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Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Revised SIFL Rates Are in Effect

The current Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates in effect from July 1 through December 31 are: 0 to 500 sm–$0.1926; 501 to 1,500 sm–$0.1469; and more
Safety

NASA’s ‘Callback’ Safety Bulletin Reaches Milestone

Callback, the monthly safety bulletin from the people who run NASA’s aviation safety reporting system, was 25 years old in July.
Regulations and Government

Three Learjets Seized in Drug Ring Bust

A drug bust last month netted Drug Enforcement Administration officials 141 pounds of cocaine, two handguns, an AK-47, approximately $700,000 in cash, the
FBOs

TAG Aviation to build new executive

The TAG Aviation board of directors has approved the construction of a new operations and executive terminal building at Farnborough.

Golfers Raise $5,000 for Corporate Angel Network

The fifth annual corporate aviation golf tournament organized by Houston-based handling agent Air Routing International raised $5,000 for the Corporate Ang

NASA Selects Composite Testing Site

NASA has charged the National Institute for Aviation Research, an aerospace research and development laboratory based in Wichita and associated with Wichit

U.S. manufacturers bullish

The bull is back, or at least it appears to be.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Interior Designer Selected for SSBJ

Aerion, a Reno, Nev.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Company Books Its 100th Caravan Interior

Installation of an executive interior last month represented the 100th completion of a Cessna Caravan by Capital Aviation.
Aircraft

Eclipse 500 To Fly at Oshkosh

The first public flight exhibition for the Eclipse 500 very light jet is planned on July 27 during the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., from July 25
Avionics

Honeywell Debuts Online Flight Planning

Honeywell Flight Support Services has unveiled an online flight planning service.
FBOs

Ghana Aviation Safety Rating Downgraded

The FAA said that after reassessing the civil aviation authority of Ghana, the agency concluded that the African country does not have an “adequate infrast
Regulations and Government

Legislation Would Limit Weather Data

Sen.

This year’s deliveries off to a flying start

Deliveries of business jets and turboprops in the first quarter of this year jumped about 20 percent compared with deliveries in the same period last year,

10-year forecast predicts strong bizjet deliveries

Some 7,417 business jets will be delivered between 2005 and 2014, peaking with the shipment of more than 800 jets in 2013, according to the Teal Group’s 15

Avcoach guides first-time bizav buyers

Given the decline in airline service, invasive security at the airport and fewer nonstop flights, it’s no wonder that those with the means to travel by bus
Accidents

Passenger/Pilot Recovering from Injuries

Gerry Garapich and fellow passenger Bob Powelson are recovering from the injuries they sustained on May 5 during a rough landing at North Las Vegas Airport
Accidents

Bombardier CL600 Subject of Alert

The FAA has issued a special airworthiness information bulletin to alert operators of Bombardier CL600-2B19 regional jets of “higher-than-expected levels o

OEMs Sign Up for Asian Bizav Show

All major business aircraft manufacturers are among the 29 exhibitors already booked for the first full Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (AB

NBAA Reaches Out for New Board Members

In keeping with NBAA’s new effort to seek candidates who are familiar with business aviation through a “variety of professional skills and experiences,” th
FBOs

Jet Aviation Opens Dubai FBO

Jet Aviation officially opened its FBO at Dubai International Airport last month, the company’s third FBO in the Middle East.
Aircraft

New Utility Turboprop Receives First Orders

Quest Aircraft of Sandpoint, Idaho, received its first orders last month for the Kodiak, a high-wing, fixed-gear turboprop single, a prototype of which is
Security

Legislation Includes Bizav Security Initiative

Language included in the federal homeland security funding bill encourages the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to continue moving forward on e
Regulations and Government

User fees get cool reception on the Hill

Calls to institute user fees to help pay for FAA expenditures in the future continue to generate little support in Congress, as evidenced by a hearing befo
Regulations and Government

Highway bill affects bizav

The Senate passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (the “Highway Bill”) on May 17, which authorizes surface transportation spending through F

Court Declines To Hear Age-60 Challenge

The Supreme Court last month declined to hear a pilot group’s challenge to the rule that prohibits pilots from flying for Part 121 operators past age 60, r
Aircraft

Venturing deeper into bizav, Embraer unveils two new jets

Embraer, which has sustained a presence in the business aviation market with the Legacy, a corporate version of its ERJ 135 regional jet, last month announ
Airports

ADIZ violation may slow GA's return to DCA

General aviation’s quest to return to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) sustained a blow last month when two Pennsylvania pilots caused anoth

Europe's Premier Bizav Show Returns To Geneva

OEMs made a number of announcements at last month’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, held once again at Palexpo Convention Center in G
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Jury hits EJM for $27M in abduction trial

In a child-abduction case that has sent a chill through the business aviation industry, a Connecticut jury has ordered Executive Jet Management (EJM) to pa