General aviation

October 8, 2011 - 3:20pm

Don Spruston, director general of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), is the 2010 recipient of the NBAA John P. “Jack” Doswell Award, granted each year for lifelong individual achievement in supporting business aviation. Spruston has been director general of the IBAC since 1999. 

October 8, 2011 - 8:00am
NTSB board member Earl Weener

Amid changes to the format of its annual “most wanted” list, the NTSB has included improvement in general aviation safety as one of its hot-button topics. In the past, the Safety Board had used the list as a sort of scorecard, keeping track of the progress of its specific outstanding safety recommendations, which would remain in the list until they were resolved. That began to prove unwieldy as the number of open recommendations piled up.

September 30, 2011 - 10:45pm

Politicians like to use the term “dead on arrival” to refer to unpalatable bills, and that’s how 116 bipartisan members of the House earlier this year described a trial balloon floated by the Obama Administration on user fees for general aviation.

September 29, 2011 - 11:00am

In testimony yesterday to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said the U.S.

August 26, 2011 - 8:05am

Though the pace of business aviation in India has grown steadily over the last decade, the country’s airport infrastructure to handle those flights is still in the rudimentary stage, according to industry sources in the country.

August 4, 2011 - 11:47am

The general aviation industry’s rebound continues to sputter, according to first-half shipment numbers released this afternoon by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. In the first six months of the year, total worldwide GA airplane shipments fell 15.5 percent from the first half of 2010, while total billings were down 22.3 percent, to $7.3 billion.

July 29, 2011 - 8:55am

General aviation as a whole was a stain on an otherwise excellent year for aviation safety in Europe, according to 2010 accident figures released by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

July 28, 2011 - 5:50am

Just when the business aviation industry appears to be weathering the economic storm comes another series of blows.

July 7, 2011 - 10:08am

General aviation as a whole was a stain on an otherwise excellent year for aviation safety in Europe, according to 2010 accident figures released today by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). For all GA operations including both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters weighing more than 2,250 kg (4,960 pounds) involved in private, business and aerial work activity, the total number of accidents increased from 19 in 2009 to 31 last year.

July 6, 2011 - 11:49am

Now that Caiga has finalized its purchase of Cirrus Aircraft, it is more than abundantly clear that Chinese companies (most owned by the government) are making huge investments in general aviation (GA) infrastructure. But the Chinese government is making a gigantic mistake that will make it difficult for these investments ever to pay off.

 
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