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Sikorsky is part-owner of Eclipse

Helicopter heavyweight Sikorsky Aircraft has finalised its minority investment in the nascent airframer Eclipse Aerospace, buoying the company's plans to restart production of its Eclipse 500 very light jet. Neither company has revealed the level of investment.The former owner, Eclipse Aviation, suspended operations in 2008 after producing approximately 260 aircraft....
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Sikorsky opens virtual reality helicopter center

Stratford aerospace company Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has opened a new virtual reality center for one of its helicopter programs to help design the aircraft in a three-dimension digital environment before proceeding with experimental assembly.The new design tool enabled Sikorsky to avoid delays and cost overruns in the construction of its...
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New EASA Rules on Flight and Duty Time Limitations

ERA has submitted comments to EASA on NPA 2010-14 Implementing Rules on Flight and Duty Time Limitations and rest requirements for commercial air transport.  ERA submitted comments as part of a joint industry association common view, as well as shared ERA comments agreed among members.  In addition, members were encouraged...
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Annual demand of 2,000-2,500 trained pilots in the Asia Pacific and Middle East

Piper Aircraft is back in the training fleet sales business, and anticipates enormous growth in pilot demand in the coming decade.The company's Brunei-based director of fleet sales Chuck Glass estimates that there will be annual demand of 2,000-2,500 trained pilots in the Asia Pacific and Middle East over the next...
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EBAA confronting illegal charter flights head on

The European Business Aviation Association has launched a campaign for operators, brokers and passengers to curtail illegal charter flight activity within Europe.The operation of illegal charters has been a top agenda item for EBAA over the past year, and the Association is taking this forward into positive action in 2011....
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Forecasts 2011: Business aviation - New beginnings

It has been another a tough year for the business aviation industry. Although the economic shackles have begun to loosen their grip on the once thriving community, demand for business aircraft has been stagnant across most sectors of the industry and the inventory of used aircraft is proving hard to...
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Airplane charter in Greece and Europe

Jetway Aviation is your specialist aircraft charter company, providing airplane charter services throughout Greece and Europe. Air charter flights are available 24 hours a day, in a range of aircraft, from corporate jets to airliners, light fixed wing aircraft to helicopters.With our network of charter aircraft...
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Airports consider electricity inside runways to melt snow

Airports are considering a new way of clearing snow — heating pavement.  Workers have traditionally relied on chemicals, plows and sweepers to clear snow on runways and taxiways. But some in the industry are pitching the Federal Aviation Administration to make the new methods — passing electric current under the...
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Charter the private helicopter of your choice - Agusta109

AW109 POWER The Agusta Westland AW109 is a light eight-seat twin-engine helicopter, produced by AgustaWestland of Italy.The Agusta Westland AW109 has been developed to serve for both military and civil customers, and providing exceptional performance in all environmental conditions.The AW109s fast, safe and versatile helicopter,...
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Charter the private helicopter of your choice - Bell 430

BELL 430 The Bell 430 is a four-bladed twin-engine nine-seat helicopter, produced and developed by Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. of the USA.The Bell 430 features four-blade bearingless, composite main rotor system, a roomy and quiet cabin for superior comfort and twin Rolls-Royce 250-C40 engines rated at...
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