AIN Blogs

April 5, 2012 - 12:04pm
Jeff Burger
Corporate Angel Network patient

Like me, I’m sure, you have far too much to do every day. So when you’re asked to participate in a survey, you usually take a pass. I generally do. Not only don’t I have the time, but I can rarely find a compelling answer to what I admit is one of the first questions to cross my mind: what’s in it for me?

April 5, 2012 - 8:00am
Kirby J. Harrison
Aircraft Lighting International's LED reading light replacement.

Last week, I walked through my local grocery and happened to come across the displays of new light bulbs. You know, the ones with the odd shapes and higher prices. The ones that our government has determined to be more environmentally correct.

April 3, 2012 - 2:12pm
Wilson S. Leach
Attendees read ABACE Convention News

Last week in Shanghai marked the beginning of a new era in business aviation. It also represented a major expansion of AIN’s continuing quest to serve the industry and those who employ it around the world.

March 30, 2012 - 11:50am
Matt Thurber

The dicey situation in which JetBlue captain Clayton Osbon apparently suffered some kind of mental breakdown while commanding a flight from New York to Las Vegas on March 27 raises some important questions.

March 28, 2012 - 4:10am
Matt Thurber
Cessna Grand Caravan at Abace 2012

This year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Abace) has been a real eye-opener for a Westerner whose last visit to China was in 2003. Shanghai, where Abace 2012 is being held (it ends on March 29) at host airport Hongqiao International, is a beautiful and huge city.

March 26, 2012 - 11:15am
John Goglia

Everyone agrees that airlines and major corporations need plans for deploying an emergency response in the event of an accident. The airlines, especially, are acutely aware of the intense media and regulatory scrutiny–and lawsuits–that follow any aviation disaster, especially one that involves substantial loss of life. All major airlines and large corporations have aviation accident response plans. Corporate counsel has seen to that.

March 25, 2012 - 1:00pm
Curt Epstein
Global Hawk Block 30

As UAVs become more prevalent, their capabilities will continue to develop. If you haven’t seen the videos demonstrating the nano-quadrotor UAVs under development at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, then you are missing something.

March 22, 2012 - 10:39am
Paul Lowe

The Aerospace States Association (ASA) has hit upon a new take on building model airplanes. In this case, the “models” are full size.

March 14, 2012 - 3:48pm
Gregory Polek
Pilots in cockpit

At a time a shortage of pilots has prompted regional airlines to contemplate relaxing their experience minimums to attract new first officers, the proposed rule issued recently by the FAA to require an Air Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate for first officers—along with its accompanying

March 12, 2012 - 7:21am
Mark Huber

The Senate likely will take up a pair of amendments to the $52 billion federal highway bill (S.1813) beginning tomorrow that, if passed, would negatively affect the helicopter taxi and tour business nationwide.

 
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