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FAA TO REQUIRE 700 HOURS FOR FIRST OFFICERS
The FAA is
expected to issue a proposed rule this month that will require pilots
flying in the right seat for airlines to have at least 700 hours, up
from the current minimum of 250 hours, according to The Wall Street Journal. Proposals in Congress have
suggested raising the minimum as high as 1,500 hours. The changes stem
from concerns that arose following the Colgan Air crash in Buffalo two
years ago. Pilots who graduate from four-year college aeronautical
programs or train in the military may earn credits that reduce their
total time requirements, sources told the Journal. More...
There's Nothing Light About
Meet the latest and greatest member of the world's most successful
family of light jets, the Citation CJ4
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speed and greater range while retaining the pilot-friendly and
single-pilot-certified operations of the CJ family. The CJ4's
cabin is larger, more comfortable, and outfitted with new entertainment
and communication systems. All this equals an aircraft that is flexible
enough to meet the requirements of many mid-sized aircraft at light jet
costs, plus the service reputation of Cessna to back up your decision.
It's what every light jet aspires to be.
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING
SuperJet International will be among
the prominent presenters as the National
Business Aviation Association convention gets under way next week in
Las Vegas. The company will be promoting a business version of the
SuperJet regional airliner it is building as a joint venture between
Russia's Sukhoi and Italy's Alenia. The SuperJet business variant was
announced earlier this year and NBAA is the first North American
exposure to the product. It's an example of the globalization of the
bizjet industry where countries like Russia and China used to come
shopping but are now coming to sell. Two Chinese organizations are also
on the agenda for NBAA, including aircraft sales and brokerage firm
China Business Aviation Group and China Civil Aviation Report, a
magazine devoted to non-military flying in the country. Cessna may be
the only company with a truly new aircraft to introduce at NBAA.
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WARS LOOMING IN EUROPE?
Business aviation in Europe is
rallying against recommendations in a consultant's report that, if
implemented, could sharply reduce access to some European airports. The
Steer Davies and Gleave Impace Assessment report to the European
Commission recommends that airport slots be allocated purely based on
the number of passengers on board each aircraft. The European Business
Aviation Association calls the proposal simplistic and says it could
seriously disrupt business aviation. "This report is blind to the full
impact of the entire aviation industry on local and regional economies,"
EBAA President Brian Humphries said in a speech to the European Airport
Coordinators Association. "All of its arguments are based on the premise
that maximum passenger throughput is the be-all and end-all, and as a
result, it consistently seeks ways that passenger throughput can be
maximized, regardless of the economic impact on sectors other than
airports and airline.," More...
Trade Up to the Lightspeed
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FORECAST: SLOW BUT STEADY GROWTH
Production of general
aviation aircraft is expected to grow slightly through next year, with
stronger growth starting in 2013, according to a report by Forecast International released this week.
The research firm, based in Newton, Conn., excluded business jets and
light sport aircraft from its study, which focuses on the projected GA
market from 2011 to 2020. The report forecasts that 18,400 piston
aircraft will be built by 2020, worth $8 billion, plus 6,000 turboprops,
worth $20.5 billion. "There have been signs of strengthening demand in
the piston market, but the increase has been from a very low base," said
analyst Douglas Royce. "Getting production back to pre-recession levels
will take years, if not the entire decade." More...
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PROMOTED AT GULFSTREAM
Jace Stone is Gulfstream's new director of
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previously a sales manager for Gulfstream in Texas.
Joan Hooper has been named CHC
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officer. She was formerly at AT&T and Dell.
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