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Coronavirus Brings Cabin Humidity Levels into Question

Adding humidity to dry indoor air, especially in aircraft cabins, offers a compelling solution to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Bizav Owner-pilots Aim High on Safety, Professionalism

Striving for safe owner-pilot operations is all about adopting a professional attitude to flying.
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Let's All Pitch in To Spread the Truth About Our Industry

Too often, business aviation as an industry doesn't step forward to correct misinformation.

Pierre Gautier, 'Father of the Concorde,' Dies at 94

Pierre Gautier's fingerprints are all over the French aerospace industry

StandardAero Keeps GE's CF34s Spinning

Having recently delivered its 3,000th CF34 workscope, StandardAero is seeing significant growth in services for the GE engine.

Defending our industry: some context

When private flying comes under attack, there are ways to defend our industry.

Our 2020 Vision:

AIN takes its annual look ahead at key elements of the aviation industry

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 777-200 Visits Atlantic City

With 50 different new technologies on board, Boeing's ecoDemonstrator is a flying test bed for innovation.
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Gogo Adds Phenom 300 to Avance L5-approved Fleet

Embraer's Phenom 300 now has an STC for Gogo Business Aviation's Avance L5 Connectivity solution.

King Air C90 Now Eligible for G1000 NXi Upgrade

Beechcraft's C90 King Air can now be upgraded to Garmin's latest version of the G1000 flight deck, the NXi.

Dassault's Falcon Family Honors John Rosanvallon

Stepping down as president and CEO after a 44-year career, John Rosanvallon will be remembered fondly by the Falcon family.
Maintenance and Modifications

Western Aircraft Lining Up for Heavy Mx on PC-24

With a strong background in PC-12 work, Western Aircraft is gearing up for Pilatus's PC-24 twinjet.
Maintenance and Modifications

EAP Adds New Engine Models to Support Menu

Engine Assurance Program has doubled its client base every year since it launched in 2015 and now has even more engines on its list.
Maintenance and Modifications

Tamarack Files Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization

The manufacturer of Atlas active winglets expects to emerge from bankruptcy protection as early as the end of this year.
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Training and Workforce

FlightSafety Ramps Up To Meet Training Surge

Legacy training provider FlightSafety International is taking multiple steps to keep up with demand for training in bizav.
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G700 Mockup Maker Kept Project Under Wraps for Two Years

Jeff Bonner R&D built the G700 mockup, but the company's 100 employees had to keep the project to themselves for two years.
Maintenance and Modifications

Astronics Wireless PED Charger Ready for Delivery

The Astronics module provides wireless charging for passengers’ smartphones and other devices.

Dassault Plots Future Models with 'Smart Design'

Dassault's Eric Trappier sees reveal of next Falcon in 2021, as company also plans a new factory and lays groundwork for new fighter.
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Daher Completes Quest Acquisition

France's Daher has acquired Idaho-based Quest Aircraft and the synergies are just beginning.
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Hot-Stop Adds New Vessel for Today's Larger Phones

Baker Aviation is promoting a new 14-inch by 10-inch fire-containment device.

FBO Veteran Michael Dolphin Flies West

Mike Dolphin was particularly well known in New York-area aviation circles.


EAA AirVenture coverage contained erroneous information on the restoration of 'That's All Brother.'

AirVenture 2019

The past, present, and future appeared together at the GA mecca
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Phoenix East Offers Latam Students Flying Start

With a fleet of Diamond and Cessna trainers, Daytona Beach, Florida-based Phoenix East Aviation has been in business since 1972.
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RDD Enterprises Wants to Upgrade Amateur-built Hot Rod

Three experienced GA veterans have a business plan built on completing 10 airplanes per year.
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Aspen Drives Price Down With Painless Upgrades

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Aspen believes avionics should be able to grow with a pilot's needs.

Light Aircraft Group Optimistic on Coming Rule Changes

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association leader told journalists he sees good news on the horizon for LSAs.

Hartzell Brings Newly STC'd Props to AirVenture

Ohio propeller manufacturer Hartzell is showing two fresh approvals for Cessna and American Champion models.
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Piper Counting Its Blessings from Pilot Demand

With demand for pilots on the upswing, Piper is sitting pretty as the top trainer producer
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ForeFlight Offering New Sentry Mini Receiver at AirVenture

The latest entry to the Sentry family offers a wealth of functionality for $299.
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