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October 24, 2011

Suspended: Piper Shelves Altaire Jet

Piper Announces "Indefinite" Suspension Of Light Jet Development

ANN has just received confirmation of something we feared and related to you just a few days ago... the suspension of Piper much vaunted entry into the jet manufacturing arena. Piper has announced that they are 'indefinitely suspending further development' of the Piper Altaire business jet following a review to align the company's business goals with the light jet market outlook, investment strategies and overall economic forecasts.

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STC For Glass Upgrade Rejuvenates DC-9

Low-Time Aircraft Transformed Into VIP Airliner

The private owner of a DC-9 has found a unique use for the aircraft - transforming the commercial jet into a VIP airliner with a new, NextGen-compliant cockpit. Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services successfully completed the configuration with the help of Universal Avionics.

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Daher-Socata Rolls Out TBM Number 600

The Very Fast Turboprop Program Exceeds Its Initial Goal In Total Airplanes Produced

The 600th series production TBM very fast turboprop aircraft ... a TBM 850 ... was rolled out of the Tarbes, France production facility by Daher-Socata on Thursday. A ceremony at the Daher-Socata factory in Tarbes, France gathered TBM-related teams around the milestone aircraft before its upcoming delivery to the aircraft’s owner, a private customer from northwestern U.S.

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