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  • NTSB to investigate trio of turbine crashes

    News | 03 Jul 2006 23:00

    <p>Three crashes involving turbine-powered aircraft that killed three pilots in the space of two days are being investigated by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). </p><p>On 24 June, a Pilatus PC-12, on a training flight from Big Timber, Montana, crewed by an instructor and the new aircraft’s owner, crashed about 1.5km (0.8nm) from the runway just after take-off. Both pilots were killed when the aircraft came down on a hillside and burst into flames. On the same day, an Aero Charter Services Cessna Citation Encore overran the 1,880m (6,160ft) runway 24 at Upland-Cable airfield, between Los Angeles and San Bernadino, California, and burst into flames. The two crew and single passenger survived. </p><p>On 25 June, a Mitsubishi Mu-2 twin turboprop came down soon after taking off from St Lucie airport, Florida. The pilot, a professional with an instructor rating who had filed an instrument flight rules flightplan to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was the only person on board. He
  • South Korea agrees $12m Encore deal

    News | 14 Feb 2006 00:00

    <P>South Korea has agreed to acquire a Cessna Citation Encore with a flight inspection system supplied by Okalahoma-based NXT.</P> <P>Industry sources say a $12 million contract was tentatively awarded at the end of December to South Korean agent DM Aviation, with NXT serving as prime contractor and Cessna supplying a green aircraft. A formal contract announcement is expected later this month.</P> <P>NXT will deliver the Encore to South Korea’s ministry of construction and transportation in 2008 after integrating a suite of flight-inspection equipment with support from Cessna. NXT has previously developed flight-inspection systems for the Saab 2000 and Gulfstream IV.</P> <P>The ministry held a competition last year for one flight-calibration aircraft, which pitted the Encore against the Bombardier Learjet 40 and Raytheon Hawker 400XP. But at the last minute the South Korean agents for Bombardier and Raytheon elected not to submit final bids. Sources say Bombardier and Raytheon were
  • Fractional concept spreads to South Korea

    News | 22 Nov 2005 00:00

    <p>Korea Business Air Services (KBAC) aims to establish aircraft management and fractional ownership products in South Korea and other Asian countries with Canadian partner Execaire.</p><p>KBAC began offering corporate charters in South Korea this year using a Cessna 206. President Sudong Lim says KBAC is trying to convince Korean companies to acquire shares in piston aircraft with the view of later expanding into corporate jets. He says Execaire will help KBAC develop and market its new aircraft management product and will invest in the new service.</p><p>Execaire and KBAC have been partners for the last decade, with Execaire helping KBAC establish a light maintenance capability for Bombardier business jets. KBAC now maintains missionised Challenger 601/604s operated by the transport ministry and coastguard. KBAC also provides spare parts and technical support to Samsung, which operates and self-maintains three Bombardier Global Expresses. KBAC has been the South Korean sales agent f
  • P&WC keeps on rolling

    News | 12 Jun 2005 23:00

    Pratt & Whitney Canada president Alain Bellemare thinks the long-lived PT6 could turn out to be the world's first 100-year engine programme. And, he tells Brendan Gallagher, in the PW600 family he could have a product that may one day match the PT6 for production volumes
  • FLIGHT TEST: Learjet 40 - Filling the gap

    News | 17 May 2004 23:00

    <p>Bombardier Aerospace has strengthened its light-jet challenge with the Learjet 40. But can it better its Cessna and Raytheon rivals? </p> <p>Bombardier is unique in offering products covering the business-jet spectrum from light to ultra-long-range. But when the company stopped producing the Learjet 31A in 2003, it left a gap at the light-jet end of its product line - a crowded market segment with several strong competitors already in place, particularly the Cessna Citation Encore and Raytheon Beechjet 400A (now the Hawker 400XP). </p> <p>Market research showed that any replacement for the Learjet 31A would need to offer a more-spacious cabin and modern avionics while providing lower direct operating costs. To meet this need, Bombardier decided to capitalise on its substantial level of investment in the development of the all-new, super-light Learjet 45, certificated in 1997 by both European and US authorities.</p> <p>The decision to base the new Learjet 40 light jet on an existing
  • NetJets places Hawker order

    News | 23 Dec 2003 00:00

    <p>US fractional ownership company NetJets has ordered 50 Hawker 400XP light business jets and eight mid-size Hawker 800XPs from Raytheon Aircraft in a deal valued at $360 million. An option for another 50 Hawker 400XPs takes the potential value to more than $600 million, says Raytheon.</p> <p>Deliveries of the Hawker 800XPs begin this month and will continue into 2005, while delivery of the Hawker 400XPs on firm order will begin next year and continue into 2009. NetJets is negotiating a long-term maintenance agreement with Raytheon, expected to be finalised by year-end, that will cover the 75 Hawker 800XPs and Hawker 1000s already in its fractional ownership fleet.</p> <p>NetJets says the Hawker 400XP will become its new entry-level fractional ownership offering. The current entry-level aircraft is the Cessna Citation Encore, and NetJets placed orders and options for 100 Citation CJ3 light jets in September last year, for delivery beginning in 2005, but subsequently cancelled a sign