Business Aviation

News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.

July 19, 2017, 11:49 AM

Textron Delivers More Bizjets, Fewer King Airs in 2Q17

The division recorded a $54 million profit in the second quarter versus $81 million a year ago, primarily due to lower volume and mix.

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Steve Friedrich, R-R’s vice president sales and marketing, civil small and medium engines.
May 18, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Rolls-Royce is probably the leading engine manufacturer for larger business jets, and as the fleet grows it is investing heavily in supporting operators.
L to r: George Galanopoulos, managing director of London Executive Aviation, an Airops user; with Daniel Tee, managing director of Airops; and PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell, celebrate the cooperation between Airops and PrivateFly.
May 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM
Gama Aviation’s Airops software links with PrivateFly booking platform to automate charter quotes
One person can use Mototok’s wirelessly controlled tug to park aircraft efficiently.
May 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM
Wireless-controlled electric tug from Germany frees up wasted hangar space.
Small and medium-size airports in Europe often lack the infrastructure necessary to enable complex approaches, limiting the utility of the airport. EGNOS, and the highly accurate position data it provides, makes these airports more accessible for business aviation operations without the cost of complicated ground structure.
May 18, 2014 - 4:00 AM
With airport access being a big concern for European business aviation GNSS systems as EGNOS are helping to open up new airports to the sector.
Universal’s recently refurbished FBO at Paris Le Bourget offers pilots a comfortable lounge to relax in.
May 18, 2014 - 4:00 AM
FBO group invests in improved facilities in response to tougher competition.
While the aerospace industry faces difficulties finding enough suitably qualified and experienced engineers in coming years, there are bright spots where companies are investing heavily in the next generation-such as at SR Technics in Zurich, Switzerland which has supplied large, well-equipped workshops for training. (Photo: Ian Sheppard)
May 18, 2014 - 4:00 AM
While all the talk is of pilot shortages, it is the aging population of maintenance engineers that poses the biggest problem.
Online charter marketplace Avinode recently enhanced its empty-leg feature to make it easier for users to combine trips to popular locations.
May 18, 2014 - 3:00 AM
The efficiency of high-density routes could be increased by the industry working together to fill empty legs.
Honeywell's Aviation Mandates Infographic
May 18, 2014 - 3:00 AM
Many operators have barely started the process for complying with new navigational requirements like FANS 1/A.
Jetcraft’s Avionics Systems recently received an  STC for aftermarket installation of Elbit-Kollsman’s  AT-HUD advanced technology head-up display.
May 17, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Jetcraft sees plenty of opportunity in the aircraft sales brokerage business, with the U.S. and Europe the strongest markets.
Dubai-based trip support group UAS has expanded its global network by opening a new regional headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
May 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM
The flight planning and support group has new offices in Africa as well as further plans for growth in Asia.