As Planned, Production Birds Head To Final Phase For Customer
Deliveries In 2Q/2012
They did it. After the heartache of an unforeseen test flight
tragedy and the intricacies associated with building their first
Fly-By-Wire BizJet, Gulfstream Aerospace has received its
Provisional Type Certificate (PTC) from the FAA. This clears the
way for the company to begin interior completions of the
ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range business jet in preparation for
customer deliveries in the second quarter of 2012, as originally
ANN Unveils Our Latest Effort In 'Raising The Bar' For Aviation News and Info Programming
The first in what will start as a weekly series of Aero-News programs and quickly evolve into something "really cool" has just been uploaded to our servers as well as a number of content syndicators all over the Internet. Keep in mind that this is the FIRST in an evolving series of news offerings and that we at ANN don't play with the status quo very well or for very long. We have AGGRESSIVE and innovative plans for 'Airborne.' We will finish out the rest of 2011 as a weekly and have plan to dramatically up the stakes as 2012 commences... and not just in terms of frequency but in a wide variety of ways... in other words, like all things ANN, you ain't seen nothing yet.
ATA: U.S. Taxpayer-Backed Financing For Air India Harms U.S.
Industry, Threaten Jobs
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has filed suit
against the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) to
halt a pending deal for $3.4 billion in loan guarantees for
aircraft financing to Air India, saying that it fails to meet
statutory requirements, including consideration of the impact on
the U.S. airline industry and U.S. airline jobs.
Aviation Organizations Offer Congratulations, Support
The so-called "letter groups" representing GA are congratulating
Governor Deval Patrick and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for
the governor's declaration of November as “General Aviation
Appreciation Month.” The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
becomes the 34th state to recognize the importance of general
Firm To Distribute Nextant 400XT Remanufactured Business Jet In
Europe, The Middle East, India
Nextant Aerospace announced Monday at the Dubai Air Show that it
has entered into an agreement that authorizes Action Aviation to
become the exclusive sales agent for the 400XT in Europe, the
Middle East and India. The airplane received full FAA certification
this year after a three-year development and flight testing process
and saw its first deliveries last month.
Inter-Island Turboprop Service In Hawaii Sold To Arizona
Mesa Air Group has sold its inter-island turboprop service
Mokulele Flight Services to Scottsdale, Arizona based Transpac
Aviation. Mokulele operates four, nine seat, Cessna Caravan
aircraft. Mesa will continue to operate its jet inter-island
service as go!Mokulele.
Training For Bombardier Global Express XRS Begins This
CAE announced Wednesday at the Dubai Airshow that it has entered
into a long-term agreement with Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways'
corporate jet subsidiary, for pilot training services on the
Bombardier Global Express XRS (GEX) and the Bombardier Challenger
605. The training will be conducted at Emirates-CAE Flight Training
(ECFT) in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
Principato: Coordination Is The Key To Avoiding Tarmac
Following the announcement of a forum to be held jointly by the
FAA and DOT to find better ways to manage aircraft diversions,
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President
Greg Principato said the orgainzation looks forward to
participating in the November 30th meeting.
Will Power A330 Cargo Aircraft Operated By Tampa-Cargo
Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to
provide Trent 700 engines to AviancaTaca for four Airbus A330
aircraft. The agreement includes Rolls-Royce TotalCare long-term
engine services and support.
Students at Becton High School in East Rutherford, New Jersey
will soon have a much-improved learning environment. The school,
which sits just one mile from Teeterboro Airport, is
getting $18.2 million from the FAA for soundproofing
Crash In 2007 Killed Three, Left Defendant A Paraplegic
In a bitter case dating back to August, 2007, former Royal Air
Force Flight Lieutenant Robert Hamilton has pleaded guilty to a
charge of negligence in the crash of an RAF Westland Puma
helicopter in a field at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
He also stands charged with willful neglect.
Dubai-Based School Seeking To Address Pilot Shortage
Jeppesen has entered into a new contract agreement with
Dubai-based Emirates Aviation College to provide Jeppesen Training
courses through the college, a leading aviation education facility
in the region. Jeppesen’s industry-leading ab initio pilot
training courses will be provided through the service
Does Not Resolve Long-Term Issues For Funding The Agency
Congress on Thursday passed the so-called "Mini-Bus"
appropriations bill which includes funding for the FAA for the
current fiscal year. The conference report, which passed the House
of Representatives 298-121 and the Senate 70-30 Thursday,
supports important aviation programs and services vital to the
general aviation community. President Obama is expected to sign the
Has Taken Positions For 380 737 MAX Airplanes. President Obama
To Attend Signing
Jakarta-based Lion Air has placed an order for 201 737 MAXs and
29 Next-Generation 737-900 ERs (extended range). The agreement also
includes purchase rights for an additional 150 airplanes. Boeing
says that with 230 airplanes at a list price of $21.7 billion, this
deal when finalized will be the largest commercial airplane order
ever in Boeing’s history by both dollar volume and total
number of airplanes.
Piper Aircraft recently delivered the first six of an 18-unit
fleet order for Piper Warrior training aircraft to Sekolah Tinggi
Penerbang Indonesia, the government flight school at Budiarto
Airport in Curug, Indonesia.
A Piper Malibu that crashed in Colorado back on January 9, 2011
was last tracked by radar in a descent of more than 7,000 feet per
minute. The revelation came Tuesday from NTSB Investigator Jason
Aguilera. The accident claimed the lives of 66-year-old Dr. Michael
Welton, a urologist who practiced in Waterloo, Iowa, and
70-year-old passenger Roswitha Marold, described as Welton's
Milestone Set By Pilot Who Was Part Of F-22 Test Program
A significant milestone has been reached by a pilot of the F-22
Raptor fighter. The US Air Force reports that on November 4 at
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, Lieutenant Colonel David
Piffarerio, commander of the 302nd Fighter Squadron, became the
first pilot to fly 1,000 hours in the F-22.
Emirates Airlines has selected a comprehensive package of
Rockwell Collins avionics for 32 new Airbus A380 and 30 new Boeing
777 aircraft. Aircraft deliveries are in progress and will continue
Civil Aviation Flight University Will Add To Its 200-Aircraft
Cirrus Aircraft announced this week that its SR20 aircraft has
been selected by the Civil Aviation Flight University of China
(CAFUC) as an aircraft that will be used to train its pilots. CAFUC
is the largest flight university in the world with more than 8,000
full-time students studying civil aviation and related
“We welcome this proclamation and, in the future,
look forward to continuing to work with Governor Patrick and
Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission Executive Director Christopher
Willenborg.” Source: Henry Ogrodzinski, President of
the National Association of State Aviation Officials.