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 •  September 18

Zetta Jet, which had become one of the fastest-growing charter operators in the Asia-Pacific region with a fleet of Globals and Challengers, has filed for bankruptcy protection. In court documents filed on September 15, both Zetta Jet Pte and its Zetta Jet USA filed for Chapter 11 protection with the Central District of California–Los Angeles...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

Biblical rainfall in the U.S. from Hurricane Harvey in late August prompted large-scale relief support from throughout the general aviation community focused on South Texas. Ferocious wind destroyed aircraft along the Gulf Coast, and the rain flooded Houston and surrounding communities. Military and civilian aircraft from all parts of the country...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

The second edition of the Air Charter Expo (ACE’17) took place at Biggin Hill Airport in London on September 12. Co-organizers BACA the Air Charter Association, Stansted News and the airport itself put together the one-day event, incorporating a conference, static park and trade show that attracted a record 800 attendees and 80 exhibitors. This...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

NBAA has released the schedule for its 2018 regional forums, with three events planned at key business aviation markets on the East and West Coasts. The 2018 forums will be held on January 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida (PBI); June 21 in White Plains, New York (HPN); and, September 6 in San Jose, California (SJC). The forums are designed to bring...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

The FAA has published an Information for Operators (InFO 17014) updating its list of cold-temperature-restricted airports. Six airports have been added and 14 removed. Airports on the list are known to have cold weather altimetry errors, and a correction factor is required. The document also provides information on a new charting symbol for the...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

ATR, the regional turboprop builder co-owned by Airbus and Italy’s Leonardo Group, views the near future with growing confidence. “We will deliver roughly the same number of planes this year as in 2016, or about 80 aircraft,” said Christian Scherer, who has served as CEO of ATR since November 2016. He was addressing a recent press event with a...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

The UK’s latest Airprox Board report on close encounters between drones and manned aircraft cites 11 such events in London airspace, three of which involved a “definite risk” of collision. These three events occurred last June, and the Board concluded that because the pilots did not have time to make avoidance maneuvers, “providence” played a major...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

The FAA’s equipage mandate for ADS-B is now less than two-and-a-half years away, as the MRO shops that specialize in such work continually remind us. Warnings of limited man power and maintenance slots are given on a near-daily basis in an effort to spur operators into locking up appointments and giving the maintenance providers some scheduling...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

White House officials are hopeful that the U.S. air traffic control reorganization proposal will be brought to the House floor for a vote in the first few weeks of October, and a key official expressed optimism that the measure will pass. “The vote count in the House is looking very, very good,” D.J. Gribbin, special assistant to the President for...

Aviation International News

 •  September 18

The Canadian Business Aviation Association on September 6 submitted comments expressing concerns about a Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) draft proposal extensively revising the formulas for determining the taxable value on personal use of business aircraft. The CRA has proposed three different categories (depending on the circumstances of the...