Business Aviation

News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, maintenance, operations, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security, and training.

Training and Workforce

AINsight: Sharpening Your Axe

Taking time off is crucial to mental health and productivity
Training and Workforce

Summit Aviation's Cancer Survivor Flight Camp Returns

The donor-funded program is now in its 10th year
Participant in Summit Aviation's/Eagle Mounts annual Cancer Survivor Flight Camp
Security

Two Bizjets Spray-painted at London Stansted

Two protestors breached airside security at the UK airport
Just Stop Oil at Stansted Airport
Security

Olympic Games To Bring More Bizav Traffic to Paris

Those heading to the summer games should expect long lines and lots of security
Paris
Training and Workforce

CAE Dedicates Gulfstream Training Center in Savannah

Training center began operations with G280 and G450/G550 simulators
CAE Savannah, Georgia center (Photo: Chad Trautvetter/AIN)
Avionics

Garmin GI 275 Approved for MD Helicopters MD500/530

The approval expands installation options for Garmin's electronic flight instrument
Garmin GI 275 electronic flight instrument
Environment

Arizona's Sedona Airport Now Offers SAF

The lone FBO will receive 30/70 blend shipments on a regular basis
SAF tanker at Arizona's Sedona Airport
FBOs

Farnborough Airport Unveils Major Hangar Development

The Domus III project greatly expands the London-area bizav hub's aircraft storage
Farnborough Airport's new Domus III hangar complex
Aircraft

GJC: Bizjet Market Is Normalizing

The first quarter saw flight operations and transactions decline, but backlogs increased
Cessna Citation Latitude
Maintenance and Modifications

GPMS Adds Two More Airbus Models to Foresight HUMS STCs

GPMS' Foresight HUMS is now certified on five different Airbus models
GMPS Hums on board Airbus helicopter
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Environment

Bio-fiber Could Reduce CO2 in Composites Production

Feedstocks could include wood, food, or plant waste or atmospheric carbon dioxide
Airbus bio-fiber panel