Hydraulic Failures Can Lead To Controllability Issues
Citing six events involving Eurocopter AS350 helicopters in the
past six years -- including two fatal crashes -- on Tuesday the
National Transportation Safety Administration issued
recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration and European
Aviation Safety Agency to address concerns over the helicopter's
hydraulic pump drive shafts.
Partners With KaBOOM! Once Again To Give Something Back
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced this
week that over 200 volunteers from the business aviation community
will join with residents from the Orlando area on Saturday, October
4, to build a new aviation-themed playground at Hollowbrook
Business Jet Market Still Growing, But Nearing Its Peak
Forecast International's new study on "The Market for Business
Jet Aircraft," expects annual business jet production to reach
nearly 1,400 units in 2008, and exceed 1,600 units in 2009.
However, the company projects that annual production will then
suffer a three-year decline, dropping to a level of 1,515 units by
2012. Growth is expected to resume in 2013, with yearly production
exceeding 1,700 units by 2017, the final year of the time period
covered by the study.
Textron announced Monday it will outsource more of its
operations to Mexico, through an agreement with the State of
Chihuahua to develop and build a new manufacturing facility, which
will operate as Textron International Mexico (TIM).