January 2017

Aviation International News

January 2017

AIN senior editor Matt Thurber flies Dassault's new flagship, the Falcon 8X, and finds the fly-by-wire trijet to be impressively easy to fly from its clean and uncluttered flight deck. The 8X is Dassault's largest and longest-range business jet.

Time is marching on toward the ADS-B equipage deadline of midnight on Dec. 31, 2019. We examine business aviation operators' progress and what the avionics makers and shops are offering to keep the process moving.

After a decade in the making, the FAA issued a comprehensive rewrite of the Part 23 regulations before year-end, setting in motion a new approach to certifying small airplanes. The industry has high hopes for a renaissance of the market.

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