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November 1, 2006, 4:13 AM

Like beauty, the fine points of international flying can be in the eyes of the beholder. Although the destinations may vary, the best answers to mission-related problems for any operator emerge from good questions. They include:

November 1, 2006, 4:10 AM

Each year, hundreds of pilots and managers from all over the U.S. attend the International Operators Conference (IOC) to learn the latest tips about how to cross thousands of miles of ocean or jungle safely and efficiently when they are headed to and from exotic destinations around the globe.

November 1, 2006, 4:01 AM

Security, crew fatigue and the potential for bureaucracy to inhibit operations, particularly on longer flights outside the region, are among the greatest concerns of European-based corporate-aircraft users.

November 1, 2006, 3:53 AM

International flying is up, probably. While we can’t prove this precisely, many aviation professionals who attended this year’s NBAA International Operators Conference (IOC), which opened March 14 in Colorado Springs, told AIN their hours flown outside the U.S. are increasing.

November 1, 2006, 3:45 AM

Avidyne used the stage at Sun ’n’ Fun in Lakeland, Fla., last month to launch a suite of datalink services for general aviation. The new FlightCenter services announced at the show are intended to provide flight tracking and two-way text messaging to operators flying with Avidyne avionics.

November 1, 2006, 3:42 AM

Premier Aircraft of East Alton, Ill., said it passed the first engineering milestone for its program to upgrade the original Falcon 50 engine (the Honeywell TFE731-3) to a TFE731-4, to provide the “Falcon 50-4” with longer range, increased hot and high performance, better climb and higher cruise

November 1, 2006, 3:41 AM

You might want to think twice about taking off at 10 a.m. in the months of May, August, September or October, because the U.S.

November 1, 2006, 3:39 AM

As anyone who has flown aboard a private jet can attest, whiling away the time en route with a good book, sampling the catering or just engaging in some quiet conversation with cabin mates can make for an entirely enjoyable experience aloft.

November 1, 2006, 3:31 AM

Three years ago satellite direct television was “gee whiz” equipment. Today it is almost standard on anything larger than a Falcon 50. Honeywell, with its AIS-2000 multi-region system, provides in-flight coverage in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

October 31, 2006, 11:45 AM

It has been little more than a century since mankind figured out how birds do it and applied that knowledge to slipping the surly bonds. Ever since, we have been relying on the airfoil shape of a bird’s wing to shed gravity’s shackles and enter the sky on wings of our own.