Human Interest

January 26, 2012 - 3:05pm

Schubach Aviation ended its year-long “One Cent Per Mile” fundraising campaign for orphaned animals by donating $10,160.19 to Helen Woodward Animal Center. Last January, the San Diego-based air charter firm pledged a minimum of $8,000 to the animal center through this campaign. Schubach will be partnering with the animal center for the upcoming Puppy Flush Poker Tournament and Spring Fling.

January 17, 2012 - 3:10pm

Nav Canada is changing Canadian ATC procedures to require aircraft to comply with published SID/Star altitude restrictions unless they are cancelled by ATC, starting February 9. According to NBAA, an aircraft that is assigned a SID/Star and then assigned a higher or lower altitude is still expected to comply with any published altitude restrictions on the SID/Star while climbing or descending to the new assigned altitude unless ATC specifically states “all SID/Star altitude restrictions cancelled.”

December 22, 2011 - 4:31pm

This morning a Gulfstream V took off from Westchester County Airport, New York, and in so doing marked the 30th anniversary of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the business aviation charity that uses empty seats on business aircraft to fly cancer patients to treatment. On Dec.

November 30, 2011 - 1:00pm
James Carville

During my journalism career, I’ve interviewed everyone from Bruce Springsteen (back when he could walk down the street unrecognized) to a Ku Klux Klan leader (who was arrested on kidnapping and weapons charges soon after we met). But none of my interviews have been more fascinating than the ones I’ve conducted with prominent bizav users at Business Jet Traveler, AIN’s sister publication.

November 30, 2011 - 11:04am

Smyrna Air Center has begun a flight test/data recording program with the new GE H80, 800-shp engine on the King Air 90 series. The engine is the next step up in performance for the Power90 Conversion.

November 25, 2011 - 10:39pm

This week I did the most difficult thing in my life: I brought my 13-year-old golden retriever, Megan, home from the intensive-care unit to die. I lay down next to her at her favorite napping spot in the house and my 14-year-old golden, Rocky, her life-long companion, lay on the other side. Despite being gravely ill, Megan knew she was home, knew who we were and even poked her favorite, plush squeak-toy with her nose.

November 3, 2011 - 12:13pm
Signature pedal plane.

A toy pedal-plane, plated and finished by Signature Plating of Cibolo, Texas, was the prize in a raffle won at the NBAA Convention last month by Rolf Smith, aircraft sales director of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based IntelliJet. With Smith in the photo are Signature Plating CFO Frank McKnight and Par Avion president Janine Iannarelli. Proceeds from the raffle went to Susan G.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Carlos Bertomeu

The ERA assembly in Rome in September proved a high-profile event for Air Nostrum, as the Spanish airline won the ERA Airline of the Year gold award, and Carlos Bertomeu, the airline’s president and CEO, won reelection as vice president of the ERA board. 

October 11, 2011 - 2:15pm
BJT's Jennifer Leach and Jeff Burger

The entire team at Business Jet Traveler magazine is proud to announce that Jeff Burger, editor, received NBAA’s Gold Wing Award “for excellent and insightful reporting on the most important issues impacting business aviation.” Jennifer Leach is the BJT’s editorial director.

October 10, 2011 - 6:22pm

Aviation research specialist Conklin & de Decker (Booth No. N2317) has awarded its fourth annual Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management scholarship prize to Embry-Riddle senior Christine Dow. She will receive $5,000 toward her studies, having won the award for her passion for aviation.