James Wynbrandt
Contributor - Business Aviation

A multi-engine, instrument rated pilot, James Wynbrandt has been an AIN and Business Jet Traveler contributor since 2003. His in-depth reporting and insightful features have won more than a dozen editorial honors, including two National Business Aviation Association Gold Wing Awards (2019; 2021), and his articles have also appeared in the New York Times, Barron’s, Fortune, Forbes, and Smithsonian Air & Space. He has flown his Mooney M20K 252 on assignments throughout North and Central America and the Caribbean. Wynbrandt is also the author of Flying High (Wiley & Sons), a biography of Jet Blue founder David Neeleman, as well as histories, references works, and books on a variety of other topics from major publishers. He lives in New York City.

James Wynbrandt

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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Clients Go Wild for Cabin Completions, Refurbs

Bold colors, big patterns and personal fashion statements are part of today’s aircraft interior trends
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Air Capital Expands Interiors Services and Capacity

Wichita company marks its fifth anniversary, has worked on more than 60 aircraft models from pistons to large-cabin jets.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

AmSafe Highlights New Restraint System for GA Aircraft

Phoenix company’s air bag seatbelts can now be retrofitted in more than 500 models of GA aircraft.
Training and Workforce

Proficiency Courses Showcase GA’s Safety Efforts

Mooney pilots descend on Manchester for two days of classroom and airwork.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Duncan Updates Challenger 605 Cabin with Simple Refurb

New seats and drink rails achieve makeover impact on minimal investment.
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Avionics

Crew Dog Offers Low-cost ADS-B Receiver

Unit runs on freely available Statux open source software
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Constant Takes on Three Cabin Projects

The company is performing completions work on two Global 6000s and a Gulfstream G650
Aircraft

Phenom 300E Shines in Embraer Exec Jet Family

Embraer's Phenom 300 is a best-seller in the light jet class.
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Safety

NTSB Hosts LOC Forum at Oshkosh

Panelists cite training, tools, and technology in battle against aviation’s number-one killer
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Cabin Electronics & Connectivity Special Report 2018

New networks and services advance bizav’s onboard experience.
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Aircraft

Bombardier Atmosphère Takes CRJ Cabin to a Higher Plane

Delta Airlines is launch customer for the redesigned cabin, featuring larger luggage bins and lav, more connectivity options, and mood lighting.
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Aircraft

Peach Picks Airbus A321LR for Medium-haul Ops

Japan's pioneering low-cost carrier will become Asia's launch customer for the long range platform in 2020

MBDA Touts New High-tech Missile Plant in UK

Facility in Bolton employs 670 designers and engineers, and produces key missiles for UK armed forces.
Aircraft

GE Wins $437M Adaptive Cycle Engine Contract

Modification of prior U.S. Air Force agreement lets GE continue work on Next Gen powerplants for air superiority applications
Aircraft

Garmin Demos New Fighter Cockpit 'Experience'

Sim features integrated flight deck configuration selected for Textron's Scorpion, Diamond's new Dart 550, and TacAir's F-5 retrofits
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Aircraft

Honeywell: Airlines Planning Big Connectivity Spends

New survey reports more than half of airline respondents plan to spend up to $1 million per aircraft in the next five years

Mecaer Touts Its Four Business Lines

Company’s Landing Gear Systems division wins key award from UTC for delivery of Gulfstream jets’ gear.

Daher Showcases Strategic Growth Plan

French company wins first supply contract with Boeing, for 787 parts, and offers smart app for TBM 910/930 owners and operators
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Aircraft

Diamond’s DART 550 Trainer Makes World Debut

Austrian company, under new ownership, puts “a focus on continued growth” through developing new aircraft models and technologies.
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Security

Accenture Links Blockchain to Performance Boosts

Six in seven aerospace and defense companies expect to integrate blockchain by 2021, new study finds.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

UK Showcases Robotics Challenge

UK grant program aims to speed development of robots and drones for duty in extreme and hazardous environments.
Airlines

Hexagon Displays Geospatial Data Management Solutions

U.S. company showcases expanded product line of real time data management solutions enabled by recent acquisition of Belgium's Luciad
Aircraft

Norsk and Spirt Announce Additive Manufacturing Qualification

Additive manufacturing pioneer also produces rocket nozzle for European Space Agency
Airlines

ITT Cannon Debuts High Speed Data Transfer Connector

Lightweight receptacle with PCB contacts is designed for commercial aviation market
Aircraft

328 Support Highlights Dornier Conversions

German company displays aircraft illustrating the many mission possibilities for the type.
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Aircraft

Leonardo, Poland Sign LOI on AW249 Development

Agreement paves way for collaboration on the in-development combat helicopter, slated to replace Italy's AW 129 fleet.
Aircraft

PPG To Provide Cockpit Windows for Dassault Falcon 6X

U.S. company also begins design work on flight deck windows for the Antonov AN-132 multipurpose transport
Aircraft

Challenger 350 Earns Steep Approach OK

Bombardier also announces first Global 5000 with Premier Cabin available for charter in Europe through TAG Aviation
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Aircraft

Farnborough Airspace Brought Under Control

CAA grants airport's request for Class D airspace designation despite GA objections.
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Aircraft

Cargo Group inks B$10 LOI for Boeing Freighters

Russian specialty cargo hauler also reaffirms order for five 747-8 freighters, will explore possible 767 and 737 freighter purchases
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