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Training and Workforce

Joby Debuts 'ElevateOS' Software for Air Taxi Operations

FAA authorizes Joby’s operating system for on-demand aerial ridesharing services
Joby experimental test pilot Zach Reeder flies the company's preproduction prototype eVTOL aircraft in Marina, California.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Bombardier, F/List Open Biggin Hill Interiors Showroom

The Material Lounge is part of Bombardier's UK aircraft service center
Bombardier and F/List's new Material Lounge at London Biggin Hill Airport
Rotorcraft

Omni Helicopters Picks Two for Ab Initio Helo Training

The rigorous selection process involved nearly 20 candidates
Somant Heeralal and Yadram Ramcharran, Omni Helicopters
Training and Workforce

Colorado Skies Academy Gets Charter Authorization

School hopes to attract middle schoolers to aerospace field
Colorado SKIES Academy
Rotorcraft

Loft VR Helo Simulator Approved for Sling Load Training

Pilots were able to safety handle real sling loads after the VR training
Loft Dynamics virtual reality helicopter sling load training
Training and Workforce

Bizav Stalwart Dick Van Gemert Flies West

Van Gemert had a career spanning five decades and was actively involved in numerous organizations
Richard Van Gemert
Charter & Fractional

Bluetail and Million Air Dallas Partner for Maintenance System

Program was launched in mid-May
Million Air Dallas
Regulations and Government

FAA's Part 380 Plans Receiving Mixed Reviews

NBAA questioned the rationale for a rulemaking while ALPA cheered
JSX
Maintenance and Modifications

MD Helicopters Adds Texas Authorized Service Center

MD is further expanding its service center network
Thoroughbred Aviation's Georgetown, Texas maintenance facility
FBOs

Another FBO To Land at Montreal Metro Airport

Upscale facilty is slated to make its debut at CYHU in late 2025
Artist rendering of the planned JB Aviation FBO at Montreal Metropolitan Airport
Charter & Fractional

MRO Insider Rebrands to Alpha Wingman

Company's new services include catering and ground support
Mark Wagner
FBOs

Universal Aviation Expands Handling Network to Cayman Islands

New network member CDS brings three decades of aircraft handling experience
CDS team members await arriving aircraft
Avionics

Aussie ADS-B Rebate Scheme To Enter New Phase

Next round of funding will help cover cost of ADS-B In/Out equipment in Australia-registered aircraft
Training and Workforce

NBAA Exploring Mental Health Peer Support for Bizav

Peer support programs have proven extremely effective, experts say
NBAA's Mark Larsen, Quay Snyder, co-founder, president, and CEO of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service, and CFI Laila Stein
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Consultants Offer Sober Assessment of eVTOL Viability

This week's Revolution Aero conference assessed the hype around the new sector of aviation
Revolution Aero 2024 conference in London
Environment

Alder Renewables Opens SAF Lab in Colorado

Facility will work out any hurdles in the process ahead of full-scale production
Alder Renewables new lab in Boulder, Colo.
FBOs

Upstart FBO Takes Over at D.C.-area Airport

Move will leave Kuhn Aviation as the sole FBO vendor at Leesburg Executive Airport
The former ProJet Aviation FBO at Virginia's Leesburg Executive Airport
Aircraft

Vertical Aerospace Close to Flight Testing New eVTOL Prototype

The UK start-up aims to demonstrate the four-passenger aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL aircraft
FBOs

Signature Signs MOU on Chainwide eVTOL Charging

Signature and Archer look to first install air taxi sites in major urban U.S. areas coast-to-coast
Artist rendering of Archer Aircraft in United Airlines livery at Signature FBO
Aircraft

Uncrewed Air One Cargo eVTOL Aircraft Attracts Early Interest

The new model is a spin-off from the company's piloted personal eVTOL aircraft
Air One uncrewed cargo eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Bristow Shares Its Thinking On Early eVTOL Aircraft Use Cases

The helicopter operator plans to add several of the new vehicles to its fleet
Bristow plans to operate Overair's Butterfly eVTOL aircraft
Regulations and Government

Japan's SkyDrive Begins FAA Type Certification for eVTOL Aircraft

The three-seat vehicle is expected to achieve Japanese type certification in 2026
SkyDrive begins FAA type certification for SD-05 eVTOL aircraft
Regulations and Government

FAA To Change Part 380 Ops, Exploring Special Category

The FAA is kicking off a rulemaking to tighten Part 380 operations, but forming a panel to study data
JSX Embraer ERJ (Photo JSX)
Regulations and Government

IBAC Hosts Forum for Industry Partner Program

Bombardier's Bruce Parry was elected chair of the group
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Aviation Goes Big Down Under

The airframer is upgrading its service network in Australia with expanded, modernized facilities
Beechcraft King Air 360 in flight over Australian plains
Rotorcraft

Metro Delivers AStar Helo to Texas Game Wardens

Helicopter will fly law enforcement, search-and-rescue, and aerial firefighting missions
Texas Game Wardens Airbus Helicopters H125
Charter & Fractional

Corporate Eagle Now 100% Employee-owned

Transition to employee ownership took three years
Corporate Eagle
Charter & Fractional

Wheels Up Refreshes Membership and Charter Packages

Private flight clients can now earn more benefits with Delta Air Lines
Wheels Up King Air in Las Vegas
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet South Africa On Pace for Record Airframe Checks

The Dassault Aviation subsidiary previously set an annual record of seven aircraft
ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa
Airports

Houston and Wisk Expand Plans for Autonomous eVTOL Air Services

The eVTOL aircraft developer is building on a partnership with Houston suburb Sugar Land
Wisk Aero's Generation 6 eVTOL aircraft