Chad Trautvetter
News Editor at AIN

Chad is the editor of AINalerts, AIN's daily business aviation newsletter, and is also the news editor at AIN Media Group. He has been writing about aviation, with an emphasis on business aviation, since 1994. Chad started his writing career at The Avion, the student newspaper at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, serving as editor-in-chief before graduating with a bachelor's in aeronautical science. After a stint as managing editor at Professional Pilot magazine, he joined AIN in late 1998. Chad holds a commercial pilot certificated with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and he also is a CFI/CFII. He lives and works from his home in Venice, Florida.

Chad Trautvetter

Latest from Chad Trautvetter

Regulations and Government

Axis Building King Air 90GTx Flight Sim for INCAS

Company has finished flight testing campaign to gather data for simulator
Axis' King Air 90GTx used for flight sim data acquisition
Aircraft

Vref: Preowned Bizjet Market in Adjustment Period

High interest rates, election insecurities, and global economy weigh on used business jet sales
webhawker
Avionics

Garmin Expands Avionics Database Solutions for Europe

European aircraft operators now have a more cost-effective option to update their Garmin aviation databases
Garmin navigation database offerings expanded in Europe
Aircraft

Daher Ramping Up TBM, Kodiak Production

Company plans to deliver 60 TBMs and 25 Kodiaks this year
Kodiak production in Sandpoint, Idaho
Aircraft

Piper M700 Makes World Debut at Sun 'n Fun

Flagship turboprop sports unique livery at show
Piper M700 Fury
Aircraft

Junkers Takes Wraps Off of More-authentic A50 Heritage

Airplane features a radial engine and analog cockpit gauges
Junkers A50 Heritage
Aircraft

Textron eAviation Shows Off FAA-approved Velis, Works on Nexus eVTOL

Pipistrel subsidiary is driving electric aircraft innovation at the Textron division
Pipistrel Velis Electro at Sun 'n Fun 2024
Aircraft

Cirrus Launches Turnkey Aircraft Management Service

New program makes it even easier to own and operate a Cirrus SR-series piston or SF50 Vision Jet
Cirrus SR22T
Aircraft

Daher Adds More Pilot-assist Features to TBM 960

Additions include a pilot inactivity monitoring system, 3D SafeTaxi, and graphical weight and balance
Daher TBM 960 Model Year 2024
Aircraft

Daher On Track for Hybrid-electric Airplane in 2027

EcoPulse demonstration flights helping to guide new aircraft program
Daher EcoPulse
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Aircraft May Be Exempted from Canada Luxury Tax

Finance committee says aircraft should not be included in luxury tax
Aircraft

Textron Aviation Celebrates 60 Years of King Airs

First King Air 90 prototype flew on Jan. 24, 1964
Beechcraft King Air
Training and Workforce

Aviation Career Fair Expanded for Sun 'n Fun 2024

Hiring event now runs six days and eight hours per day
JSfirm career fair
Aircraft

Preowned Business Jet Market To Feel G700 Effect

Inventory for sale to rise as customers trade in aircraft for G700s
Gulfstream G700 at Savannah
Regulations and Government

FAA Seeking Pilots for Cognitive Research Study

Participants can earn up to $500 to take FAA cognitive test
pilot in Falcon 7X
Maintenance and Modifications

Vref: Smart Link Plus Enrollment Boosts Aircraft Value

Aircraft health monitoring service adds about 5 percent to aircraft value
Bombardier
Aircraft

Globe-girdling Gulfstream G700 Gets FAA Greenlight

Approval clears the way to begin deliveries of the 7,750-nm twinjet
Gulfstream G700
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Aviation Groups Oppose Tax Increases on Business Aircraft

Organizations say higher taxes will harm business aviation industry
Airports

Norwood Memorial Airport Runway Closing for Repairs

Runway 10/28 out of commission until mid-June, but Runway 17/35 remains open
Rotorcraft

Bell, Leonardo To Team on Tiltrotor Technologies

Effort will built on multi-decade cooperation between the companies
Bell Leonardo tiltrotor co-op
Rotorcraft

HAI Ushers in New Era as Vertical Aviation International

VAI wants to show it has 'open arms' for all kinds of vertical lift
Heli-Expo 2024 Anaheim, CA
Accidents

Naples Airport Authority Honors Crew of Accident CL604

Chair held a moment of silence and read a statement
Naples Airport
Accidents

Hop-A-Jet Challenger 604 Crashes on I-75 in Southwest Florida

Business jet was on a flight from Columbus, Ohio
N823KD Hop-A-Jet Challenger 604
Environment

NBAA Chief Bolen Kicks Off Miami Regional Forum

Show has 187 exhibitors and 22 aircraft on static display
2024 NBAA Miami Regional Forum
Aircraft

Gulfstream 2023 Bizjet Deliveries Slide on G700 Delays, but Set To Soar in '24

Company projects 160 jet shipments, including 50 G700s, this year
Gulfstream Aerospace winglet and logo
Regulations and Government

Brazil Reinstates Reciprocal Visa Requirements

Tourists will need visa starting April 10, while flight crewmembers have until July 10
Visa Application
Airports

Florida’s Naples Airport Starts Fly Quiet Program

Officials will recognize operators for quiet flying quarterly
Naples Airport
Airports

NBAA Raises Alarm on Proposed Dublin Airport Bizav Ban

Dublin Airport Authority seeks to eliminate all general aviation traffic to meet 32M passenger cap
Dublin Airport
Aircraft

5x5 Trading Takes Over Wheels Up Aircraft Broker Unit

The Florida firm is the exclusive provider of business aircraft acquisition and disposition services for Wheels Up
Aircraft

Aerocor Adds Turbine Aircraft Management to Portfolio

New division expands offerings across business aircraft ownership spectrum