Business & General Aviation News - North America.


New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & General Aviation News North America) Feb 19, 2012

Air Royale, TransLuxe Air Air Royale Announces TransLuxe Air GIV New York / Los Angeles One Ways and Empty-leg Flights Saving up to 70%. Air Royale International Inc., an 18-year worldwide air charter service transaction company, launched TransLuxe Air*, a program that allows consumers to book true point-to-point flights from Los Angeles to New York and vice versa flying onboard a fabulous Gulfstream IV private jet. This is not a jet card or membership program; this is pay-as-you-go air charter with true point-to-point pricing. The Gulfstream IV is a long-range heavy jet. The aircraft has a flight crew of two pilots and a flight attendant and can seat up to 18 passengers in various configurations, including private staterooms and sleeping accommodations. Empty-leg flight segments can save consumers up to 70 percent OThe New York/Los Angeles route is one that our clientele often ask forNwhen business demands being on the East or West Coast, this option makes sense,O said Wayne J. Rizzi, CEO of Air Royale and newly elected vice president of the Air Charter Association of North America. OIn addition to our TransLuxe Air GIV program, many of our clients utilize our real-time Global Empty-leg Flight Planner, because if flight segments are in a similar direction and within a few days of a customerOs requested flight, it can save the consumer up to 70 percent of what a regular air charter flight would cost.O With access to a worldwide network of world-class private jets and executive-configured airliners, on occasion aircraft transition, which creates a cost-effective empty-leg sector opportunity. This is also known as a discounted one-way flight, and because aircraft are flying back and forth between home bases, it creates a window of opportunity to save up to 70 percent. The safest air charter carriers in the world operate all aircraft. Although the Federal Aviation Administration licenses all air carriers, Air RoyaleOs policy dictates that operators must pass an on-site audit, adhering to stringent safety criterion from third-party auditing company Wyvern Consulting Ltd. Feb 15, 2012

Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter debuts 525 Relentless at helicopter show. Bell Helicopter debuted its 525 Relentless super medium transport at a Dallas helicopter show. The 16-seat helicopter is aimed at markets such as offshore oil that require long-range missions. "We developed a new super medium helicopter and it's in a class all by itself," said Bell Helicopter President John Garrison. Feb 13, 2012

Bombardier Bombardier awards Learjet 85 Contract to Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd.. Avcorp Industries is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Comtek Advanced Structures (Comtek), has been awarded a contract by Bombardier Aerospace under which Comtek will design, manufacture and support the floor panels for the Learjet 85* business jet. Comtek currently supplies the floor panels for Bombardier's Q400* turboprop and CRJ700*, CRJ900* and CRJ1000* regional jets and has done so since the program's start. The Learjet 85 aircraft program contract marks a significant expansion of Comtek's relationship with Bombardier as a provider of similar design-build products for business aircraft. Under a separate agreement with Bombardier, Comtek also provided flooring spares through its global distribution network for Q-Series* 100/200/300 turboprop aircraft. "Comtek is excited to expand its long-term relationship with Bombardier as a Tier 1 design-build supplier," said Patrick Whyte, Comtek's President. "As a specialist in composite aircraft structures, we are well-positioned to grow as the use of composites in new aircraft designs continues to increase." Launched in 2007, the Learjet 85 aircraft program fits the midsize segment of the market. It will be the first Bombardier business jet to feature a primarily composite structure. In addition to the flooring, Comtek will also provide composite panels that are integrated into the avionics rack for the Learjet 85 aircraft. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this release and other oral and written statements made by the Company from time to time are forward-looking statements, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; or projected revenues, income, returns or other financial measures. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including the following: (a) the extent to which the Company is able to achieve savings from its restructuring plans; (b) uncertainty in estimating the amount and timing of restructuring charges and related costs; (c) changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact interest and foreign exchange rates; (d) the occurrence of work stoppages and strikes at key facilities of the Company or the Company's customers or suppliers; (e) government funding and program approvals affecting products being developed or sold under government programs; (f) cost and delivery performance under various program and development contracts; (g) the adequacy of cost estimates for various customer care programs including servicing warranties; (h) the ability to control costs and successful implementation of various cost reduction programs; (i) the timing of certifications of new aircraft products; (j) the occurrence of further downturns in customer markets to which the Company products are sold or supplied or where the Company offers financing; (k) changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; (l) the Company's...

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