Aviation News in Brief

Just a few of the important aviation stories in the news this week.

Consistent Improvement in Pre-owned Aircraft Market

The numbers keep demonstrating that the private, pre-owned aircraft market is slowly regaining ground. Inventories fell, number of transactions increased and days on market decreased in February 2012.

Lasers a Growing Concern

Put the laser down. Ground-to-air laser events have grown astronomically: 20 reported in 2005, nearly 2,000 in 2010. That’s just in the U.K. The numbers are increasing, and lasers focused on aircraft nearing an airport are a growing concern.

Tokyo Takes Major Step in Bizav Infrastructure

Tokyo has opened its first dedicated business jet terminal. Tokyo has fallen behind other cities in the region in developing infrastructure around business jet travel, so this terminal marks a turning point in the attitude toward private aircraft.

Embraer and Boeing Partnership

This new cooperation includes three areas of emphasis: safety and efficiency; research and technology; and sustainable aviation biofuels. The announcement comes the same day that the U.S. and Brazil signed an agreement to deepen cooperation between the two nations over civil aviation.

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