February 2, 2010 - 12:57am

Bombardier has named classical music star Lang Lang as one of its business-aircraft brand ambassadors. According to the Canadian airframer, the classical pianist’s need for flexibility, comfort and timesaving makes him the consummate business traveler–perfectly suited to represent the Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft brands.

January 28, 2010 - 11:10am

During the last quarter of last year, ARG/US International added 18 charter operators to its Platinum rating system, bringing the total number of operators

January 27, 2010 - 5:16am

NBAA said printed brochures mailed to members for the association’s 37th annual International Operators Conference contain incorrect dates for the event. This year’s conference will be held from March 29 to April 1 in New Orleans, La. For more information on the IOC, go to www.nbaa.org/ioc.

January 27, 2010 - 4:01am

The King Air Book by Tom Clements has recently been released. Available online at www.lulu.com, the $49.95 book compiles 15 years of articles that Clements has published about King Airs based on his 37 years of flying the venerable twin turboprops. It is billed as “invaluable for current or future pilots of King Airs.”

December 21, 2009 - 6:23am

Alongside ostentatious neighbors like the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain has tended to get overlooked as a Middle Eastern hub for air transportation. Yet, the island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf actually lays a fair claim to being the birthplace of aviation in the Middle East. Next month (January 21 to 23) it intends to point the world to its aviation future when it hosts its own airshow for the first time.

November 20, 2009 - 9:30am

The debut of the Boeing AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopter at the Dubai Airshow this month was just the latest iteration in this aircraft’s long and complicated history. The design first flew in the 1960s as the Hughes Model 300. It was adopted by the U.S. Army as the OH-6A and further developed for civilian customers as the Models 500 and 530.

October 30, 2009 - 8:02am

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg rebuffed local media criticism for using his own helicopter, an AgustaWestland A109S Grand, at his own expense, to travel to a concert at the Meadowlands by the rock group U-2. The concert was held on a Friday night following a day when Bloomberg had a particularly busy schedule. But that didn’t stop a local television reporter from reminding the mayor that turbine helicopters burn more fuel than cars.

October 20, 2009 - 8:42am

Emteq (Booth No. 2289) is unveiling “Easy HD” for its SkyPro and other manufacturers’ cabin management systems (CMS). The system provides high-definition (HD) components that work independently of an aircraft’s existing CMS and requires little or no modification of the CMS. It replaces existing analog bulkhead monitors with SkyPro HD monitors sized from 10.4 to 64 inches.

October 14, 2009 - 12:32pm

Seems like the buzz about social media is never ending these days–so much so, in fact, that you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has not heard of a blog or a podcast. That’s the good news. The bad news is that digging a bit deeper, you’ll probably find that most folks are almost clueless about why they should spend any time reading or listening to one, much less building one of their own.

October 14, 2009 - 5:52am

The Meridian Companies at Teterboro Airport come to Orlando epitomizing the old saw that “when times get tough the tough get going.” The Meridian NBAA booth (No. 1890) showcases the four facets of the New Jersey airport business: Meridian Teterboro-FBO Services; Meridian Jet Center, an FAA Part 145 repair station and detailing service; Meridian Air Charter and Meridian Aircraft Management.