The NTSB on Tuesday is scheduled to adopt its final investigation reports, including the determination of probable cause, of two fatal Learjet accidents–departure from controlled flight, Learjet 24B, N600XJ, Helendale, Calif., Dec. 23, 2003; and controlled flight into terrain, Learjet 35A, N30DK, San Diego, Calif., Oct. 24, 2004.
Investigation has started into a June 2 accident involving Learjet 35 N182K, which crashed in Baker Cove a few hundreds yards short of the runway while trying to land at Groton-New London Airport, Conn. The accident killed the two pilots–Robert Janule and Michael Kiser–but the three passengers escaped with only minor injuries.
Bombardier has selected TAG Farnborough Engineering and Gold Air International as its newest maintenance providers, increasing its number of service centers in Europe to 11.
Bombardier Aerospace announced here that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line 21 avionics suite in the Canadian company’s Learjet 60XR. It received the supplemental type certificate on September 28, which paves the way for Bombardier to begin production. The first group of aircraft is on schedule to enter service in the first quarter of 2007.
By March, Sabreliner Corp. should be generating annual sales of $50 million, thanks to support of Sabreliner and Learjet 30-series business jets, subcontract manufacturing for other manufacturers and its Premier Turbines engine overhaul business.
This year quickly established itself as one of “rebalancing” of used business jet of inventory and aircraft pricing. A string of back-to-back quarters of falling supply and corresponding price increases came to an end, but not before inventories dipped to their lowest levels since 2000.
As recently as four years ago, some observers openly questioned whether Bombardier’s Flexjet fractional ownership operation would still be around in 2006. Today, not only is Flexjet open for business, but it has turned the corner and achieved solid profitability–a milestone accomplishment in the fractional world.
Representatives from Lux Aviation Engineering, the Tucson, Ariz. battery and flight controls maker, are on hand at Booth No. 1079 to acquaint attendees with the company’s capabilities and expertise.
Responding to rapid growth in maintenance and completion activities since the repair station’s formation two years ago, Indianapolis Jet Center (Booth No. 4093) has added a 50,000-sq-ft hangar to its facilities at Indianapolis International Airport.
To reach out and touch the future is the dream, said Bombardier president and COO Pierre Beaudoin. At Bombardier’s static display on Monday, the dream was presented as a reality with the unveiling of full-scale, functional interior mockups of its new Learjet 60XR and its midsize Challenger 300.