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March 23, 2017, 10:22 AM

Turbine Aircraft, Ops Driving Gains in New FAA Forecast

The general aviation fleet is expected to increase a modest 0.1 percent a year through 2037, with turbine deliveries offsetting a drop in piston aircraft.

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Mar 2, 2017 - 10:53 AM
Australia has certified the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and EASA validated the type certification for Robinson's two-seat R44 Cadet.
Mar 2, 2017 - 8:08 AM
The Gill Group took a majority stake in Rubicon on January 17.
Mar 2, 2017 - 7:30 AM
A letter this week from the Democrat and Republican leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee serves notice that their position has not changed.
Mar 2, 2017 - 6:00 AM
Flying the boundary layer
Heli-Expo 2016 show floor
Mar 2, 2017 - 4:00 AM
Organizers expect the Dallas event to draw 20,000 attendees for educational and networking opportunities.
Mar 1, 2017 - 4:25 PM
WFS opened this office to better support clients in the Latin American region.
On February 28, Harris Corp. demonstrated ADS-B tracking of a UAS at its Melbourne, Florida, headquarters. The ADS-B out receiver on the UAS is light weight, low-cost and compact, as well as low power. Harris believes ADS-B is the key for safely integrating UASs into U.S. airspace.
Mar 1, 2017 - 12:52 PM
Availability of low-cost, small and lightweight ADS-B units might be more suitable and economical to safely separate unmanned aircraft from other traffic.
Flexjet Ltd. CEO Ray Jones and Nextant 400XTi
Mar 1, 2017 - 11:33 AM
Its dedicated fleet will be available to U.S.-based Flexjet owners for point-to-point private jet travel within Europe or to the Middle East or Africa.
Mar 1, 2017 - 11:28 AM
Virginia joins a growing list of states that have either passed or are considering aviation pro-growth initiatives.
Mar 1, 2017 - 10:37 AM
"Industry-wide decline in demand” and acquisition of Tri-State Care Flight last year cited as contributors to lower earnings.