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Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017



Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017

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American lawmakers propose ATC changes

Aviation groups including the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have expressed support for legislation that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) but falls short of privatizing air traffic control services.

Senate Bill S. 1405, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2017, would reform certifications, improve consumer protections, move forward with air traffic control (ATC) modernization, and boost the ability of the FAA to regulate unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).

However, it does not include provisions to privatize the USA’s ATC system, or set up a non-profit organization run by a 13-member board to run it, as other Washington DC lawmakers have proposed.

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen endorsed the FAA reauthorization bill, welcoming plans to support ATC technology modernization through the next-gen program, streamline the certification process for aviation technologies, enhance aviation safety, and integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System.

“This legislation is the right bill at the right time, helping strengthen and provide stability for the nation’s aviation system, so that it remains the world’s best five, 10 and 25 years from now,” Bolen said. “It takes into account the perspectives of all stakeholders, bringing specific, consensus-based solutions to challenges.”

NBAA also “noted” the bill’s lack of “controversial language” to privatize ATC oversight. The NBAA opposes plans to privatize the USA’s ATC system, which it says would turn control of a natural monopoly that serves the public’s interest, and is overseen by the public’s elected representatives in Congress, over to a new entity governed by private interests.

June 26, 2017

Written by Ben Sampson


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