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Regulations and Government

Archer Aviation Receives Part 135 Operating Certificate

Its Archer Air subsidiary may begin on-demand commercial air taxi services
Archer Aviation's airline subsidiary, Archer Air, received a Part 135 air carrier and operator from the FAA in June 2024.
Environment

IATA: Industry on Track To Triple SAF Output in 2024

The global SAF Output in 2024 will equal less than one percent of jet fuel usage
Phillips 66 San Francisco area renewable fuels refinery
Aircraft

Group Restoring First-delivered Learjet 23 Sees Progress

The removal of the cabin interior paves the way for further airframe testing
Stripped interior of Lear 23-003
Aircraft

Revolution.Aero Draws Advanced Air Mobility Leaders to London

Electric aircraft developers will face scrutiny from independent analysts and the financial community
Revolution.Aero in Dublin
Maintenance and Modifications

MD Helicopters Signs First UK Service Center

Skytech Helicopters has been maintaining MD rotorcraft for more than 20 years
Skytech Helicopters maintenance hangar
Rotorcraft

VAI Opens Nominations for Salute to Excellence Awards

The awards recognize outstanding contributions by industry participants
Harold Summers the late VAI director of maintenance
Safety

Jet Linx Pauses Ops for Annual Safety Summit

The theme of this year's summit is 25 Years of Safety, celebrating the company's milestone year.
Jet Linx
Environment

Signature Debuts First U.S. Electric 5,000-gallon Jet Tanker

Electric refueler went into service at the FBO chain's Vail, Colorado location
Rampmaster's fully electric 5,000 gallon jet-A fueler.
Security

UK Tightens Bizav Passenger Security Requirements

Operators, pilots, and owners can be fined £10,000 for not complying
New C3 security Screening device at Farnborough Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

Rolls-Royce Expands Business Aviation Services Network

Engine maker adds Airline Support Baltic to its network of authorized service centers
Rolls-Royce mechanic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Joby Aviation Acquires Autonomous Flight Pioneer Xwing

Joby’s eVTOL air taxis could fly without pilots someday
Two of Joby’s prototype electric air taxi aircraft at the company’s flight test and manufacturing facilities in Marina, California.
FBOs

Stellar Refreshes Reno-Tahoe Options with FBO Opening

New Nevada faciity replaces the one the company has operated since 2020
New Stellar Aviation FBO at KRNO
Training and Workforce

Industry Leaders Take on Workforce Issues

Leaders point to shortage of skilled and experienced talent, need for retention
Pilots in a business jet
Charter & Fractional

Air Charter Association Moves Broker Training Online

Online training will make broker qualification more accessible
Glenn Hogben, CEO of the Air Charter Association
Aircraft

Business Jet Market Growing Roots in Africa

Demand for business aircraft is on the upswing as business expands across the continent
Pilatus PC-24 in South Africa
FBOs

Privately-owned Virginia Airport Has a Growth Spurt

The airport is finishing off one $10 million expansion project, just to begin the next
Hampton Roads Executive Airport
Rotorcraft

FAA, National Park Service Impose Cuts on Air Tour Business

Operators believe the air tour management plan process isn't being fairly applied
 Rushmore Helicopters and Black Hills Aerial Adventures
Training and Workforce

Special Ops for Special Airfields

Preparing for the steep approach
Embraer Legacy 500 cockpit approaching London City Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

Stevens Resumes Western Migration with Mayo MRO Acquisition

Mayo boosts Rocky Mountain presence
Stevens Aerospace mechanic
Training and Workforce

Oklahoma City: The National Airspace System's 'Treasure'

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center is the intersection of all things aviation
students at FAA's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC)
Accidents

Business Aircraft Accident Reports: June 2024

Preliminary and final accident reports, June 2024
rural runway
Training and Workforce

People in Aviation

People in Aviation - April
People in Aviation - June 2024 headshots
Charter & Fractional

Air Charter Demand Set To Fluctuate in June and July

European Championship soccer tournament in Germany and the Paris Summer Olympics are two bright spots
Avinode charter booking pricing data
Aircraft

Hope Floats with Samaritan Seaplanes

Samaritan Aviation's amphibious air ambulances serve Papua New Guinea's river villages
Samaritan amphibious air ambulance
Cabin Interior and Electronics

How the Completions Industry Hopes To Shake Up 2024 and Beyond

‘The buyer is a different person today'
Duncan Aviation CL300 interior
Aircraft

Textron Shows Off Progress on Nexus eVTOL Demonstrator

The Nexus team has finished mating the aircraft's fuselage
Nexus eVTOL technology demonstrator
Avionics

Merlin Engineers Fly on Stratotanker for Autonomy Research

Human factors guide enhancements to the Merlin Pilot autonomous flight control system
Merlin engineers Josie Cater, Nick Lepore, and Carl Pankok pose for a photo in front of a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Charter & Fractional

China's Shanxi Province Will Fly Tourists in EHang's eVTOL Aircraft

An agreement calls for up to 500 of the two-seat pilotless aircraft to be delivered
EHang's main production plant for eVTOL aircraft is at Yunfu in China
Safety

TrustFlight Releases Centrik 5 SMS Upgrade

The new release is the largest since the platform was introduced in 2012
TrustFlight's Centrik 5 safety management system platform
Avionics

Garmin STCs Cockpit Upgrade for Citation CJ2

Dealers can now install a new Garmin avionics system in the CJ2
Garmin avionics for Citation CJ2 business jet