AIN Blogs

April 9, 2013 - 7:01am
Paul Lowe

Remember the spate of sleeping controllers and the angst it all caused at 800 Independence Avenue and 1200 New Jersey Avenue?

April 2, 2013 - 6:20am
Matt Thurber
Garmin G3X

Maybe for general aviation to survive, we need more disruption. An article published in Wired magazine (Clayton Christensen Wants to Transform Capitalism, by Jeff Howe) discussed how successful companies often fail to recognize that new companies with “disruptive innovations” are about to take over their marketplace.

April 1, 2013 - 10:15am
John Goglia

I really thought we had heard the end of the FAA’s one-level-of-safety mantra after Colgan Air Flight 3407, masquerading as a Continental Airlines codeshare, crashed in a fiery ball in a residential area just outside Buffalo, N.Y., one snowy February night four years ago.

March 28, 2013 - 2:32pm
Jeff Burger

The second annual Book of Lists feature in Business Jet Traveler, sister publication to Aviation In

March 26, 2013 - 10:37am
Kirby J. Harrison

Last year the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai was reborn on a wave of growing confidence in China as an emerging market for business aviation goods and services. It drew 156 companies to the 43,000-sq-foot exhibit floor.

March 26, 2013 - 9:47am
Curt Epstein
ABACE 2013's Opening Session is now less than a month away

For the last few weeks I have found myself uttering words that I never thought I’d hear myself say: “I’m going back to China next month.” That follows last year’s even more incredulous “I am going to China.” Before being informed that I would be on AIN’s on-site convention edition staff for last year’s relaunch of the Asian Business Aviatio

March 18, 2013 - 2:23pm
Bill Carey
Neil Planzer, Boeing vice president of air traffic management

Is the FAA’s billion-dollar-a-year NextGen program devolving into a patchwork of technology demonstrations, refined routings to discrete airports and reduced aircraft separations over mainly water? Is the agency’s promised comprehensive overhaul of the National Airspace System chasing its predecessor grand vision—Free Flight—into oblivion?

March 14, 2013 - 2:31pm
Gregory Polek

The long-anticipated launch of a 160-seat CSeries has placed Bombardier in some rarified company. As of last week, Airbus and Boeing can no longer claim a duopoly in the market segment occupied by the A319 and 737-700.

March 12, 2013 - 7:08am
Paul Lowe

“When I first started flying, I realized this was a lot easier than I thought, despite what the men said. In my humble opinion, girls make great pilots, and the best engineers.” – Patty Wagstaff.

Methinks the lady is onto something, but she already knows that.

March 11, 2013 - 7:00pm
Matt Thurber
Flying over the Santa Monica Mountains

If there is a drawback to the Internet, then it is the overwhelming amount of information being created and disseminated. Anyone interested in anything can find more articles, blogs, e-newsletters, YouTube videos, Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Instagram photos, Pinterest pins etc. about any subject, more than one person could possibly consume in a lifetime. For those who work on aviation safety issues, this presents a problem.

 
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