Fixed-wing aircraft

July 11, 2012 - 3:30pm

Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, a few short miles from Farnborough not only has a Concorde (G-BBDG) but it has also reassembled and refurbished the simulator that British Airways used to train pilots on the iconic supersonic aircraft. AIN went to find more about the “Brooklands Concorde Experience” before the show.

July 9, 2012 - 2:30am

A specially configured Boeing 737-800 meant to test some of the airframe maker’s most promising new technologies now sits at Boeing Field in Seattle, where crews prepare to install experimental systems that could appear in service as early as 2017 on the 737 MAX.

June 29, 2012 - 4:17pm
A passenger disembarking from a business jet

NBAA’s No Plane-No Gain information campaign was created several years ago to combat the image of business aircraft portrayed in mainstream media as the private conveyances for top-level company executives heading to a teetime.

June 4, 2012 - 4:45pm
QantasLink Bombardier Dash 8-300

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found the two pilots of a QantasLink Bombardier Dash 8-300 to be primarily responsible for an unstabilized approach that activated the twin turboprop’s stick shaker on final approach to Runway 16 Left at Sydney Airport [YSSY] in New South Wales in March 2011. The Bureau said both pilots got behind the required checklist duties for configuring the aircraft before commencing the approach.

June 1, 2012 - 2:20pm
Indian MTA

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has signed a contract with Russia’s United Aircraft Corp Transport Aircraft (UAC-TA) to co-develop the 15- to 20-metric-ton-payload multirole transport aircraft (MTA). The pair formed a joint venture, Multirole Transport Aircraft Ltd, in 2010, following an inter-governmental agreement three years earlier.

May 12, 2012 - 3:30pm

Tightening regulation of airport noise is set to boost interest in hush-kitting older business jets, according to Hubbard Aviation Technologies, which will demonstrate its QS3 system for Gulfstream IIs and IIIs at EBACE 2012 in Geneva next week.

May 12, 2012 - 3:10pm

Embraer’s quest for a complete business jet portfolio took a major step forward in March with the start of taxi tests of Legacy 500 serial number 001 at the Brazilian OEM’s São Jose dos Campos plant.

May 12, 2012 - 3:05pm

The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) maintains that many safety challenges apply to the operation of all modern turbine aircraft, regardless of whether the logo on the tail is an airline’s or a corporation’s. The FSF is also no stranger to business aviation, organizing as it does each year in conjunction with NBAA the Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar.

May 2, 2012 - 4:47pm
Debris from the missing Air France A330-200 recovered from the Atlantic Ocean arrives at the port of Recife, Brazil on June 14, 2009.

Like many pilots, Bill Voss is concerned about the extent to which automation has changed the role of the professional pilot today. But as president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, Voss is also better placed than most to do something about the problems he perceives.

May 2, 2012 - 6:00am
Cessna Skyhawk 172

A broad-based and international FAA-industry committee is working to simplify Part 23 of the Federal Aviation Regulations in a way that doubles aircraft safety while reducing costs by as much as 50 percent.

The potential new rules will also serve as a new international set of standards for aircraft weighing less than 12,500 pounds.

 
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