprop aircraft” to be purchased and upgraded by Stevens for resale. “We’re currently looking at some Cessna and Raytheon products that have great upside potential.
Pratt & Whitney Canada and Cessna announced at the Paris Air Show PowerAdvantage Plus (PA+), an expanded pay-by-the-hour maintenance program for P&WC-powered Citations. This jointly developed program will provide Citation operators “with the opportunity to enter into a pay-by-the-hour program that covers parts, rental engines and engine shop labor, in addition to certain consumables,” the two companies said.
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This is the Special Olympics athletes’ oath, and Citation owners and operators can help give them a chance to make the attempt.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has entered an agreement with Cessna Aircraft to offer PowerAdvantage Plus (PA+), an expanded pay-by-the-hour maintenance program for Cessna Citation operators.
The impressive long-term economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region over the past few decades has not yet yielded a commensurate growth in business aviation. The number of business jets registered in the region has increased by barely 8 percent over the last 10 years, according to London-based aviation consulting group Airclaims.
The new FlightSafety International Learning Center at Farnborough Airport, UK, received its first group of pilots on July 18. They were trained using the facility’s three Cessna Citation Bravo simulators.
Textron’s second-quarter revenues of $3.2 billion were up 26 percent from last year, driven primarily by double-digit gains at Bell and Cessna. Bell segment revenues increased $199 million and profit was up $12 million due to higher V-22 Osprey revenue. At Cessna, revenues grew by $410 million, to $910 million, due to higher Citation, single-engine, Caravan and pre-owned aircraft deliveries, as well as the consolidation of CitationShares.
Fractional provider CitationShares recently announced three new programs for its customers. Preferred Positioning lets customers book and purchase–at a steep discount–positioning (deadhead) flights on fractional aircraft. Caribbean Express enables CitationShares’ fractional owners to travel to the Caribbean and Costa Rica without incurring repositioning fees on Saturday trips that fall within designated four-hour windows.
Cessna 208B Caravan, Bellevue, Idaho, Dec. 6, 2004–Mountain Bird’s UPS cargo flight crashed in flat open terrain about seven miles outside Bellevue, Idaho, in VMC. The aircraft was destroyed and the two ATP pilots were killed. The captain had logged 9,757 hours. En route from Salt Lake City to Freidman Memorial (SUN), Hailey, Idaho, the Caravan was on an IFR flight plan.