General Aviation News

America, the Next Outsourcing Destination

Jun 18, 2014 02:06 PM

With Airbus recently announcing a final assembly plant for its A320 jet in Alabama you start to wonder where all this outsourcing is going that people talk about. In the case of Airbus, we’re pretty sure the French labor unions aren’t too happy right now; with workers in Alabama not expecting 35 hour workweeks and […]

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Lineage 1000 Awarded Hot and High Approval

Jun 18, 2014 02:06 PM

The Embraer Lineage 1000 was recently awarded hot-and-high approval, which adds to an expanding list of operational capabilities. The high altitude tests were completed in February and include both takeoff and landing operational tests. The new certification allows operations at airports as high as La Paz, Bolivia, where elevation is 13,357 feet msl and temperatures […]

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Eclipse 550 Deliveries Set for 2013

Jun 18, 2014 02:06 PM

Production on the Eclipse 500 very light jet has been halted for nearly 4 years after the bankruptcy of the original developer but the number of Eclipse very light jets in the air could soon grow after Eclipse Aerospace was recently awarded a production certificate from the FAA. The economic downturn in 2008 led to […]

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Charter a Fighter Jet

Jun 18, 2014 02:06 PM

Going to New Zealand anytime soon? You may want to take a break from fly fishing or seeing the sights and take flight like you’ve always dreamed, by chartering a fighter jet from Strikemaster Ltd, which is based at Ardmore Airport. You’l be flying in a BAC 167 Mk88 Strkemaster that was used previously by […]

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New Tax For Commercial Flights in Italy

Jun 18, 2014 02:06 PM

Italy has announced a new tax on both Italian and non-Italian based business aviation operators. The new tax is paid for every passenger on every leg touching Italy. It works out to 100 euros per passenger on flights that are less than 810 nmiles and 200 euros for flights exceeding that length.  It can add […]

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